All that was followed by a cookout for Rick's guitar trio on his patio. The first burgers of the season!
I've been hitting the area greenhouses, too, in quest of the perfect things for the garden.
My biggest purchases have been a hydrangea, a couple of perennials, loads of herbs, zinnias and annuals for my pots.
And here's a bit of the planting! I love my new OLD blue ladder. I ran over the ladder with the car a couple of years ago so this part was salvaged. Shabby blue made it perfect for a plant display!
While I was at one market, I checked out the foods. I have no idea how to cook these...
...or these. Any ideas?
I can't imagine these irises just grew wild at the ditch but I thought it was awfully pretty!
My sole iris bloomed and was so heavy it bent down and consequently, came in the house to live out its last brief days!
I'm not sure why I bother! My neighbor's garden puts me to shame.
I will say that my peony envy on so many blogs this spring did have a happy ending -- my peonies have bloomed. Filled with ants, but beautiful!
Our friend Wally invited Rick and me to check out his new home and enjoy snacks on the patio. (If you like European and travel photography, check out Wally's site!)
And of course, Rick offered a small concert. A perfect day for snacks on the porch and lovely music!
We met up with our Cork Poppers at a local brew pub, good fun for a Friday evening.
And Summer Circle has started, providing free outdoor theatre to those in the mid-Michigan area throughout the month of June.
The garden bunny I antiqued at Southern Exposure is holding court in the hosta garden...
...under a bright sun.
And Lizzie is holding court in the windows, watching the birds, the neighbor dogs, and planning her escape.
Life is good.
But it's tiring, all this get up and go, then sit in a sun-puddle life! Poor baby.
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