"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Awww Monday! May 11, 2020

A Springy Tour of Our Garden!

 Our iris from Monet's garden in Giverny, France
They have moved with us 3 times! 
From Lake Oswego OR to Weed CA to Vancouver WA!
And still willingly bloom each year! 

We have two pink rose bushes that were here
when we moved in. They are lovely, fragrant
and consistently bloom from Spring til late Fall.

Allium. First time I have tried planting them.
Love the color and how they attract pollinators.


Peonies midst Bracken ferns.

 And last but certainly not least...
our recycled metal dog sculpture.
Recently purchased from Attic Gallery.
A local art gallery in Camas Washington.
Have a great week and stay happy and healthy! 
Thanks Sandee! 


  1. Beautiful! We love blooming season and that's a nice pup!

    1. Thanks Brian! Have a lovely week!

  2. What a nice tour, thank you!

  3. Thanks Mimi- it was fun putting it together! See you tomorrow!

  4. Very nice garden. Amazing the one plant has survived your many moves.

  5. That metal dog is really neat! Your flowers look wonderful. Mom killed our roses. They are just too much work for someone who isn't into gardening, but we have plenty of other plants around. Roses are great if they are taken care of correctly.

  6. What lovely blooms love the coloirs too :-)

    Have a blooming safetastic week 😷😷😷

  7. What a beautiful garden, one to rival Monet's if I may say. I love that sculpture, you have a good eye.

  8. Awww, beautiful. I love all things Claude Monet. I have reproductions all over our home.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. Big hug to you both and extra lovies to Miss Lucy. ♥♥♥

  9. Wow thank you for this amazing tour of all the beauty in your yard. The pink rose is truly perfect...and it sounds like it is easy to care fore. I like your guard dog too
    Hugs Cecilia

  10. Gorgeous floral shots of your garden and great doggie sculpture ~

    Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  11. Beautiful blooms. I like the sculpture too.

  12. Wow, those are so pretty. The rose is such a delicate pink! And the bumblebee came out nicely.

  13. Kathe,

    A burst of blooming colors for Mother's Day - gorgeous! The rose is simply beautiful. Pink roses are so pretty. I had some miniature rose bushes over the years but have since gone away. It would be nice to plant some new ones. I love their scent. Have a bloomtastic week, my dear!xx


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