Monday 28 June 2021

Homemaking Mondays: Touches of Colour to Make You Smile


I hope you are enjoying your summer! 
Summer has come on full in the Yukon now.
The heat is soaring and the sun is shining so brightly.
The sun never really goes down here...just dips down just 
below the mountains and comes back up.
So...going to sleep while it's still bright is just the norm for  now.
With all the intense bright light the garden is growing fast.
The long cold cloudy spring had things growing slowly but now
they are growing exponentially. 

I love the touches of colour that are all around us.
In the yard and in the forest. 
We went from carpets of crocus, to carpets of lupin.
Now as the lupin is fading, the wild roses are coming to bloom.
There are also so many smaller flowers hidden in amongst the forest bushes.

I was out working in the yard and then stopped for a cup of tea.
Yes, it was hot but it was still so nice! 
I have put trays of ice cubes in the freezer for the first time this year.
Now I need to make room for making popsicles. 
We often just mix a container of frozen orange juice with yogurt and freeze 
that into the molds.  Nice and refreshing.

In the greenhouse there are lots of plants...
some I planted and some that grew all of their own accord.
Below is some lovely yarrow.  
I'll be saving some of the flowers for tea and salve.

Then there is my lovely chamomile that has just started
to flower!!!  The ones in the greenhouse.
My jar of dried chamomile is getting low.

Then there are the Labrador Tea flowers.
They have a lovely light scent and last quite awhile in a vase once cut. 

This year my daughter chose some lovely columbine flowers to add
to the perennial section of the garden.
First blooms came out this week.

I have a section of the flower buckets that have a lovely 
pastel feel to them.  They are starting to really grow in this heat.
In the back bucket there are poppies that are getting close to blooming.

One of my favourite containers is the one
steel kettle.  The petunias and lobelia look 
perfect together. 

I find this season of flowers and warmth so 
inviting and peaceful.
In it I see the amazing creativity the Lord has displayed.
His attention to detail and variety.
It is that way in our lives to. 
He is creating many small details 
and sometimes we just need to pause to take note of them. 

Thank you for dropping by! 
Praying you have a beautiful day!

Love and Prayers,


Sunshine Country said...

I enjoyed seeing your flowers! My mom and I started a lot of flowers this year, and we've enjoyed seeing them bloom. Freezing the orange juice in ice cube trays sounds like a good idea that would be nice in the summer. I remember we often would make our own popsicles from fruit juice when I was younger. Would be nice to try again! Thank you for sharing this post!

mamasmercantile said...

I enjoyed your little tour of your pots, the kettle really does look beautiful. You are so right we should take the time to sit back and enjoy the beauty that The Lord has given us. Love the idea of the orange juice and yoghurt.

Margie said...

Love the yellow and purple flowers!

I also still drink hot tea during the summer tea. Have you ever tried make tea popsicles?

JES said...

Beautiful flowers 💐

Sister in the Mid-west said...

Having the sun never go down would be such a strange experience! I guess you all are pretty used to it, though. :)
You have very pretty flowers. Thank you for sharing some pictures of them with us all. :) We may have to try your popsicle recipe. It sounds good, and healthful.