Monday, June 25, 2012

Summer Daze

 As I meander through my garden
I see the iris looking like the 
fleur de lys

 this iris hasn't totally bloomed and
needs some straigthening,
at least it's close for me to sniff.

 the white violets so intrigue me
as they do every year

 ajuga standing stalwart

 one lonely buttercup
don't tell Jim
he'll pull it out!

 pale pink Oriental poppy caught my attention

 the swath of forget-me-knots are all but gone now
 putting on an enormous show

 I lose myself in our Georgian blue veronica.
It's so very easy to do.

Dandelions just give me a zing and a kick.

but most of all
I enjoying sprawling in the grass
on a hot summer's day.
Inhale the sweet smell of fresh grass
and
slip off to dreamland
for a few Zzzzzzz's

38 comments:

  1. I'm sure you were checking for marauders in your garden while out there....makes taking that nap a lot easier.

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    1. Mauraders really should ask before they leap...at least in my eyes!

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  2. Such a beautiful place to explore! It's wet and rainy here today. :(

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    1. Tropical Storm Debbie needs to go to bed!!Take care!

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  3. beautiful flowers...it is too hot here in Texas to sniff flowers...they might just explode in your face...love your header...

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    1. Gees...I don't wants things exploding in yer faces so stay clear of dem flowers!

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  4. *tip-toe, tip-toe,tip-toe* Shhhhhhhhhh :), such beautiful pics. Looks like paradies to me... Ok, I´am a little jealous, tiny bit ;P! Here it´s so cold. 15° Celsius *brrrrrrrr*. That´s no summer... :(

    Hope you have good dreams.
    Thanks for the smile.

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    1. I`ve been dreaming all day it seems.....I was a lazy dazy doodle all day...really! Sorry to hear your temp is so low...we are near 19-20 C...up and down like a yoyo!
      Cheers Sophie!

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  5. Hey Sophie!
    Wow, what a pretty garden! I don't have much luck here in my territory...too many trees and not enough sun through the leaves. I bet you had a wonderful nap! Grass is so soft and comfy.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

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    1. We have very little grass and so when the sun shines I sprawl as soon as it hits this fave piece of green grass. I love to rest and get ready for more sniffing...everyone should have a routine!

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  6. Hi Sophie - Monty Dog here. You are such a lady. I spend my time seeking out birdie doos and fox poo and rolling in it so that it makes my Mumu scream and Daddy has to come with the flannel thing! Happy sniffing. Monty.

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    1. Oh Monty...YOU are my kind of doggy friend...I went rolling on something today at the park...I loved it!

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  7. Sounds heavenly. I could get used to that!
    m.

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    1. Always room for one more on my piece of grass...Mark..anytime!

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  8. Sophie , picture last but one , Wow what a pretty one you are. Huh well peed now I have such competition. So use to seeing action pics of you I didn't realise I have to watch my steps in the modelling world. Arrgh the boys are going to be beating at your door. Thank goodness there isn't a pretty girl event in the BO2012 , as I'd be very worried. Have a good day and thanks re my mix up with Saturday steps.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Oh...Molly you are a Doilly I mean Dolly...LOL...no problem with the Saturday Steps info...I just pushed Ron to seek out the right blogger....he'll do anything for me! Action shots vs Beauty shots....it`s a toss up...I have to keep my Dad amused!

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  9. Your garden is gorgeous, Sophie! You know the poppy is our favorite but the blue veronica is just beautiful!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

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    1. Listen.....if you want some blue Veronica....I`ll UPS it to you right away...we have so much...very invasive but manageable....it you do decide to grow it...contain it...fair warning! Love Sophie!

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  10. Your garden is beautiful, just beautiful! You lucky dog!

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    1. I do enjoy my little space...Daddy Ron whipper snipped today...about time!

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  11. Why does Jim have a hate on for buttercups? The Buddha says live and let live!

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    1. You got me there, Debra...he yanks them up and keeps yanking until everyone is gone bye bye!

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  12. always stop to smell the flowers
    Benny & Lily

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  13. That's a beautiful garden you've got there, Sophie. Just be careful you don't sniff in a bee or something.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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    1. or a caterpillar, an ant, a spider, a slug, a butterfly...it's endless!

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  14. Hi Sophie
    Your flowers are beautiful.
    My mama pulls the buttercups too, she said they take over everthing.
    I also like laying in the sweet grass- like you,
    love
    tweedles

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    1. Yes...buttercups make pretty yellow colours under your chin but CHOKE out everything with a smile!

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  15. You have a great garden Sophie! Lovely flowers. Our dachshunds have to stay inside because of a lots of raining. SUmmer feelings aren´t there. Last time yesterday for the summer we went to dog training. We saw lots of wild animals after a photo trip around the countryside...Trym is standing in his cage and barking at the. He knows what it is :-)

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    1. Your life is so busy, Lindsjo! That is so important and the dogs will love it too. Trym seems to know what is going on with the wild animals around!

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  16. Hi , pop over we have an award for you to collect.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Hopping over soon....gots to wake up first!

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  17. Pugs says that you need a shadier spot to sleep. You'll catch on fire in the sun.

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    1. Our summer sun gets super douper hot only for a few weeks in late July and early August...so I'll definitely be careful then, but for now a lazying around and just can't seem to wake up.....Zzzzzzzzz!

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  18. A truly hairy, handsome horticulturist there imparting valuable culture to us all! Keep up the good work, no wonder you need a lie down - educating us aint easy! love Barnie x

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    1. Yes Barnie....you is so CorrectoMondo! I loves spreading the word...the word of the horticulturist!

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  19. What a gorgeous garden you have!

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This 'DOODLE' is looking forward to your comment....don't be shy...all I do is SNIFF & LICK!