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!