Tuesday, August 20, 2013


Zinnias are some of my favorite flowers

They come in all shapes and colors

And make the doorway very happy.

Of course I am very partial to hydrangeas too, it looks like a
good year for them. 

My veggies are still limping along. The rain did most of them in.

We are lucky enough to live by the Holderness Science Center.
Miss B and family went on Sunday.

We get free tickets from our local library. Always check with your library 
to see what they offer for museums and attractions in your state.

Oh deer he wouldn't look at the camera. There were many, many more animals, we enjoyed
our time with family very much. And speaking of family.....

Miss B in all her glory!
You don't luck into things as much as you'd like to think you do.
You build step by step, whether it's friendships or opportunities.
Barbara Bush


Rugs and Pugs said...

Miss Baby is just the cutest little girl ever. She is getting so big!
Hugs :)

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Who doesn't love Zinnias? I smile every time I see one and have always loved hydrangeas. Mine are not doing well because of the triple digits all summer.
I know you hate to see your summer end but I am looking forward to fall but of course not winter.
Miss B also brings a smile to my face every time I see her too. She is just so adorable. I am so happy you get to keep her as often as you do.
With my grand daughter having juvenile diabetes I don't get to keep them any more. Maybe by next summer she will be old enough for them to let me.
I love this saying by Barbara Bush.
I admire her very much.
Hope you are well.

Primitive Stars said...

Such pretty Zinnas Cathy, look lovely......how great to visit with all those wonderful animals....oh that Miss B is a sweety.....Blessings Francine.

WoolenSails said...

I have seen that in the brochures, will have to visit there when I come up again. We have free tickets at our library too, nice to save money on some places.


annie said...

great photos, I love your flowers. Ms. B. is a beauty, such a sweet smile!

Sunny Simple Life said...

Miss B is ADORABLE. Zinnias are my favorite late summer flowers.

yaya said...

What a cutie Miss B is! Your flowers look beautiful. My hydrangeas look great this year too. My veggies were planted late, but they are doing OK.Glad you had a good time at the zoo!

Kim said...

Oh my gosh she is cute. A real little girly girl!

Judy said...

I am planting Zinnia's next summer. In the raised bed that was my failed veggie garden this summer. I love Zinnia's. Barbara Bush always has been a no nonsense lady--pretty smart.

Saundra said...

Your veggies look mighty inviting to me. That basil I can smell from here and it is wunnerful!

Miss B appears to have on all her finery and looks adorable.


moosecraft said...

Miss B sure looks cute all dolled up! Great smile too! Zinnia's and hydrangeas are favorite of mine too... along with Black Eyed Susans and Mums. Ahhhh Mums! 'Tis the season!

Julia said...

Your Zinnias are gorgeous. I planted some last year and the earwigs ate them up over night. They never had a chance. Love, love your hydrangeas.
That little Miss B., what a little cute princess in high heels. Priceless photo.

Miss LindaLee said...

I too love zinnias. My grandfather planted and huge veggie garden every year and zinnias. Come summer, anyone that came to visit, never left without a bouquet of them. I have planted zinnias every year starting in 1966 in memory of Grampa, and now I hand out the bouquets. They're beautiful.

Nellie said...

That Miss B is really all decked out!

Zinnias are great cut flowers, too! I must remember to plant some next year!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Miss B is a stunner! Love your summer flowers too!

Willow said...

Zinneas are one of ny favorites too, so hardy and grow right into Fall here. They make lovely bouquets don't they. Have you tried the candy cane variety yet?

Unknown said...

This is the 1st year that I have planted zinnias. I have never seen so many butterflies,, hummingbirds and gold finches! The colors are so vibrant! Wish I had planted them long ago! Beautiful pics! :)

Stephanie said...

I love zinnias. And what a cutie you have there!! And that quote was exactly what I needed today. Thank you.