Early July in Spy Garden

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July!

Boom!

Boom!

Sparklers are my favorite

Sparklers are my favorite

Pre-fireworks entertainment

Pre-fireworks entertainment (me and my dad juggling)

Waiting for dark to start the fireworks!

Waiting for dark to start the fireworks!

We had a great visit; Nana & Pop! See you soon!!!

We had a great visit; Nana & Pop! See you soon!!!

Onion seed pod

Onion seed pod

So many scapes!

So many scapes!

Two peas in a pod these two

Two peas in a pod these two

Echinacea

Echinacea

What's this?!

What’s this?!

A...

A…

Mushroom!

Mushroom!

Bunny

Bunny

Trying to sneak up on a bunny

Trying to sneak up on a bunny

Zinnea

Zinnea

In the garden looking up towards the house

In the garden looking up towards the house

Echinacea

Echinacea

Cardinal

Cardinal

One of the smaller snakes

One of the smaller snakes

They seem pretty used to us; we got quite close to this one!

They seem pretty used to us; we got quite close to this one!

This wildflower reminds me of dogwood

This wildflower reminds me of dogwood

Ahhhhh I love the forest

Ahhhhh I love the forest

Weeeeee

Weeeeee

Flowers to go into the flower press

Flowers to go into the flower press

A pressed flower (pressed into some paint!)

A pressed flower (pressed into some paint!)

Painting

Painting

Mixed media

Mixed media

Wildflower

Wildflower

Beading

Beading

Demonstrating how tall the dill is (and how to mix prints)

Demonstrating how tall the dill is (and how to mix prints)

So many details on this little pansy

So many details on this little pansy

Running

Running

Happy Fourth of July! Hope you all are having a great summer!

 

5 thoughts on “Early July in Spy Garden

  1. Eliza Waters

    Your shot of the echinacea with the green background would make a great (unconventional) Christmas card. Love the mushroom in the tree, although it may foretell doom of the tree – if near the house, keep an eye on it for signs of structural rot, silver maples are a soft wood and prone to breakage during high wind or heavy snow.
    With all those snakes, I expect your rodent population is under control!
    Looks like a wonderful summer so far in Spy Garden. The kids just keep on growing! ;)

    Reply
    1. Spy Garden Post author

      That tree is certainly doomed and big chunks of it fall off all the time. And yes, it is near the house. But we just don’t want to take it down yet because of all the exciting snake activity! Maybe we can another year or two out of it?!

      Reply
      1. Eliza Waters

        Do the snakes hibernate in it or go to ground? You could trim any branches (trunks?) in late fall which might threaten the house should they split in a storm. Maybe get a reputable certified arborist out for advice?

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