What’s Blooming Today!

Garden day!  I always love putting this post together.  We had that really hot spell and the garden just popped today.  Our temps got low overnight. I think they were in the upper 50s 😯  It was about 60 degrees when I went out for a quick pre-breakfast bike ride.  I did 6.5 miles in 30 minutes and I needed to wear a little jacket.

It was cool enough to want a warmer breakfast, so I did banana custard oats today using 30 grams of oats instead of 40.

Topped with peanut flour and a drizzle of chocolate syrup.  I threw a few chocolate chips on there, too, because it is Friday.

Pixie is in cooler weather mode, too.  She is following me around and sticking to me like a burr.  A white furry burr.

She makes my laptop a kneetop…

Busy morning of work, then it was lunchtime and Tour time!

I do have to say that watching the Tour during the daytime is shooting my productivity all to hell.  Oh well, it’s only for 3 weeks. Go Thor!!

So on to the other tour – the tour of my garden! Lots of sleepy plants woke up this week.

3 of my 4 rose bushes are blooming again.  Scentimental:

One lone clematis bloom peeking through the porch:

White swan coneflowers and liatris:

I have been trying to get this combo of globe thistle and coneflowers working and it is starting to come together. I love the texture of this combo.  I touch my flowers a lot.

The knockout rose bush in the background:

This is looking down the little walkway.  The left actually has only foot high plants, but the burning bush makes it look full on that side from this shot.

A lot of times I just stand in the middle of this path and enjoy.

Sunsprite rose:

Marigolds are really starting to pop now.

These are next to my butterfly bush which is taking forever to bloom! I see other butterfly bushes in the neighborhood all blossomed out, but not mine.

The tiniest snapdragon in the world:

It’s about 3 inches tall LOL!

Hooray for color!

Time for a caffeine hit:

Had a hard time concentrating for the rest of the afternoon.  I had a case of the Friday’s today!  I really wanted to be done with work. I also thought about going out for dinner, but John had started cooking something before I finished up work, so we stayed home.

Little mini pizzas on Arnold thins.

Good, but not real pizza.

I am off for an evening bike ride tonight, then some dried pineapple for dessert later.

I will have a fun update for Sunday.  We are doing a Tour de Farm ride on Sunday, which is a 35 mile group ride through historical Saratoga and then we get a picnic sponsored by local farms afterwards.  It’s going to be fun!

Any good plans this weekend?

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17 thoughts on “What’s Blooming Today!

  1. Roxie

    Your farm ride sounds like a blast. I’m going to try to get in a couple hours of riding in the morning. After that – no other plans.

    Your flowers are just gorgeous!
    Roxie´s last blog post ..Bird Bath

  2. debby

    Love the garden update. My favorite line was that you stand in the middle of the path and just enjoy your garden. Its been my experience that so many gardeners work and work on their garden and never really take the time to enjoy it.

    Can hardly wait for the Tour de Farm. How fun.

  3. Fran

    Garden is still beautiful as always.

    That tour de farm sounds like a lot of fun, can’t wait to read your recap and see the photos.

    I’m a bit confused due to the time difference between us. It’s now 2 in the afternoon here and I’m watching the Tour. What time do you watch it?
    I’m getting more interested in the Tour since this week and watch more of it. Allthough the Dutch bikers don’t have a chance anymore on a good place. Maybe one will get lucky and win an etappe.
    Fran´s last blog post ..A day in my life: Saturday July 16, 2011

    1. Lori Post author

      The Tour comes on live at 8am EST (or earlier). Then they do recap shows – one in the afternoon and a prime time one.

  4. Jody - Fit at 53

    Pixie is so dang adorable!

    LOVE those blooms Lori! Such amazing pics!

    Hope you have a wonderful ride tomorrow if I don’t get by – grandkids in town & the other 4 live here so we are all together for a week. I talk about it Monday on my post but I may be MIA this coming week a lot.. but will try.. we shall see… 😉
    Jody – Fit at 53´s last blog post ..Saturday Funnies

  5. Jenn@slim-shoppin

    Your flowers are so pretty Lori!

    Have fun on your bike ride, that does sound like fun. I’ve been watching some of the Tour de France and I hate watching when groups of bikers crash – they are so close together!!
    Jenn@slim-shoppin´s last blog post ..Breakfast stir fry

  6. Alison

    Your scentimental rose is just beautiful! I love watching the progression you have with all the new flowers popping up! Just got the air pumped into my tires. 92 and HUMID today – possibly all week – but looking forward to hopping on and getting going soon.
    Alison´s last blog post ..Landscaping Update: Part 2

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