My white Clematis is also in full bloom. This flower is from my daughter's wedding that we held in the backyard last June. We had a real time with a woodchuck who had taken up residence in our yard and was determined to make a meal out of this plant. As you can see, the plant is still here and the woodchuck has taken up residence somewhere else. ha! A good friend of mine found this old garden gate for me last year and now it is the perfect trellis for this flower. .
Well, there is no bird's nest in Mr. Wonderful's tractor this year but I have found several around the yard. Gotta love those new Moms.
One of my favorite flowers is the Orchid. This is a pic of the flower Mr. Wonderful brought home several days ago for Mother's Day.
While I am sharing, I also wanted to share a pic of the cutest shabby chic chest that I purchased from The Bear's Blog. This chest is awesome with tons of neat vintage items added to the lid giving it that great shabby chic look. It goes great with a grouping of vintage bottles and antique pictures on a shelf above it. Be sure to check out Joyce's blog and the antics of Prudence and her little friends. Joyce has a Shabby Chic Gift shop that currently offers some real vintage treasures. If you love antique linens, you will certainly want to chek it out.
And last, I wanted to share a picture of Abby; my newest adopted doll from Jody of Sweet Bear Creek Whims. She has her own special place in my kitchen sitting on a vintage chair next to my back door and greeting everyone who enters. Jody is a very talented artist and does amazing work as is evident in the features of Abby's adorable face. Thank you sooo much Jody for gifting me with Abby. I am blessed to have her a part of our farm family. This pattern, as well as many others are available on Jody's blog. Check it out. You are in for a real treat. Here is a pic of adorable Abby.
Well, everyone...thanks for stopping by. Life is simple and uncomplicated around the farm in the summertime and that is just how we like it. Have a GREAT summer and if you are like me, I know where you will be.....outside getting your hands dirty.
hugs and simple summertime smiles,