I think it is time for a glass of wine….

Here is my new IMG_0467 favorite summer wine. The weather in the East finally broke and my flowers are popping open all over the yard. Here  is what I photographed earlier today.


My Cleomes or spider flower which has reseeded itself in massive quantities.


The hydrangeas are starting to bloom but showing very little color. These bushes are going to need to be moved in the fall because they need more sun.
Finally my gorgeous 

"Monarda (bee balm,horsemintoswego tea, orbergamot) is a genus consisting ofroughly 16 species of erect,herbaceousannual or perennialplants in the family Lamiaceae[1]The genus is endemic to North America. Ranging in height from 1 to 3 feet (0.2 to 0.9 m), the plants have an equal spread, with slender and long-tapering (lanceolate)leaves. The leaves are opposite on the stemsmooth to sparsely hairy, with lightly serrated margins, and rangeing from 3 to 6 inches (7 to 14 cm) in length. In all species, the leaves, when crushed, exude a spicy, highly fragrant oil. Of the species examined in one studyM. didyma(Oswego Tea) was found to contain the highest concentration of this oil.[2]

The genus was named for Nicolás Monardes who wrote a book in 1574 describing plants found in theNew World."

"The lesson, the great, overarching truth that I keep repeating even as I learn it again and again myself, is that the sacred is in the ordinary. That it is to be found right here, right now, in our own daily lives. In our most inconsequential yet most holy connections with our children, our loved ones, our neighbors, our colleagues, our friends. In the the kitchen, the bedroom, the office, our very own backyards." Katrina Kenison

Lucky, "Enough! I feel she may type for hours and Im not sure its interesting. It is time to stop and pay me some much needed attention. Plus your wine glass empty"

Photo on 2011-06-14 at 16.07

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