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Sunday, 17 June 2007

Before the rain............

You may, or may not, know that we've had torrential rain here this week. I've posted plenty of photos of our back garden but none of the front so, as luck would have it, I got out in the front garden and took some photos before the rain flattened everything.

It's not as lush as the back garden but it's neat and we like it. We have tulips and daffodils in the front garden too but obviously they've been and gone. There's lillies and antirrhinums ready for flowering but not quite out yet.

This is dedicated to my dear Dad, who has passed on his love of gardening to me.

HAPPY FATHERS DAY DAD, I LOVE YOU.

and a Happy Father's Day to all you Dads out there.


31 comments:

buffalodickdy said...

My folks were married for 64 yrs-and died with in 18 months of each other. Glad you have good memories...

Akelamalu said...

buffalodickdy
Thats so sad. My Mum died 19 years ago but Dad's doing OK at 83.

la bellina mammina said...

Beautiful garden, Akela.... Happy Father's Day to your dad!

Miss Understood said...

Gorgeous garden. If I can steal my son's camera for the day, I may post some photos of the mess in mine!

Akelamalu said...

Bella
Thankyou darling, and thankyou on behalf of my Dad as well. :)

Akelamalu said...

miss u
I bet yours isn't as bad as you're making out! ;)

la bellina mammina said...

oops - and to MWM too.....;-)

GEWELS said...

Akela- Love your slide shows- I should try one but I can barely post still photos on my site. LOL!

The front garden is lovely, The peonies are (oops, WERE, spectacular)When mine are blooming and they call for rain I run right out and snip every last one of my peonies.
The blue and white flowers are columbine and the pinks are dianthus (often called simply "pinks")

Happy Fathers Day to your Dad and MWM too. Thanks for visiting mine today. Happy Sunday.

Akelamalu said...

Bella
Aw thanks honey, I'll tell him.

Akelamalu said...

gewels
The slide shows are really easy to do, honest. They have to be for me to do them. Have a go, if you want help you can email me.
Thanks for identifying my flowers, I bought a whole load of plants a couple of years ago and put them in but I'd forgotton what they were all called! :#
Happy Sunday to you too m'dear.

TopChamp said...

I'm a bad person! I sent a card but hadnt realised really that today is sunday...

So glad I came to get the reminder to call home!!

RUTH said...

What a wonderful gift your Dad has given you...the love of gardening... Your front garden looks very smart and full of colour.
Rx

Akelamalu said...

topchamp
Oh dear, get on the phone quick!

Akelamalu said...

ruth
Thanks hon. He certainly has, though I'm not as greenfingered as Dad.

Helen said...

Hello you!
I'm totally hooked on this blog thing...Your garden is looking great. Give my love to all the family H XXXX

Akelamalu said...

helen
Hello yourself! I knew you'd like it once you got going. :)

Queenie said...

Remember it well, mwm is keeping up to your high standards.

Shaz said...

I love those Peonies x x

Elween said...

i hope the rain doesn't dampen your spirit! hit it, all for the garden!:)

letha said...

Such a colourful garden

Akelamalu said...

queenie
:) yes he's following my instructions!

Akelamalu said...

shaz
So did I but they are no more after that torrential rain. I did manage to salvage a few for my MIL though. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll call in again. :)

Akelamalu said...

elween
Nothing dampens my spirit. :)

Akelamalu said...

letha
Thanks, we try. :)

CG said...

Really enjoyed your slideshow :)

Akelamalu said...

Thanks cg

Mimi Lenox said...

The peonies!! Unbelievably beautiful.

Donna said...

I love your garden pictures! I think the yellow poppies are my favorite! =)

Akelamalu said...

Mimi they were, but aren't any more unfortunately! :(

Akelamalu said...

Thanks Donna - I love them too! :)

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