June 11, 2011

The first flowers of summer

 Yay!  The first summer flowers are coming into bloom after a tropical start to the week.  On Monday and Tuesday it was in the 90s, hot and humid.  Perfect for the plants to grow.  And of course, this being Wisconsin, a few days later, the temps are back in the 60s.   Above is one of the dahlias I planted.

This rose is called Moon Dance and it's going on its fourth summer in the gardens.  I love the way the early evening sun hits off the center of the bloom.  Almost looks like a painting. 

 My one and only peony bush is just starting to open.  I love that smell. 

This is tickseed and in theory is a perennial.  However in my gardens they only seem to last one season. 

I'm having fun this summer doing some container gardening.  This Hen and Chick looks so cute in the pot.  It loves the hot sun on the patio.

June 5, 2011

Cool way to look at blogs

Google has a few cool tools for looking at my blog.  If you'd like to see more photos - try this view - http://wisconsinvoices.blogspot.com/view/mosaic

If you use Chrome as a browser you can download an extension that will allow choice on how to view blogger-based websites like mine. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/mmoheajlpfaigefceljflpohdehkjbli

The end of an era

It had to come, the final voyage of the best slippers ever.  As you can see, Todd has finally given up the ghost.    Purchased in Berlin, these slippers traveled the world and comforted Todd's feet every night for the past 10 years.

They should have met their maker a few years ago, but we've never found another pair to fit Todd's very specific requirements of comfort, warmth and fit.  

Guess we'll have to go back to Berlin to find another pair.  The department store, KaDeWe, was pretty amazing.  Here's a link in English to their website
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