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Under the Weather and This Week in the Garden...

The summer cold bug is at our house and after watching other family members, I figure I have another three days of feeling under the weather.  Today I took 4 naps and read some good books...Terry John Woods Summer House, and Fifi O'Neill's Romantic Prairie Style.  Since I have little going on, I thought I'd share some pretties blooming in the garden this week!  The first of my hydrangeas have begun to bloom!  I've had trouble getting my bushes to bloom in the past, but this year they have quite a few!  These dry beautifully, too...

There are many colors of astilbe...

and several varieties of lilies, too...

 When I took these photos, I spotted a pair of mourning dove babies under a bush...every so often mama arrives to feed them!

Until next time...I'll be resting and reading...


  1. Hi Linda,
    It's never fun being sick, but being sick in the summer always seems worse! Hope you are feeling much better very soon! Love all of your gorgeous blooms! I am really missing all of my flower gardens this year. And those baby birdies are so sweet! Feel better:)

  2. Feel better soon. Great flower photos. Great header too. Take care.
    - Joy

  3. oh no! i hope you get to felling better soon!

  4. Dear Linda, Oh I feel with you, I`m there too, soar throat feever, and cough,cough... Hope you are soon better.
    I love your Astilbe-wonderful color.

  5. Hope you feel better soon.

    Love your flowers, especially the hydrangea. I'm choosing one soon for a gap in the border..... such a lot to pick from! I want to get the perfect one!

    The doves are cute :)


  6. Hey sweet lady! I'm so sorry you aren't feeling well..I think summer colds are the worst! blah! Your hydrangeas are beautiful..I think I need to move mine, they won't bloom. I'm thinking I have them planted in the wrong spot.
    I was outside the other day playing with my new camera (which I've yet to blog about) and took some pics of a momma dove on her next. This morning I went outside to see my hubby off to work, and she was hopping around out there and hopped right up to my feet. I wish I'd had my camera then! She didn't seem to be scared of me at all! :)
    Hope you're feeling better soon! Oh and I'm glad you like what I did with the old drawers, it was def a unique opportunity to get to go through that old house!
    Hugs to you girlie
    PS..sorry I wrote a whole book, I should have just emailed you! lol

  7. Linda,
    Your garden is just lovely! I haven't been in the mood for taking care of mine lately, and it sure shows.

    I hope you get well soon. It's no fun to be feeling icky in the summer.

  8. Take care and feel better soon!

  9. There's not much worse than a summer cold. :( Hope you are feeling better soon!

  10. I hear the summer colds are the worst...sounds like a good plan to rest and read!
    Pretty flowers!
    Take care.

  11. Linda,
    Hope you are feeling better soon. It's no fun being sick in the summer. I love your hydrangeas and lilies.
    Take care,

  12. Hope you will soon be feeling better. Your garden certainly feels well and is thriving!

  13. Hey sweet friend ~
    I've had laryngitis
    since last Thursday
    with no end in sight,
    so I can relate to
    this! And, of course,
    social commitments like
    you wouldn't believe;
    figures, right?? These
    are gorgeous hydrangeas.
    I have a few varieties
    and this year has been
    a banner year for them.
    Feel better!!
    xx Suzanne

  14. I hope you're all feeling better soon! Nice weather to read in though.

  15. So sorry to hear that you are not feeling well. I think I have the same thing, I just want to lay down and sleep. My throat was soar yesterday, but not today.
    Your hydrangeas are beautiful and the lilies are too. The purple flowering plant is lovely! I could probably grow that here! I will have to find out.
    Hope you wake up tomorrow feeling completely well again!
    Hugs, Cindy

  16. So beautiful. Everything here is burned up. Nice to see something lucious. Rest well.

  17. Linda, I am so sorry you are having a summer cold. I had one that seem to hang on the point that I thought that I just had allergies but now it is gone. I am not even going to tell you how long it lasted. The flowers in your garden look so much like the flowers in our garden right now...except that your garden in prettier. Just rest and take good care of yourself. I like to make things in my bed. Then I end up sleeping on a paintbrush or something stupid like that!
    Thinking of you and hoping you will be netter soon!
    Big jugs,

  18. there is nothing worse than a summer cold!
    feel better soon!
    your pictures are beautiful!

  19. Oh, feel better soon, Linda. Summer colds are the worst. Hopefully your sweet pictures of the garden will cheer you up!

  20. I love your Astilbes! Hope you are feeling better and can be out in the gaarden again soon!

  21. What beautiful flowers and I do hope you've had a chance to get some rest. Thanks so much for your well wishes, too :)

  22. Linda ~

    Hope you're feeling better.

    I love the photos you've shared. Absolutely beautiful! The mourning doves are so lovely. We have a pair nesting in one of the trees in our front yard. They are amazing.

    Gentle hugs!

  23. Resting and reading are good things to do even if you're feeling well! Beautiful lily pictures, I love lilies of any kind. Sounds like your 4th was fabulous. Mimi

  24. Hydrangeas are my favorites! Yours are lovely. Hope you feel better soon! Ann

  25. So hard to be sick in the summer....just shouldn't happen, right?
    Feel better.
    Thanks for sharing your pretty posies with us while you are mending.


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