Monday, June 28, 2010

The colors of June -

Oh my gosh! June is almost over!!! The YEAR is half over!!! What is happening to my life???

Somehow I missed the fact that Sue had already done her "Colors of June" - I guess she did it while we were on vacation - but there are still two more days left of one of my favorite months. - This year it's been kind of grey and cold, but when June comes out to play, she is splendiferous! This poppy is one of the few plants left in my cottage garden





The Shepherd has put some pretty color in the front garden this year -








And what better colors of June than this beautiful roving that I brought home from Black Sheep! Click on the picture to biggify it and you'll see the other special package of fiber that I got to go with it. Pretty much all the same colors, just dyed locks and firestar and silk and I'm thinking it is going to spin up really pretty!






Some color just starting up on the front porch - these will start blooming now and bloom all through August (so you'll probably get to see them again)








The same with these pretty frilly petunias









Can't you just smell these fresh berries?

Eight 1# packages in the freezer for next winter. Want to come over for some strawberry shortcake? I made a new version of shortcakes from Pam Anderson's "The Perfect Recipe" cookbook. The Shepherd said "not to lose that recipe" - my vote is still on the fence - it seemed a little like a scone to me - OK, but missing something.






The nasturtiums have exploded - The Shepherd lets them reseed themselves in two spots in the garden every year. Have you ever had the blossoms in a salad? - they are kind of peppery tasting and Oh, so Pretty!








This picture of our purple pole beans was taken on the first of the month -








This was taken on the 21st - I told you it had been cool - they haven't grown much - not like Leigh's green beans that she has already harvested and canned!








Ah, see - I told you, when June shows her pretty face, there is nothing more beautiful. And when it is sunny like this, they days are long, long, long - it is still light out at 9:45 p.m. (Ok, so, I'm not too crazy about the fact that the sun wakes up the stupid robin outside my bedroom window at 4:00 in the morning, but, I'll take it when I can get it.







California poppies come in so many colors now - these are such a pretty creamy white.










A late addition to this post is this beautiful rainbow that graced our evening on Tuesday.











Oh, and what is this? Some new color on the farm? The Shepherd has (like Mr. Flett used to say) "his little red sheep back"






Who the heck is that? Stay tuned - the mystery sheep will be revealed.

Hope you have had a happy June - Don't forget to visit Sue to see The Colors of June from all over the world!

7 comments:

Janet said...

Those are great colours for June. I wish James the cyclist could stop by for some of that strawberry shortcake and maybe pick up a fleece as well for me to spin in Seattle - I'll be there in a couple of weeks.
Janet

Annie said...

That basket with fibers does look nice!

Valerie said...

Lovely June colors. That pink poppy is so pretty! And of course...the basket of fiber....love those turquoise to blues!!!

Happy June!! Thanks for sharing your colors.

Life Looms Large said...

Lovely June colors! I especially love your basket of fibers! Can't wait to see what you do with that!

I'm also a Pamela Anderson cookbook fan (although I have 2 other cookbooks, not The Perfect Recipe). I can't believe I'm going to suggest a different strawberry shortcake, but I did just post a recipe of a shortcake that includes ginger and orange zest. I love it and highly recommend it!

Love the new red sheep!!

Your poppies are beautiful. They're one of my favorite flowers.

Thanks for sharing your June colors!
Sue

Leigh said...

You've got beautiful colors for June. I'm especially envious of your nasturtiums. I planted some, but it's been so hot this month that they haven't been doing very well.

wendy e said...

wonderful colors! The poppy is beautiful, I wish we had some here. I'd love to know about the shortcake recipe. I usually make a plain baking powder biscuit with about 2 tbsp of sugar added (for one recipe, ~10 biscuits).

evelynoldroyd said...

I have to agree with everyone else that poppy is beautiful. As is the basket of fibres! You really caught that rainbow amazingly.