Monday, June 22, 2015

First Day of Summer

The first day of summer brought us some warm temperatures.  The high was 82 F or 27 C eh!  It was mostly sunny.  I did some odd jobs outside before company arrived.

Jen, Andy and Adam came to visit and take us out for an early supper.  Before that we went over to our old resort just down the road to identify a  smelly weed for Dave and admire the Showy Lady’s Slippers.

Years ago, probably in 1987 Far Guy noticed two Lady’s Slippers coming up on both sides of a log in the back yard at the resort.   Of course we moved the log and put a fence around the Lady’s Slippers. We have continued to admire them throughout the years.

Lady Slipper Buds

A couple of buds. Note how hairy the foliage is…some people break out in a rash kinda like poison ivy after touching the foliage.

Lady Slipps at the resort

There are so many of them it is hard to get a photo of just one flower.

Far Guys Lady Slippers

I counted at least sixty flowers/buds…and I know I missed a few.

Dave’s weed that is a bit smelly is Creeping Charlie and there is nothing much that contains/controls it.  I also looked at his Apple Trees (Haralred) and a row of Nanking Cherries that he is growing for the birds.  The Cherries are sparse but I saw a few apples starting to form even though Haralred is self sterile and needs a pollinator.  As far as I know there are no Flowering Crapapples or Apple Trees in the immediate area for cross pollination.

Happy first day of summer!

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22 comments:

  1. Oh you have pretty flowers sixty flowers or buds WOW that is a lot..Hugs B

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  2. Beautiful flowers. Glad you enjoyed supper together for Father's Day.

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  3. I do so love your Lady Slippers!

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  4. They are so pretty! Pink instead of yellow, but just as beautiful. A different kind, I guess. You have some in your header, I noticed. :-)

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  5. Wow, that's quite a little patch of Lady's Slippers you got going! Very pretty:)
    On the cherry note, this is the first year in years that we have had enough cherries, the birds have left, for us to pick. I'd given up on that tree long ago.

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  6. Wow, what a crop of Ladies Slippers. I did not know that about the foliage. What a nice Father's Day you had. I weeded early before the heat and then stayed in as it was hot here. I wish I had you for a neighbor (when I move up North) as you are a walking encyclopedia when it comes to plants! Your neighbor is very lucky to have you nearby.

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  7. But I love the picture of all of them. They are such lovely flowers!!! Glad you fenced them off to protect them.

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  8. That a lot of flowers - lovely!

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  9. Beautiful, Connie! I also like your header! YAY FOR SUMMER!

    Linda
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  10. Amazing...I never knew the showy lady's slipper would grow into such a large group. Very "showy" indeed. Thanks for the photo of our state flower, which I never see in the wild any more.

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  11. That is an amazing growth of Lady Slippers. It must be just the perfect spot for them to grow right there.

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  12. I'm disappointed that nothing eats my nanking cherries. I always get a kick out of your 27 C eh! You must have a lot of Canadian followers.

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  13. What an amazing patch of lady Slippes! It must be an ideal spot for them to grow like that.

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  14. The Lady Slippers are definitely happy in that spot!

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  15. I'm generally not a pink girl, but love those ladyslippers in pink! :)

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  16. Gosh! I would be excited to see one Lady Slipper! They are simply beautiful!

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  17. Now that you mention it, that foliage does look hairy! Amazing how clearly the photograph shows it!

    Lovely pictures of those flowers. Bet you're so glad summer is finally here...despite those skeeters!

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  18. How wonderful to have such a patch of lovely Lady Slippers!

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Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your comments! If you have a question I will try to answer it here. Connie