Posted by on Jul 1, 2014 |

Happy Canada Day everyone!

I always feel like summer is like riding a roller coaster.  During May and June we are chugging up those wooden tracks the days getting longer and longer.  Then on July 1st it is a huge whoosh! and before we know it, the days rush by getting shorter and shorter and it will be September again.  The past couple of mornings have been warm enough to head out onto my deck with a cup of tea and my notebook to write my morning pages.  I love the quiet and being able to look out over the yard.  I hope you have a special place to enjoy this summer weather too.

Today I thought I would share a some pictures that capture that pop of colour from one day to the next.  Over the last couple of weeks or so my Shasta Daisies have burst forth in a daisy explosion. It’s pure summer joy.

Shasta Daisy Ready to Burst

Shasta Daisy Ready to Burst

I love wandering the garden in the coolness of the evening, keeping an eye on things and predicting when the will bloom.

It happens in the blink of a yellow eye.

Shasta Daisy Full Glory

Shasta Daisy Full Glory

There is something about these daisies that can’t help but make you feel cheerful.  I recommend them for a sunny garden.  They are low maintenance and bloom for about six weeks or so, although they do need to be deadheaded to keep the plant looking perky.

Shasta Daisy Riot of Cheerfulness

Shasta Daisy Riot of Cheerfulness

Coming up next: a wall of Black Eyed Susans.

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