Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Almost Done


June has been an eventful month for us.


First we find out hubby has to have knee surgery.

Then we decide to paint the cottage
before he goes in on the 13th.

We get a good start on painting 
and then the weather goes crazy.


One day the wind starts blowing then it get's hot.
Then it nearly freezes.
Storms and tornado warnings.
Surgery.


Hubby recovers enough to get on
with painting
 and then the wind starts blowing again!
Now our temperatures
will reach the 90's.

BUT...
if all goes well...we should be done by
the end of this weekend.

Thank heavens! 


So while you wait
here are a few pictures for you.
The top pictures are of one of the two
rose bushes that were here on the farm
when we moved in.

I have no idea what it is but 
it's a climber and only blooms once a year.


Above is a large shrub that was
also on the farm when we moved here.
In May it is covered with white blossoms.


Below is what I believe to be a
wild geranium.


They're all over the place growing 
in the lawn and in the pastures
and on the sides of the road.





Above is the wheat field across the road
from us. Next month they'll be
harvesting. I wish they'd plant
sunflowers.

Can you imagine being surrounded
by beautiful sunflowers...
what a sight that would be 
first thing in the morning!

How could you not wake up
in a good mood
when you looked out on 
this...






Below is one of the geraniums
planted in the old
wheel barrow
hubby made for me. 


If all goes well...my next post
will be pictures
 of our 
newly painted little
cottage.

Keeping my fingers and toes crossed.

I hope this week is a good one for you.
Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Maura :)

16 comments:

Sunny Simple Life said...

How wonderful to get such a big project done and I agree sunflowers are the happiest of flowers.

Naturally Carol said...

The geraniums and roses will love the hot weather!

Sherry@ Ties2ThePast said...

Can't wait to see it Maura!!
We had a field of sunflowers like that close to us. I saw it everyday when I drove to work. It always made me smile!!
♥'s
Sherry

Toni aka irishlas said...

If life and the weather didn't mix things up, life would be a bit boring, don't you think? Keeps us on our toes!

Can't wait to see the painted cottage.
Enjoy your day, Maura.

Sunray Gardening said...

Lovely photos and nice roses to end up with there already. Good luck on hubby's surgery.
Cher

FlowerLady said...

What lovely photos Maura. Glad your husbands surgery went well. I'll be watching for the photos of your newly painted cottage.

Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

Leslie said...

I hope that hubby's surgery goes well and that he has a speedy recovery. Your photos are lovely. I would love to live near a sunflower patch too , but .... Stink bugs love sunflowers and at the moment Maryland has been invaded by the little gross creatures.
You have a wonderful week also Maura!!

Donna said...

Oh, I can only imagine waking up to a field of sunflowers. Your roses are beautiful, Maura. Can't wait to see the cottage!

Hugs,
Donna

La said...

Looking forward to seeing those pictures of the newly painted cottage.

Try to stay cool during this heatwave. La

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Your roses look beautiful! Hard work but it pays off!

Tara Dillard said...

Spent hours yesterday in the heat/humidity scraping paint off windows.

A new, and unpleasurable experience.

One I hope ya'll don't have.

Hope the knee is healing faster than anticipated.

Garden & Be Well, XO T

Kath said...

Quite delightful!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

You've taken on a huge project, and then all those forks in the road, whew.
The flowers are so pretty, and no fusssing with them, they just appear !
Can't wait to see the house, oooh, I bet it will look spiffing.
Take care of the knee (hubby's) mine is giving me a fit.
~jo

Ironstone and Pine said...

Hi Maura! I just love sunflowers too, they're so bright and cheerful....and summery!! The landscape pictures across the road make me homesick for the plains of Kansas.....thanks for the visual memory! come visit~devon :)

Rural Revival said...

Those wild geraniums are gorgeous. And YES I would so love to be surrounded by a field of sunflowers, they give off such a wonderful glow, one can't help but smile!

hilary @ the upcycle furniture co. said...

your roses are beautiful... so is everything at maura's farm... can't wait to see the house! : )

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