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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Serene Scenery Sunday

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie!  This week, for Serene Scenery Sunday, I'd like to walk around the back gardens with you and show you around, OK?  It's  ungodly hot  in the 90s here, so get a drink of water first, then we'll head out!

Here I am by the Bee Garden:

"This place is buzzing with activity!"

Get it?  The Bee Garden?  Buzzing?  Moving right along ...

Here's a look at the Friendship Garden:

"I found some shade!!!"

That's our Beth Coneflower on my right - your left.  It's looking pretty sad.  I think it misses Beth.  I was looking at our Aunt Janet Daylily.  Mom forgot to take a picture of them, but this is our best year so far!  (Mom started them from seeds that our aunt sent us!)  We'll get a good picture later.

Moving up a bit ...

"Wait!  What was that?!?"

I thought I saw something moving in the rocks.  You never know who's going to show up.  Oh!  And you can actually see some of the tiny sedum plants that Mom started!  Yay!

Let's move down the hill ...

"Gotta keep my eyes peeled!"

As I said, you never know who's going to show up in our gardens!  Look at our latest visitor:

Eastern Collared Lizard

Doesn't he have a magnificent tail?  Mom was excited enough when she saw the Great Plains Skinks - Maggie introduced you to them a couple weeks ago.  Now she's REALLY excited about having this guy around.  He's pretty friendly and likes to pose by the Wildflower Garden.  Humph.  I can pose, too!

"How's this, Mom?"
"Excellent, Cam!"
"Ha!  'Excellent!' Eat your heart out, Carl the Eastern Collared Lizard ... wherever you are!"

Oh.  And those are one of Mom's Cheyenne Spirit Coneflowers in that shot above.  The PowWow Wild Berry Coneflowers in the Wildflower Garden are just starting to bloom - here's a look at one of those!


Near the Wildflower Garden, some of the Butterfly Weed is in full bloom!

"Hey, Carl!  Do you ever get hot out here?"

No wonder he follows Mom around while she's watering and weeding!

I was going to pose by the Blue Sea Oat Grasses and sedums ...

"Ooooh!  Feel the breeze!!!!"

... but decided to enjoy a nice breeze instead!  So peaceful!  So serene!

The last thing I have for you today is our Lavender!

Blue Fragrant Lavender

Isn't it beautiful?!?  And it really is so fragrant!

"Have a lovely, serene Sunday, everyone!"

Thanks for touring the back gardens with me!  Now let's go back in the air-conditioned house and get a nice, cool drink of water!



  1. Lovely tour with a lovely lady, Cammie!!! Can you send that breeze here? All we have is lots of hot air!!!

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  2. oooh! we can even smell the lavender :) you have cool lizards in your yard, Cammie. Carl's tail looks like it would be fun to play with. good on you for not letting him out-pose you. stay cool!

    pip, smidgen, minnie, hollie,sharpie, ditto

  3. We never have never seen a lizard in any of our gardens before. We think you girls are pretty lucky! Thank you for the beautifully serene tour, Cammie☺

  4. Cammie and Maggie your garden is simply gorgeous...and oh how we love the photos!
    I will be back in the furs full time on Wednesday. The flats, and my peeps start for home tomorrow they will be home eat
    Rly Tuesday evening
    Flat Madi

  5. OMD...the gardens are looking so very beautimous, we especially love the lavender!!

    We don't know how you don't melt in this warm weather...we thought we were melting into little dog puddles outside in Indiana today...BAR was pawsome, but we can't wait to get back to our 70 degree days behind the Redwood Curtain!

    Dory and Arty (who somehow forgot all about the warm Texas weather they used to love ;-))

  6. Oh, you totally pose way better than Carl does.

  7. I love that pic of you feeling the breeze!! Lol

  8. You have such a lovely garden! I wish I could see and sniff it in person! And oh, what a fun little lizard you have there. He is interesting.

  9. Such beeYOUtiful plants!! Thanks for the tour and the serenity. We could use it.