My peonies really bloomed over the weekend. I'm glad I captured them because after a hot and very windy day they are about done.
I had this old blue chair without a seat in the garage and I put my Salvia plant in it. The wind kept blow it over in the stand I had it in. I like it better sitting in the chair and it didn't blow over.
I first saw this barn in 2009 when the lilacs were blooming. I happened to drive by it yesterday and stopped and took a few more pictures.
I have gotten to know the owner and have found out a lot
of history behind it. It was built in 1894 by Walter Sweetman who was
part of the Irish American Colonization Company. (Let me know if you
want more information on the company). The owner is keeping it in good
repair and is using it for storage, not for farming. He has fantastic
gardens with all kinds of interesting junk old things
in them. I will be going out several times this summer to photograph
his gardens. While I am there I will get pictures from the other side
For more barns of all kinds stop over at Bluff Area Daily for Barn Charm
Yesterday was a beautiful day...75 degrees, sunny, and no wind. Today was 90 degrees and 35 mile an hour winds. I'm so glad I spent yesterday outside. Here's my little red radio flyer wagon loaded with stuff to plant my window boxes.
And here they are planted. Looking pretty skimpy now but they will fill in.
Some of my peonies are open
Some are still buds. This big plant is from my daughter for Mother's Day. I don't remember the name of it. It is supposed to attract butterflies and humming birds. I had to take it in today because the wind was just whipping it around.
I got the Humming Bird and Oriole feeders out yesterday too. This morning I saw 2 Orioles at the feeders and the Humming Birds have been coming all day. I did manage to capture this one, but it's through the screen so it's not the best.
But this post is more about the wild phlox and the other out buildings
near this barn. My friend has been telling me to come out and take
pictures and so this morning I did since it is such a beautiful day.
I will be showing more pictures of the phlox on Friday Fences.