Friday, June 11, 2010


Bananas ripening waaaay too fast led to making a few small loaves of banana bread which sounded yummy with cool weather and rain approaching.....( BTW...most recipes do not call for vanilla, but being a vanilla lover I always add a couple of generous tablespoons and I love the result! )
Then as the raindrops started I ran out to take a few pictures, one of the last of my peonies, before the downpour started....

These pretty pink peonies are of the single variety and while I won't tell them, my favorites are the big doubles....

And, a little Bleeding Heart up close....their blooming is really over, but if you keep them well watered they send up little thank you's every now and then!

Raindrops on the Lily Of The Valley leaves....

A big bowl at the end of the steps....the flowers are just starting to get big and the lobelia starting to trail....

While up on the porch a Rex Begonia, in a magnificent rich pink, is loving its spot...

And Impatients that look like little roses in a sugary pale pink...I look for these every year....

Well.....I am making things for Christmas In July at ShabbyCottageShops..I need to go and get busy....you won't want to miss this exciting event and there will be a give a way of gorgeous items as well....I will keep you posted!

Have Grand Day and I will see you all tomorrow on PINK SATURDAY!
Jil
xo

4 comments:

Connie said...

Those are lovely, sweetpea. I love peonies because they get sooooo BIG. Lovely photos today.
xoxo,
Connie

Hopeful Heart said...

Gorgeous!!! I SO love peonies. They've got to be my all-time favorite flower.

I'm excited for Pink Saturday too. I am going to get involved for the first time. Although pink isn't my favorite color (green is), pink is a close second. I love the green/pink combination.

Blessings,
Patti (Fill My Cup with Beauty) new blog name

Toia said...

Love the photos...my dear hubby and children love banana bread...Great and gorgeous post today. Have a bless weekend!!!

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