Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Wheelie Wednesday - Before the Rain

Hi everybody! It's me, Autumn!
Luckily mom and I were out in the garden snapping pictures before we had a whole week of rain!

This is Connecticut's state flower - the Mountain Laurel! Isn't it just beautiful! That's the stone foundation of our house in the background!
Sleeping Giant, where Maggie and Mitch hike is loaded with them! Maggie and Mitch are dying to go for a hike!
I just love the color of this iris! It's so cheerful and pretty!
The purple iris seemed to last quite awhile this year until all of the rain made mush out of the blossoms!This is the gas plant! They say that a flammable oil exudes from the leaves and the seedpods and if you light a match near the plant, it will ignite and the plant will not be damaged!
Mom and I have never tried this before. We do know that the plant has a lemony fragrance!
This plant is called Baptisia Australis. It's actually more blue than it looks in this photo!
We have had such lousy weather lately! Too much rain and not nearly enough sun! And it's been very cool! Our temperatures were 44 degrees this morning! Mom put the heat on! It's mid-June!

See you all next Wednesday!

Love, Autumn

39 comments:

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Sorry for the total absence of commenting at the blog! So much that I have missed!

We are the total opposite over in Malaysia, too hot and no rain! >.<" I think we need to exchange weathers...hehe!

Those are pretty flowers indeed..thanks for sharing them with us! Hope Maggie and Mitch managed to go on the hike! *grins*

Scottie

Mango said...

Better keep Scruffy and his blow torch away from the gas plant. It looks like your garden is planned to have some color all the time. Very clever.

Hugs,
Hector

Lucia said...

Ciao bella Autumn!

Bellissima fiori, la mia amica, and that yellow iris is particularly splendid -- all sunny and bright!

Booooo on the chilly, damp days! It has been a cool and rainy this week in mia citta, too. Muddy paw weather!!!

Tanti baci!
Lucia

PeeEss: Smoochies to M+M!

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Hi Autumn! We would do just about anything for 44 degree weather! It has been over 90, here, for about 2 weeks and it's only the middle of June! We are NOT looking forward to July and August!

Your gas plant sounds kind of scary!

Aire-hugs,
Poppy, Penny & Patches

Bree and Reilly said...

Beautiful as always. Mom says I should tell your mom about the Stevia Plant which you can now buy,(she say it in Walmart) it is the plant they make the Truvia Sugar from and you can actually use the leaves. It has many other health benefits too and would be a fine addition to a herb garden if you have one. Those Iris's were certainly beautiful

Rocky Creek Scottie Adventures said...

Such beautiful flowers. We are having so much rain and it is cool here this morning too.

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Joey said...

Hi Autumn! Thanks for showing us all the pretty flowers! How cool that you have the state flower! Our state flower is the orange blossom, but we'd have to have an orange tree to have one, and we don't. Sorry about all your rain and cold weather...brrr.

See ya!
Joey and Zeke

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Autumn, you're the most lovely flower in your beautiful garden.
44 degrees in your place? I'll send you my sunshine, k?

Brind'Amour said...

Wow Autumn, I almost didn't see you in that first picture!!! You're like a ninja!

Wiggles,
Brind'Amour

Gus said...

Hi Autumn. Muzzer says the flowers are lovely, and we would appreciate it if you would push some of the cooler air our way? It is gettin' a bit warm and muggy here. Your flowers are lovely, and we are such fans of Iris in any color.

gussie d

Martha Basset said...

We always enjoy your garden tour. We love both yellow and purple irises.
We have lots of rain today but our weather has been great for a couple of weeks now. The garden will enjoy the rain!!
love
Martha & Bailey xxx

Pearl said...

Hi miss Autumn! You look lovely in the garden!

It's supposed to be 100 degrees here today! I want some of your cool weather!

Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

what beautiful flowers

woodrow sweetie mj

GoldenSamantha said...

You have such a green thumbed mom you guys! Oh what a beautiful garden! I was born and raised in CT. and miss that gorgeous laurel - haven't seen it in years, but just love it! Hope the rain goes away - better yet, send it here!
Hugs xo
Sammie

Ruby and Penny said...

