Monday, July 25, 2016


We were so happy to hear some
 heavenly fireworks
last night which
brought glorious rain.
This morning I went out
to make a little bouquet.

Sweet little birds also were out in 
the garden enjoying the cooler air.

This is a welcomed cool day.

Out in the creek there is fresh new rainwater.

The ground is truly wet:


Janneke said...

Your bouquet looks so sweet, really beautiful. Also love the birdbaths in your garden. Glad you got some rain, here it is really dry too after some weeks of hot weather. Temperatures of more than 30 degr.C. on a few days, we are not used to that here.

Betty said...

Your garden looks so lovely. My is droopy due to the high heat. I am just hoping for rain to come tonight.

Susan said...

We had tons of rain, then it got hot and we haven't had any for over a week. I'd love a good soaking and so would the garden!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

We too received rain and it was a blessing, what a drought we're having this summer. The bouquet is beautiful and I'm enjoying your new yard along with you - love the pillar birdbath.

Anonymous said...

Glad you got some rain. Lovely flowers!

quakerhillfarm said...

Your photos are beautiful! Maybe you scooted some of that cooler air this direction! Have a great week, Lynn

Margie said...

Our rain dance worked! We also received some much needed rain this morning. Loved your (new?) bird bath!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

We had a little rain late this afternoon, too! You fix the prettiest bouquets, Bernideen, and I love taking a stroll through your yard with you.

Beth said...

You're a great floral designer, Bernideen, and I LOVE your pond! Beautiful! Glad you got rain. You might consider rain barrels. We have 4, and each has 55 gal capacity. We enjoy using the rain water for adding water to the pond and watering the garden. Have a great week!

Rosemary-Thyme said...

Hello Bernideen,

It's been so hot and humid here. So today's severe rain was welcomed. Hopefully, it will cool things off a bit.

Your garden is looking beautiful.

Wishing you a great week,


Anonymous said...

Lovely floral arrangement. Colors are vivid. Glad you had rain. It helps the crops also. Just visiting this week. :-) Jill


What a lovely bouquet and a beautiful garden dear and sweet Bernideen.
I'm so happy for you that finally there was rain for your blooms.

Thank you for hosting too, I'm late cause I just posted and explained why I haven't been that creative in blog these days.

Have a blessed week.


Thank you for your wonderful visit sweet friend.

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

So wonderful that you received rain! I like looking at all of the beautiful colors in your garden. The drought has really taken a toll on our garden. I will enjoy your beautiful flowers from afar.

Sylvia said...

I enjoyed my walk around your garden,Bernideen, it is so peacful and the flowers so pretty. I hope we get some rain today.

Terri said...

Gorgeous bouquet! And your vibrant arbor looks amazing. Wonderful garden pics! I too, hope for rain. The thunderstorms bring down the heat. I hope we both get more : )

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

We had a wet spring, but it has been much drier this summer. We've been getting some rain this past week/weekend and my garden is so thankful! With the high temps I need to get out and cut some things back, but have been putting it off.

I'm off to do it now!

Lovely garden you have, and that's a sweet bouquet!

Marilyn Miller said...

Your garden and bouquets just get better and better. Your hand is touched with a green thumb. Happy you are having a respite from the heat.

Martha's Favorites said...

You are so lucky to get rain. It is rare for us. Your garden looks amazing. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

Deb said...

I see you have the lovely dove visit your garden, too. They are one of my favorite. Your birdhouses are so cute and one quite unique. And the bird bath is beautiful. Deb

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,

I love your flower arrangements and am happy for you that you are enjoying a rainy day.

I read your previous post and discovered that you are discontinuing the Monday BTTCG Blog Party. I have been finding it difficult to post one blog each week so I do understand. It really was such fun but in the summer I find I am kept very busy with gardening, cutting the grass and watering outside and less time on the computer. Thank you so much for hosting this and I loved seeing your progress on your new home. Blessings, Karen

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

It makes everything look so beautiful Bernideen! Wish we would get some here!!

Deborah Montgomery said...

What a lovely bouquet!! Beautiful colors and arrangement. Glad to hear you got some rain. I notice my few little potted plants on my deck do so much better with real rain water versus my watering them.

Lady of the Manor said...

Your garden is just stunning! So many lovely blooms!