My dad gifted me with some hollyhock starts last year.  They survived the winter quite well and are now showing off in the garden…


They are a beautiful black color!

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When the setting sun shines on them in the evening, they are just ….wow!

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Little Homestead on the Hill

Fuzzy Flowers…


While in Waterton, Alberta, Canada this past weekend we spotted several of these “fuzzy” wildflowers.  The bees seemed to love them!  I can’t seem to find what they are though, so if you happen to know give me leave me a comment!  😉  Please!!



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The wildflowers were at there peak.    It left us breathless viewing the open prairie or hillsides full of these different beauties and then the mountains jutting up behind them.


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Picking Poppies

I would love to show you pictures of our garden this year, except for the fact that it is non-existent.  Between the rain and more rain, and the fact that our rototiller died, compounded with no spare time this spring ~ it just didn’t happen.

However in and among the weeds there are quite a few poppies that have self-seeded themselves and Emma just loves the pretties!

Maybe I can learn from her and find the “pretties” in and among the weeds.

Plus it is kind of nice to not have that job this summer, even if I do miss it.