Post Father’s Day weekend. Post breakfast Saturday morning – we load up. Head to the hills north of us. Two hours and we’re there.
We hug necks, visit with Grandma L. and then get the honor of a garden tour.
Mary Todd, prairie dawn, little joy…just a few of the names of Daddy’s day lilies. Almost all of the varieties that bloom in my yard too. Ever since the year he brought buckets full of them for my birthday. Starting in June and going through part of July, I watch for which one will bloom next in my yard.
Terraces, lattice, sawdust mulch are all the work of this master carpenter. This photo reminds me that I have blue star seeds in my pocket right now. He pinched them and gave them to me to plant in our yard.
…and Middle Girl’s favorite – squash! (the crop plant we studied!). Daddy tells me they enjoy a fresh plate of veggies each day.
Bees on wild, mountain hydrangea (a garden insect!). And, close by, he pointed out a tupelo plant. Ah! We enjoy tupelo honey in our homemade bread!
A nice follow up of our Handbook of Nature Study spring and summer studies in our own backyard. A bunch of new things to enjoy outside in the mountains.
A full tour in the Day Trip to Daddy’s Flickr set.