What’s Blooming and June Wrap up!

The month is about over already!  Half of 2012 just went poof, didn’t it?

By the time you read this, I will have left the husband and cat behind and headed into the Adirondacks for Becoming an Outdoorswoman.

So, I thought I would do my monthly recap along with the usual blooms.

1.  Continue the Fit Female program. Still continuing.  I will finish up in mid July.

2.  Make and post another guitar video.  I posted this yesterday.

3.  Enjoy my birthday!  Done and enjoyed!

4. Finish paying off credit card debt.  Done and done!  That feels totally awesome!  Now to build the savings up.

5.  Make at least 3 Pintrest recipes.  I made 2 recipes.  I did cheesy quinoa (yum!!):

…and a bastardized version of a pineapple yogurt cake, only I made it gluten free and used vanilla yogurt and blueberries.

Not bad, really.  Actually, I am so pleased about the debt payment.  It was at 0%, but it was a big chunk of change each month and I paid down all the rest before the 0% expired at the end of the month.

So, what’s blooming this week?  Lots of stuff!  The garden is just coming into the heavy bloom time for summer perennials.

One last hurrah from the sunsprite rose for a bit.  I can’t believe how many blooms this one has had.  You can smell these roses on the porch.

This is the Milkshake coneflower.  Another ruffed echinacea.  I told you I was obsessed!

The butterfly weed is really growing strong.  This is actually 3 plants, one of which is out of the frame.

Gobs of daylilies.  I leaned out the window by my work chair to take this:

The white swan coneflowers:

I have a bajillion of these this year.

This is the green envy coneflower.  I have decided that I am not all that crazy about it.

The world’s tiniest sunflower:

It’s a teddybear dwarf sunflower.  I know it is supposed to be dwarf, but this is ridiculous LOL! They are supposed to grow about 2 feet tall.  I started these indoors and maybe that’s why.  Or maybe they will get bigger.

Black-eyed Susans on the side of the house.

More spiderwort.  This stuff is very invasive and all over the side of the house.

My potted celosia is doing well.  I love the colors on these.

Starting to get some purple on the liatris this week.

I’m overloaded with plants LOL!  We need to move so I can have more garden – or I will do the entire front lawn.

Enjoy the weekend!  I’ll be kayaking, bird watching, plant identifying and learning about Adirondack ecology!

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20 thoughts on “What’s Blooming and June Wrap up!

  1. Helen

    Paying down debt to zero is the best thing anyone can do for themself. You have every right to be very, very proud!

    Enjoy your crazy outdoor adventure – looking forward to the recap!
    Helen´s last blog post ..Ten Things Thursday

  2. Shelley B

    What’s wrong with doing the entire front lawn? That could be an awesome project… 🙂

    Congratulations on paying off the debt – yeah, even with zero interest, it’s still a bill (not on Capitol Hill, lol), and it’s wonderful to not have to spend that money.

    Your garden is just beautiful.

    Have fun this weekend, Ramboette!
    Shelley B´s last blog post ..Friday Mishmash

  3. Molly

    Hope you have a great time – have fun & be safe.

    Congratulations on getting out of debt – that is a wonderful feeling.

    Thanks for the garden photos. I always enjoy them.

    Wishing you well – Molly

  4. Lisa

    I’ve never seen a celosia before. Beautiful flowers! I have a ton of flowers growing in my yard but I have no idea what they are.

  5. Kimberley

    Congratulations on paying off your debt! Weeeeeee!!!

    The blooms are gorgeous…I wish I could smell those yellow roses…just lovely.

    Have a fabulous weekend…can’t wait for the update.
    Kimberley´s last blog post ..Atkins Day 205

  6. Jill

    Woo Hoo on your goals! You did great! I love your flower photos! Flowers make me so happy- even on my computer screen!!!
    Have a great time in the Adirondacks! They are my favorite mountain range. So majestical looking! Have a great weekend!
    Jill´s last blog post ..Monkey See Monkey Do?

  7. cheryl

    love your flower pictures and your front porch! (isn’t it great to be debt free? I will be soon when I pay off the last of daughter’s student loan!)
    Eating more quinoa-so will have to try! thanks!

  8. Fran

    Must have been a great feeling being debt-free. I don’t have loans but I have always spent more money than I had so at the end of the month I was in debt. But since May I don’t have that anymore and my intention is not to spend more money anymore than I actually have. So far so good 🙂
    Fran´s last blog post ..Wednesday June 27 – 2012, The Workout Edition

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