Thursday, July 19, 2012

Some of This and Some of That

It's been a little of this and a little of that for the past week.
Some poking around the garden.

Some wishing for more rain.

Some hoping for masses of cool-hued hydrangea blooms.
I have plenty of white, more than one blue would be glorious!

Some basking in a rainbow.
The back garden is full of wild, cottage colour, 
with a few tomatoes, 
and herbs
 squeezed in for good measure.

Some organizing and some bread-baking with  a freebie "points card" bread machine, whose maiden voyage was today. I do feel like I'm cheating, not making bread by hand. My mother always said kneading bread was a good way to work out her frustrations.

Maybe she was trying to tell me something.

Finally, some card-making.
Regular readers may recognize a few of the photos. 
I have a couple of notes that need writing and now I'm ready to do so.

All well and good, but I need to get out and have some summer fun!
I hope you've found some of your own.

I'm linking my garden greens with "Green Day" at Raindrops and Daisies. You may enjoy taking a look there.


  1. It is wonderful that you are using your images for note cards. I never get hard copies of my photos any more. I did get business cards made with one of my photos but they were mighty expensive.

  2. Your garden is lovely. So many blooming flowers. Mine has a flower here and there.
    I like you note cards. I've been making some to and going to try and sell them. We'll see how it goes.
    My fun has been going to water aerobics every morning. I feel so good afterwards.
    Have a great weekend.

  3. Hi! Lilies and echinoceas together, nice photo!

  4. Ein Blumenmeer im Garten, oder ein Urlaubsparadies, was will man mehr...

    Lieben Gruß

  5. I really love your butterfly shot what a great capture.

  6. So many pretty blooms! They make lovely notecards. Nothing like freshly baked bread, I need to pull out the bread machine one of these days!

  7. I wish I could send you some of our rain, which is falling incessantly as I type. Oh, for a little warm sun!

  8. the garden shots are is the (?) moth......

  9. Oh I love all your flowers and the pictures of them! smile.. Love all your cards too...who wouldn't love getting one of them?


  10. Ah you managed to get a photo of a butterfly, they won't hold still in our yard at all! Love the photos but my favorite is the one of daylilies, coneflower and hollyhocks - love it!

  11. I like your notecards! You take such good photos and I'm glad you are going to share them with others. Your garden is looking nice, Karen!

  12. Beautiful flowers!
    I bet that bread was delicious!
    Enjoy the weekend! ;)

  13. Your garden is beautiful... I also need to get a few of my pictures printed and making cards with the is a great idea but my note writing is more like texting.... Love fresh bread- need to make some again.

  14. Ah another card maker, love finding those of us who do that. Yours look lovely.

    And yes they are Bachelor buttons...aren't they cute?

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

  15. I so enjoy your photos! I also like kneading bread by hand, I find myself talking out loud when I do it! Enjoy your weekend!

  16. Your photos and your garden are beautiful. I love the butterfly. And I can just smell the freshly baked bread.

    Yael from Home Garden Diggers

  17. My bread machine is usually brought out in the colder months but I sure could go for some fresh bread. And don't you just love the smell of fresh bread? And better yet, the taste of fresh warm bread. Hmm, I might have to dig out my bread maker soon.

  18. Looks like you've been spending your time doing great things! Gardening, creating, baking!!
    I have the same bread maker and I love it.
    No.. it's not's just freeing up time for other things :)

    Hope this week is a great one for you ..

    Smiles :)



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