Who doesn’t love a white picket garden fence? I’m joining TexWisGirl at Run*A*Round Ranch Report for Good Fences #71. This is my new header photo for now and I learned from my good ole Bloggy friends that this plant is Bee Balm. When Dear and I took an overnight road-trip in the middle of July to the North Olympic Peninsula in Washington State we stopped at a couple lavender farms. In a few days I’ll post my lavender shots but for today I’m sharing this sweet garden on the edge of the lavender fields at Purple Haze Lavender Farm. Our July has been very full and interesting to say the least. We had extended family stay with us after attending our son’s wedding at the end of June till July 8th. We are still in semi-retirement mode as Dear waits to hear about where his next job might be. During this mode we have said a few times that everyday is Saturday. We aren’t experts at this retirement preview. We took our little road-trip so we could get out of the “everyday is a project day” at this old house. Now at the end of July our youngest and her hubby have moved into our basement as their monthly apartment rent went up over $400. Yikes. Now we are trying to blend all our stuff, including furniture. We are very happy and thankful we can offer them this space. If Dear and I get re-located with a new job they will stay on and take care of our property. It’s a win-win situation for all of us. In the meantime we have lots of eggs, milk, spices, oatmeal and bookcases! You get the picture! How’s your July winding down?
20 thoughts on “Garden Fences…”
It’s probably a good thing to practice retirement … You’ll be ready for the real thing, all trained and everything, when it happens. Good you could help out the kids and know they are there for you if you do move. Back in the day we did that revolving door thing for all four of our kids for short periods of time ( when we owned the big home they had all grown up in and we had plenty of room).
Your picket fence and beautiful colorful flowers brought a smile … Lovely.
Fortunately my house is also big enough to have the children staying for a while.
Wil, ABCW Team.
Good morning, morning. I love the bee balm and all the pretty flowers. The white picket fence is a lovely fence scene. I have been wanting to visit the area around Sequim Wa for the lavender farms and scenic coastline. I think you will both enjoy retirement, I love it! Have a happy day!
just gorgeous! makes me jealous for summers that are a little bit less ‘toasted/roasted/dry’ like texas is. 🙂
White picket fences and beautiful flowers just go hand in hand! These are gorgeous shots! Happy Thursday 🙂
Those are the flowers of my childhood!
I can’t wait to come to Washington and see all the blooms! We’re going to drive down (and ferry) to see my sis in Seabeck, too. Washington is so glorious and especially my lovely Skagit Valley! Great post! I can’t wait to see the lavender farm, too!
Beautiful flowers and gardens…
Sounds as if life is always exciting in your corner! I fondly remember a summer…1984…when my husband was between jobs. We all had such a great summer.
When flowers might spill over that’s when I love a pretty fence like this one (these ones)!
The new header is lovely. Bee Balm is very pretty. There were lots of beautiful flowers/fences here today for sure.
You have a lovely garden. Everything is burning up here..just too durn hot.
Gorgeous photos of all those beautiful flowers.
Such a lovely post. The little white fence and colorful flowers just bring a smile. What is that huge flower that someone is holding? I’ve never seen anything like it!
I’m pretty sure that is an artichoke…
So beautiful! Pictures so good for my heart!
Have always loved the look of white picket fences with bright flowers tucked in behind.
Smiling at the things that double up when two households converge.
So colorful! Very happy pics.
All the flowers are so colouful and beautiful as well as the lovely fences
I love the white picket fence and the cheerful, colorful flowers! What a lovely place to wander…
Yes, I get the picture with all of the eggs and cereal and bookcases! 🙂 May the Lord continue to direct your steps.
Beautiful flowers==I love a wild english type garden. And of course the white picket fence fits right in.