What pretty flowers Autumn. Hope your weather changes.
Love Ruby & Penny

Chow Chow said...

Very lovely flowers! You are so lucky to see such pretty blooms in your garden!

Ludo van Doggy said...

What beautiful flowers Autumn, I would have to try out that gas plant!
~lickies, Ludo

Fred said...

Good to know the state flower of Connect-eye-cut. I will quiz my CT cousin Scout about this to see if he knows, too.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Furry beaWOOtiful pikhs!

AND soooo furry Siberian weather!

Tank woo fur sharing!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Martine said...

lovely flowers!! You look cute in your hat again!!

xo sugar & martine

The Army of Four said...

I think I'd have to try out that gas plant thing. Ha roo roo roo!
Beautiful garden pix!
Play bows,
Zim

Girasol said...

You are keeping the garden looking very beautiful!!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi autumn!
oh what a beautiful garden you have!
we love your garden tour!

Hollie and Janie said...

It's been so rainy here, so it makes me so happy to your beautiful flowers!! I hope M and M get to go on a hike soon!
Love,
Janie

The OP Pack said...

You always have such beautiful flowers to share. But that gas plant is scary - hope no one lights a match near one.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Lacy said...

w00fs Autumn, lovely flowers...all its doing iz raining here..and bad storms...we still not got anything in the garden, heehee wont quit raining long enuff to..

b safe,
~rocky~

Teddy Bear said...

Beautiful flowers! You are so lucky that it's 44 degrees in CT. I wish it was that cold here. Today it is 87 in CA.

Love,
Teddy Bear

Fenway said...

Sorry I've been MIA for so long M & M!!

Ms. Alpha has me so busy with lessons and training lately and I haven't been such a great friend...no time to write! I take more classes than a college student!

When Ms. A. isn't training or playing with me, she's in the garden weeding and doing something called transplants. Sounds awful scary!!! So, she very much appreciated your photos and thinks your Laurel is beautiful. She also has baptisia and loves it.

Make sure you don't run through your people's flowers and break them!

Your pal,
Fenway

Fenway said...

Sorry I've been MIA for so long M & M!!

Ms. Alpha has me so busy with lessons and training lately and I haven't been such a great friend...no time to write! I take more classes than a college student!

When Ms. A. isn't training or playing with me, she's in the garden weeding and doing something called transplants. Sounds awful scary!!! So, she very much appreciated your photos and thinks your Laurel is beautiful. She also has baptisia and loves it.

Make sure you don't run through your people's flowers and break them!

Your pal,
Fenway

Eric said...

The garden looks lovely Autumn but I've just seen the post by the M's with pizza and Ice cream - sorry beats the garden every time!!

Wiry wags, Eric xxxx

Asta said...

Autumn
You always dazzle us wif youw gawden toows. I'm sowwy the wain has wuined so many of them fow you..I think tomowwow , you bettew sit by the fiwe wif a nice cup of hewbal tea..it's going to pouw again
smoochiekisses
ASTA

Clive said...

Fantastic flower photos! We always enjoy your Wednesdays. Miserable wet weather here today too - hard to believe its June!

hkairedalespack said...

Autumn, thank you for the garden tour and flower photos. Everything (and you also)looks so pretty.
Hugs, Miley

Persephone and Buster said...

pretty!!!love the purple iris autumn... rain rain ..is coming...ah well at least it's not 95 degrees out there.. we sort of like the rain. we just curl up.
theBUSTER, Ms.Persephone & Ms. Blue

Lorenza said...

Hi, Autumn!
More lovely flowers!
Do you want I send you some of your 110 degrees??
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

Hi Autumn!

I want to know how you stay in bloom all the time? hee hee. .The mountain laurel along the trail must be stunning. Hmmm I agree the gas plant's lemony smell.. I can sniff it from here.

Norwood

Sir Chance-Lot said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHH tOOOOO CUTE

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

Hi Autumn
Thank you for taking us on the wonderdful tour of your garden. What gorgeous flowers you have in every color of the rainbow
love
tweedles

Sue said...

What pretty flowers. I have a special place in my heart for Connecticut.