Oh dear…I am down and out with the worst cold I’ve had in years, plus a nasty work deadline and a ton of travel in the last few weeks. I do have lots of food to write about but it’s all on my camera and in lieu of finding the camera to upload the photos, I am going to show you pretty, pretty pictures of flowers.
And you’ll like it.
When I was home in Oregon a couple weeks ago (catching this cold) my mom and I visited a good friend who lives on a little farm a few miles outside of town. Linda is a fanatic gardener, especially of roses, and she took me on a garden tour that ended with the culling of more peonies than I’ve ever seen in my life. I filled all of her vases and still took home enough to fill my parents’ entire house. Witness:
The water lilies are blooming, and they should be grateful for the chance, since Linda wants to take out their high-maintenance pond home:
The gooseberries are ripening, in their magically glowy way:
It’s a bower:
Our harvest (incomplete):
We saw this man on our way home. That is a…dirt unicycle?
One of the many tagalongs I found in the flowers (one earwig managed to evade us until falling into a coffee cup the next day!!):
Linda also had 4-foot calla lilies, so I arranged some of those in the Orla Kiely pitcher I’d brought my mom:
If that isn’t luxury, I don’t know what is.
As long as I’m posting greenery-themed photos, I took these in Rome for the darling Germinatrix, who loves overgrown buildings.