Forward - From the Heartland of Carolina

This is a continuing story of the journey Forward shared by 2 people, Lynne and Tom. Both love to LIVE life to it's fullest, which currently means spending lots of time outdoors, working on various projects from gardens to patios, flowers to vegetables, sunrises and sunsets, birds and woodland critters, and spending time with family. Don't forget to check the monthly archives, and please feel free to leave us a comment so we know you stopped by.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

June and July

Well, early June started off on the hot side... 4 days over 100. That sure did a number on some parts of the gardens, but we have a cactus plant that didn't seem to mind.

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Wonder what they were watching and smiling about????

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Mom, Dawn, and Lynne were enjoying the antics of a hummingbird at Mom's new window feeder ;-)


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Even though we're still in a drought here in NC, the overall temperatures haven't been as unbearable as last summer. Some new plants thrived, some struggled, some failed. Here's several pics of some new daylilies Lynne has planted in a starter bed to be moved out to a permanent location in the fall.










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I like playing with the zoom feature of the camera :-)




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Once again, Thanks to our niece Tracey, and Kenny, Lynne and I were able to get away for our annual 2 day trip to Charlotte to meet up with a gathering of internet friends we've gotten to know over the years. Of course, this always means another family get-together whenever they get down to visit. We also took the time to celebrate another niece's birthday, her sister graduating HS and headed off to join her 2 sisters at NC State, and, this year, Mom's 93rd Birthday!!! Happy Birthday, MOM!!!








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When we got back from Charlotte, Kevin and Jenn, along with Celeste, were able to get down for an afternoon. Kay ( y'all should remember her- she's the one who took most of our wedding pictures WAY back in this blog) drove back this way after the Charlotte weekend, just to spend a little time visiting with Mom. Alli once again spent the weekend with us before and after Charlotte. Sure was good seeing them again this year.





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Here's Mom relaxing after the Hospice aide had given her a bath and washed her hair.

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Plants on the back porch

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Around the yard






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Random closeups






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The veggie garden has managed to survive long enough to can up some tomatos and make some pickle relish and salsa.


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Here's a Downy Woodpecker at the suet feeder, grabbing a little lunch to share with one of his babies, that can bee seen to the right of the feeder.

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Thanks again for stopping by our little corner of the world here at Heartland Gardens, where all is well.

'Til next time...Peace and Love...