Late June is such an exciting time of the year! Every day I walk out into the gardens and there’s always something new blooming. The daisies and coneflowers are starting to pop and the Oriental lilies are soon to follow. We’ve even got a couple of tomatoes on the vine now. There’s always a new discovery waiting to be found – like the first waterlily blooming in the pond!
This weekend I absolutely have to get some early morning photos of my pond. I’ve got some new aquatic plants this year and did a little rearranging of the surrounding landscape. I feel so absolutely blessed by little “peace” of paradise in the backyard. Every year I get even more enamored with the pond hobby.
Since I’m on the topic of gardening, hubby is building a new compost area next to the vegetable garden. He’s almost done and it should make the composting process easier. He gets mad if I even throw a couple leaves of lettuce in the regular garbage can. I’ll have to be on my best behavior now.
This Sunday I take my granddaughter to the lakeside town of New Buffalo, Michigan. It’s a short 2-hour drive and I’ll be sure to take photos of this popular little resort. Speaking of travels, I still need to share my photos from Rock City, Georgia. The garden paths there are pretty amazing.
Today I’ve got lots of goodies lined up for my Friday Finds list!
First, you don’t want to miss this gorgeous Shaker-style kitchen in a 1000-year-old mill house. It has exactly the style of cabinets I want in my own kitchen. And the wood floor! It’s a little worn but absolutely beautiful with its organic vibe.
Are you a fan of teapots and teacups? You’ll enjoy this collection of vintage China used as mini gardens.
A blogger that I follow, Wild Decoelis, recently converted her craftsman home family room into her primary bedroom and it’s so beautiful. The furnishings are simple which really lets the architectural details shine!
If you’re like me, you struggle with arranging outdoor furniture or making smart purchases that allow proper traffic flow while adding good looks. Houzz recently shared an article highlighting key measurements for planning your outdoor living space and it’s so helpful.
Have you noticed that peaches are becoming more abundant at the grocery store? Not only do I love their juicy flavor, but I get intoxicated with their fragrance, too. This of course puts me in the mood to make my favorite peach cobbler recipe. It’s so good, and so tempting not to eat the whole thing in one sitting! If you make the recipe, be sure to use self-rising flour or it won’t turn out properly.
Who loves the color green? The tile in these emerald bathroom ideas reminds me of my kitchen floor. It’s nice to see this rich hue coming back in style.
This weekend is gonna be a hot one in Illinois, but not nearly as hot as it is out west! If you live in the southwest, I hope you do your best to stay cool during the record-breaking temps you’re experiencing. My thoughts are with you!