Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Welcome July!

Hot July brings cooling showers,
Apricots and gillyflowers.

-Sara Coleridge

Happy July! It's a beautiful summer morning here in Texas. Emily's sunflower is just beginning to open.

My thyme has gone a little wild and has plenty of pretty flowers.

Speaking of wild things, I haven't weeded my gardens in about a month. I'm off to work before it gets too hot.

Give a weed an inch and it will take a yard.
~Author Unknown


Muriel said...

Beautiful blog!!!! I'll definitely visit again!

Linda said...

Hi Kelli...I need to weed too:). They sure want to take over.

Wonderful 4th of July decorations....I love your runner and the jars and spraklers from straws are neat.

Hope you getting the weeding done before it gets too hot. Hugs, Linda

p.s. I love your wedding picture...this is my first time to see it...you are a darling couple. L.

Judy said...

I haven't been out weeding lately. The mosquitoes have been so bad.
The sunflower looks pretty as it is opening up.

Julie said...

Ugghhh - I worked on my gardens this last week. Weeding is so much harder in the heat!

TJ said...

Kelli, you are welcome at my house for weeding anytime! :)

I weed all the time, but it just doesn't help. I am hoping to get outside this long weekend and get some newspaper down to help.

Your flowers are lovely! I'm hoping to get some photos of my lillies and tomatoes. I just love the look of lillies and only wish they bloomed longer.

flmom said...

I just did quite a bit of weeding two weeks ago and noticed that things are already getting wild around the garden again. I guess I know how I'll be spending my 4th of July. LOL

I love to watch the process of a sunflower unfolding its beauty.

Susan P. said...

I love the beautiful pitcher filled with thyme and the hankie that lies underneath. So lovely!

Mam said...

Yay! Sunflowers!
Hey, that little round-leafed plant that splays out and has sort of thick leaves, in the upper right section of your weed photo? Did you know it's good to eat. Lots of vitamin C. I like to rinse and chop it into a salad. It has a very nice flavor, too.
It's called 'purslane'. Maybe you already knew that. I just can't help myself sharing stuff like that.
I even cultivated some purslane last year in my herb patch. It got really big.

Sharon said...

It seems that weeds grow faster than you can pull them. :)

JanMary said...

I LOVE the sunflower photo - sunflowers always make me smile :)

REAL ME said...

Have fun! Have a great day!

Simply Heart And Home said...

Your flowers are so fresh and pretty. What a treat to see.

I've posted pictures of some of my 4th of July decorations. :)

Rowan said...

What a beautiful sunflower photo. Love your 4th July decorations too, one day I'm going to try and be in the US for this. Have fun.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Kelli,
Pretty pictures of the flowers. I love the quote about weeds. So true!

Danielle said...

I can only hope there will be cooling showers!!!

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Kelli, if I lived closer I'd drop by to sweep away some thyme! Do you know what kind that is? it's so beautiful, we are so behind in MN this year, I have a small bunch that looks very sad :(...

Tammy said...

Gorgeous flowers...
And I love your 4th of July decor, too! :)

Today's my oldest's 9th birthday...I know yours just had her 9th birthday this past week, too...so glad their still little girls for just a bit longer!

Just Between Us Girls said...

OOOh my gosh!!!Your photographs are remarkable...it almost like being able to see the sunflower unfold. I love the 4th door hanger. You have a lovely blog.
Have a great 4th of JULY.

Karen said...

They absolutely will take over, won't they?!
I love your decorations for the holiday, too. The runner is very cute!

Needled Mom said...

Loved your saying about the weeds -- so true!

Wow. Your holiday decorations look great. The sparlers are such a great idea.

Sharri said...

I've never seen thyme with flowers like that--lovely in the pitcher!

I weeded today too Ugh!

Shelia said...

Hi Kelli and thank you for popping in to see me. Oh, your pictures of your flowers are absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for the welcome to the month of July! Drink plenty of water while you're weeding...it's hot out there!
Have a wonderful evening.
Shelia ;)

Adrienne said...

Hi Kelli -
Your flowers are gorgeous. And your weeds don't look too bad, either. You should see the huge weeds my sweetheart and I pulled this evening from a too-long-neglected flower bed. One pull and half the bed was freed of weeds! The trailing, viney kind.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for leaving your sweet comments. I'm glad you enjoyed seeing the pictures of our fire pit and patio lights. Yes, I'm sure we will spend a lot of time there and enjoy every minute.


crystal said...

I can relate completely about the weeds in the garden. Mine have taken over! Love the thyme and the sunflower.


Jenn4him said...

I love the thyme flowers! I let my cilantro go to flowers and it is the loveliest thing in my garden.

Jessica said...

I really liked the quote at the end of your post about a weed taking a yard! How true.


Storybook Woods said...

Dear (((Kelli))), happy July to you xoxoxo Clarice

Jenn said...

Oh kelli, I am never disappointed when I come to your blog. The sunflower is amazing. Mine are quite tall and woody but no flower quite yet! How exciting!!!!

Your menu looks fabulous and I hope you have a wonderful and memorable holiday weekend.


Were having our cookout today and it's all wet from rain as of now....errr!!!! LOL

We're having delmonico steak
corn on cob
grilled (baked) potatoes
potato salad, coleslaw
lemon pie with cream on top!