let’s go swimming, let’s go swimming

That’s what these two eensy-beensy bugs were doing this afternoon in one of the Ivory Peach Bellflower blooms in the front garden:

Ivory Peach Bellflower

They looked like miniature ladybugs – maybe just a very tiny species? We have had several thunderstorms today, and this was between the first and second. These Bellflower plants are really looking great! I had no idea they’d turn out to be quite so tall, but I really dig the look:

Ivory Peach Bellflower

Ivory Peach Bellflower

I’ve also got yet another pair of plants that I know I planted, but can’t remember what they are:

Unidentified plant

And a close-up:

Unidentified plant

It looks vaguely herb-esque, but I’m not sure.

Back in the veg garden, the Golden Sweet Snow Peas are blossoming:

Golden Sweet Snow Peas

Golden Sweet Snow Peas

Golden Sweet Snow Peas

I know I’ve had the lilac/purple blossoms before, but I don’t remember them being such a bright pink. I guess I got a slightly different variety this time? Regardless, they’re stunning.

I’ve also got Calabrese Green Sprouting Broccoli:

Calabrese Green Sprouting Broccoli

And some Iceberg Lettuce:

Iceberg Lettuce

And Bloomsdale Long-standing Spinach:

Bloomsdale Long Standing Spinach

And here you can see Willow hanging out by the Rocky Top Lettuce Mix:

21/52: Willow in the veg garden

Rocky Top Lettuce Mix

Susan and her hub were visiting on their way out of MI last night so we made dinner (!). Mostly K grilled stuff but we also made a delicious salad from some of this lettuce, some fresh mozzarella from the Canton Farmers Market, and a delicious homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette S’s hub whipped up.

Rocky Top Lettuce Mix salad

Rocky Top Lettuce Mix salad

(These photos are obviously pre-dressing and accoutrements, but they’re pretty.)

More pics on Flickr.

Bonus points to those who recognize the song quoted in the title.


10 thoughts on “let’s go swimming, let’s go swimming

  1. Love the bugs swimming in the Campanula–mine haven’t opened yet but a popping buds! Maybe tomorrow. Excuse me if this is a part of popular culture I should know, but what is Willow? And WHY?!

    • Thanks, Monica! Willow is a Blythe doll – they were originally released in the 1970s and are now being made again due to collector demand. I make clothing for them (and sell on Etsy) and use them for practicing my photography skills. They’re a bit weird looking, but in a way that I find appealing!

  2. What a beautiful color of blossom on your peas!

  3. Those white-on-white flowers are gorgeous.

  4. Hi Anne,
    I came to find you to thank you for the nice comment. Since you came in anonymous, I could not send you an email. I did answer in the comment section.

    I love those white campanula! The white is so crisp and clean–a pure white. I don’t often see that.

    I see you are also from MI. I will have to keep checking to see how your garden is coming along.

    • Thanks for coming over, Zoey! I don’t know why my comment came through anonymous – weird. And thank you so much for the compliments! I found your blog awhile ago through Colleen VanderLinden (not sure which one of her blogs). I am so enamored of your gardens!

  5. lucy-landshare

    Hi there

    I LOVE your photographs. You have a real talent for bringing out the beauty of every plant and flower to capture.

    Hope its ok, but I’ve put one of your photographs from your Flickr site in a blog I’ve been writing on the Landshare website. The blog is all about companion planting and how certain flowers are good to have in the garden as they keep away various beasties and also attract bees. Could you have a look at where I’ve used it and let me know if you’re ok with it.

    At the moment I’ve credited you and given the name of the image in the text that you see when you click on the image and put a link to your photostream. If you do agree that I can use the image and you’d rather the link went somewhere else (like your own website) please just let me know and I can change it.

    Hope you like the blog http://www.landshare.net/users/lucy-landshare/blog/flower-power/

    Obviously, if you’d rather I didn’t use the image, i’ll take it down immediately

    All the best and thanks for some lovely pictures to brighten up all of days


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