June 9, 2009

What A Beautiful Day

Today I was in a picture taking mood. Here are some of the pictures I took while outside…


This was taken from the porch.



Close up of the orange flower. Not sure what these are, lilies of some sort?



Blue hydrangeas. We have quite a few of these that have gotten quite big all along our wrap-around porch.



This is supposed to be a pink hydrangea but it is coming in a purple-pink now.



These are the plants I planted on Earth Day that made it so far. They were replanted into these pots and most are doing okay now. The survivors include: tomato plants, lavender (planted last year and came back), delphinium, gyspophilia, alysium, marigolds and a few others not pictured here.

16 comments:

Jillene said...

I love all of the pictures!! The view from your porch is GORGEOUS!!

Paula said...

Lovely flowers! Hydrangeas can change colors depending on the acidity of the soil. Mine have gone from purple to pink and back :)

Leetid said...

Pretty flowers.

Bobby G said...

SUPER NICE! Looks FANTASTIC!

~Tom~ said...

Awesome pictures! As for the Hydrangeas, you can turn them pretty much any color you wish. The color is determined by the acid content in the soil.

Lee said...

Those flowers are so pretty! The blue ones are my favorite!

TeeTee said...

How beautiful!

Urban Elysium said...

I wish i had a green thumb to match my grren philosophy! We did get 2 trees (and they are doing well) at Earth Day!

Liz said...

You have a beautiful yard!

Wendyburd1 said...

You're plants are flourishing!! And you live on a lake??!! Jealousy I have thee!!

Lucky Irish Gal said...

My hydrangea always die! what is your secret?

Joanna Jenkins said...

Beautiful view! I love hydrangeas!

Sheri said...

Thanks :) I don't know how they always look so good, but they are in shade half of the day - maybe that is why?

Mrs.Zeus said...

Beautiful!

amber said...

Those flowers are beautiful!!

the girl in stiletto said...

i love that purple-pink hydrangeas!