A July Morning in Redmond

Molly, our principal saxophonist, took such nice pictures of her Lupines in the back yard of her new house last week that I was inspired to wander around the yard with my camera. And Carole has been sharing her video log for a while now. But I am not as brave as her to have a running dialog as I scan the neighborhood. Besides, she has a way cool southern accent which reminds me of my relatives from Kansas. Hey, I can’t compete with that.

It’s been very warm (read hot) for a week now and the grass is starting to go dormant with that fresh hay smell and brown color. So finding flowers that were close to their prime was a challenge. It’s 9 AM and there is a light mist.

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The Hydrangeas are not as blue as they will be in a week, but they are happy with the new rain. Yes, I’m a flag guy. This Iris is so big it’s leaning away from the Lilacs.

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This plant is more flowers than bush. I would be remiss if I didn’t include Frodo under the Spruce tree that almost died. My granddaughter Amber likes this fellow. Oh, and yes, I did get my deck restained in time for the 4th of July, but it’s raining.

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It looks like we’ll have a bumper crop of apples from the trees. As I surveyed my work Shelby sez, “Hey, is it time to go in yet?”  :o)

About Gandalfe

Just an itinerant saxophonist trying to find life between the changes. I have retired from the Corps of Engineers and Microsoft. I am an admin on the Woodwind Forum, run the Seattle Solid GOLD Big Band (formerly the Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra) a GOLD sax quartet, and enjoy time with family and friends.
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7 Responses to A July Morning in Redmond

  1. Bertie says:

    Very nice.  See you in a few. Love you.  Mom

  2. Beth says:

    I loved the pictures.  You have some beautiful flowers.  Is this your mom commenting below who is 77 and married 55 years?  She sounds like a lovely person and I am off to visit her space.

  3. Rambling says:

    I remember picking apples at home in Virginia…

  4. Jade says:

    Very nice deck!!welcoming shot :)

  5. Susan says:

    Poor Shelby.  ;o)

  6. Bittersweet on-the-hill. says:

    Hello Gandalfe,
    Nice pictures of the house and deck.  I hope you managed to see some fireworks from the deck!  I’ve been watching the weather and temps out west and hope you are spared from the fires in California.  You are probably more likely to get the flooding versus the burning hills.  Either one can create havoc with life.  Enjoy your summer my friend.    Bittersweet

  7. kitten says:

    Adorable, so is your mom. Hugs Catherine

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