May 30, 2011

In the Summertime

 It's Memorial Day. I know it is Memorial Day, because along with flags flying, 
my peonies are in bloom!

This weekend has been totally laid back and relaxing. I spent time doing things I enjoyed, like

The zinnia seeds have sprouted, and are ready to be planted.

 These still need to be planted. My pots are washed and ready to go,
but I need more potting soil :)

Nothing better than burgers and hot dogs on the grill. YUM!
I have to admit that I cooked ribs in the crockpot today. Much easier.

One of the best parts of the weekend is hanging out with this cute little puppy ♥. 

I also spent some time this weekend quilting! Will share more later this week.
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend, and thanks to all of the 
men and women who serve and protect our country, 
and to Becky, who provided all of the photos in today's post!

May 19, 2011

Rain Delay

These are the only things that are in bloom in my yard right now. My lilacs have come and gone, and I loved picking bunches of them to bring in the house. They smell divine! I was able to sneak outside to take a few pictures during the few minutes of sunshine we have experienced in northeast Ohio during the past few months. I have flats of flowers patiently waiting to be planted, and I can hardly wait to spend a day in the yard. I cannot wait for the "rain delay" to be over!
This the progress of my peony plants. They are usually spectacular over Memorial Day weekend, and I look forward to their blooms all winter long. BUT! What's with the ants? They are covered with them every year. I would love to bring some of the blooms indoors but that means that the ants come along with them. Are any of you peony experts? Is there anything I can do about the ants? Please help! :)