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Saturday, July 05, 2008

Vacation Time!


We are just about packed up and ready to go on our wonderful vacation to Germany. As a final blog, I thought I'd show you a few images shot in the past few days.

Up top is Calie the wonder-doodle who has once again captured a hapless chipmunk in the see-saw. As you can see she is quite determined to give it the ride of it's life as she makes first one side and then the other go up and down.

The Hydrangeas are just beginning to bloom and I expect when we return in just over two weeks that we'll find an abundance of these amazing flowers waiting for us.

One of my all time favorite flowers is blooming now. This Stachys monieri has been in my garden for so many years I don't remember when it first arrived. It's very similar to the named variety 'Humelo' that has become popular around here but this one is a wonderful pale pink.

The daylily show has just begun and hopefully I'll still catch the last act when we come home. 'Radiation Biohazard' here is indistructable even with lots of rain storms coming through.

Hemerocallis 'Flight of Angels' is another show stopper, so cool and serene that I just had to stop and drool for a few minutes.

'Smoke Scream' on the other hand has a loud brassy call but you still have to stop and admire it's beauty!

One final look at Calie. While she's sipping water from the pool I'll be sipping some of the world's best beer and wine. A dog's life might be grand but I'd rather be me right now.

Expect me back some time the third week of July and I promise, I'll have lots and lots of photos! Many of my relatives that we are visiting are gardening fanatics like me and I just can't wait to see what they are growing and share it with all of you.

Bye,
Melanie

20 comments:

Mary Ann Archibald said...

Have a wonderful vacation! Looking forward to reading your blog when you return.

Debbie said...

Melanie,
Have a safe and wonderful trip! Can't wait to see what you bring back for us.

Gail said...

Beautiful daylilies...I am partial to the spider types.

Have a wonderful trip....see you later.

Gail

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Have a wonderful, safe trip Melanie! I for one look forward to some wonderful pictures. I so enjoy those Calie the wonder-doodle shots as well :). Happy trails!

Kathi :)

Darlene said...

Just came upon you from a different blog. LOVE Calie...she is adorable. Too funny with the chipmunk. Have a great vacation.

Beth said...

Anxious to hear about your trip to Germany and to see the photos. Safe travel ...

Kanak Hagjer said...

Have a great time in Germany! Can't wait to see your vacation photos, i'm sure they'll be amazing!

Lya Sorano said...

Travel well and treat us to new photographs when you are back. Your Daylilies are spectacular; here in "The Deep South", we are seeing the last of them, but in a perennial garden there is always something new popping up.

zvrk said...

Welcome to wet Europe!

Sherri said...

Melanie, have a wonderful time in Germany. I was there many years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it!!

Angie said...

Enjoy your vacation Melanie! Wish I could have gone with you, I'd love to re-visit my home of 3 years, more than 22 years ago. Wish you could bring me back some pommes frites. The french fries and the earthy smells are what I remember most. Oh, and the bakeries too! Can't wait to see pics when you get back!

Digital Flower Pictures said...

I hope the Hydrangeas wait for your return.

Amy said...

OH MY, that first photo of Calie and the description of what she's doing to that poor chipmunk gave me quite a laugh! Have a wonderul holiday in Germany.

garden girl said...

Hi Melanie! Just popping in to say I hope you're having a wonderful time. I'm looking forward to seeing your photos when you return.

Love the daylilies and hydrangeas, especially that blue lacecap. So pretty!

Calie looks like she'd love to dive right in!

Wurzerl said...

Dear Melanie,
I hope you have a wonderful time in Germany. Why are you in the north of my home country????? I' m living in the south! So I hope you will come one day to Bavaria in Wurzerls Garden!
Have a great time Wurzerl

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I hope you have a wonderful trip! I'll be looking forward to reading about it when you return.

Jessica said...

Have a great time, Melanie. Enjoy some oom-pah-pah and beer for me! I'm off to Puerto Rico, so I'll have plenty of rain forest shots to exchange for your gartenblumen.

MyGardenTravels said...

For the first time ever, the deer have found my daylily garden, and have devoured every bud. It's nice to enjoy yours, and what beauties they are.

Kathy said...

Gardening I'm CLUEless about (tho your pictures of greenery and flowers and landscaping are beautiful), but doodles I know and your Calie is a doll.

Adina
www.DoodleKisses.com

Greg said...

Those daylilies are incredible. I'll have to look for some of those varieties.