Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The year in review: 2013 (part I)

Welcome to a review of some favorite images about the goins' on in my world in 2013. Here's part I, which encompasses the first half of the year. 


 A tiny puppy...we got Josey Rose, a Miniature Schnauzer, on December 28, 2012.

 A primula (primrose) in the garden showing some green

Lamium 'White Nancy' was also still green in January


 A trip to a warm place, the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

 A Valentine Tea


 After her first grooming

 Relaxing on the couch: Josey and Gracie

 First blooms: Snowdrops

A bluebird in the yard - they checked things out here, but unfortunately they didn't nest in our yard.



 Flowers blooming in earnest: here, a daffodil

Such pretty tulips


 Our "hosta farm" - notice the horses (not ours) in the pasture behind us
If you look closely, you can see a tiny Japanese maple in the center foreground, as well as the composter built by my husband and our garden shed.

 Creeping phlox and a lonely tulip

Trip to a tea room (Shay's in Newton, Iowa)
I'm on the left and my friend Rita is on the right.


 Majestic color: larkspur, clematis, beebalm, yucca, fairy roses

 Clematis 'Piilu'

 An oriental poppy

A favorite flower, lupine

As you can see, I am all about gardening. Because there is so much to show, I'm going to continue my year in review in a second installment. I hope you have enjoyed these images. Seeing them again has brought me much joy, particularly on this 10 degree day in cold, snowy Iowa!


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