Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Catching Up At Home

 Now that I have processed and posted my San Juan Island photos, it's time to catch you up with what's happening here at home in the 10 days since we've been back home. 

Actually it's hard to remember what I did yesterday, let alone a week ago, but I know that all of the rain we've had during the month of May has made for very lush growth, and the end of May brought a new profusion of blooming. 

The wisteria bloomed! That's a native Rhododendron peaking through, our state flower.

It's columbine and poppy time, and the glass flowers came out of the attic and bloomed too. 

Happy June!

The purple allium add brightness to the mix.

Glass flowers elsewhere.

There are more, of course, but that will do for this post. These are all pieces we made out of thrift store glass some years ago now. 

Tom has kept the lawn mowed, and has planted seeds and seedlings in the raised beds. We have cleaned patio furniture and dispersed the watering can collection around the yard as "yard art". 

On Sunday of Memorial Day weekend we joined our "kids" for the day on Whidbey Island. 

It was cloudy but not rainy. Jill, Jake, and Tom got the replacement weather station installed.

We cooked mac and cheese, watched the Indy 500, watched the Sounders on TV - they won!- went for various lengths of walks, and had a good time together. 

Today we are finalizing the preparation for carpet installation, which is supposed to happen tomorrow.


  1. Wisteria!!! And another great gathering of the Reeder family - always nice to see.

  2. I'm always amazed at the number of blooms you have in your garden. You have been busy this spring

  3. I'm entranced with the glass flowers. What a delightful addition. The frequent hail storms we have in KC would hurt them. Linda in Kansas

  4. Garden has evidently enjoyed the rain and love that Wisteria. Glad you could all get together at Whidbey.

  5. Sounds like wonderful family time and can you please tell me how you maintain two yards in such beauty!!

  6. Your gardens are looking so lovely, and oh that wisteria, how beautiful! Sounds like a good day on the island. Good luck with the carpet install.

  7. What a beautiful sight to come home to. The wisteria is breathtaking. Of course, I love the family picture. Miss seeing Isaac. Now I need to go back and finish looking at Parts 3 and 4 of your trip.

  8. Beautiful moments! Enjoy! Good luck with the carpet installation.

  9. I'm loving your wonderful Reeder family photo. And wow on the wisteria! That looks absolutely awesome!


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