Friday, August 19, 2011

Here it is Friday already!

All day I had trouble remembering which day of the week it was.  It just seems too soon to be Friday.  I was reminded when I ran into our local grocery store at noon today and was flummoxed as to why the parking lot was teeming with cars then it dawned on me it was Friday. 

 The locals know better than to try to get in the market on Friday, the day many vacationers drive up for the weekend and shop here in town.  That is not a complaint, we all appreciate that the vacationers keep our economy moving along in this small mountain community, we just plan around the crowded times at the store. 

It is a good thing I spent a day cleaning and organizing my studio.   I have been flooded with custom orders for signs since and having my space mostly organized is making it much easier to dig in and get to painting.  Here is one painting I finished today, it is one to put on my website but I painted it while the base coats on the custom signs are drying. 

I think I may need to sand some on the Beauty-Full line as it seems so stark, it will soften it.  I will wait first, sometimes I change my mind when I walk away for a day and then come back to it.

As promised I have my latest blooms for you.  Here is a fun new one. Cherry Brandy Rudbeckia, Such an unusual color. The little spider stands out on the dark color.

Mesa Gaillardia, the only all yellow one I know of.
Demitasse miniature rose.
Happy Chappy ground cover rose.  It really likes this spot I picked out for it, I was surprised since it is a rather rocky area.
I cannot remember the name of this Phlox, it is a newer variety that does not get as tall as most.  This one is purple, I have a pink one too. I love that it is just starting to bloom when many other plants are fading. 
This is a rose in my neighbors yard, this poor thing has been neglected for about 10 years. (the house has been rented out to folks who could could not care less about a yard or flowers) It does not receive any summer water, and with the house being remodeled now it has been trampled on by heavy booted men and yet it blooms its heart out.  I have got to get myself a cutting to start of this one. 
And last but not least my Tomato Soup Echinacea.  The red is even more outstanding than I had hoped. 
I hope you enjoyed my latest blooms.  The only thing left to bloom for the year is my Hardy Hibiscus, and that usually starts about the first of September.  I know summer is winding down when it starts to bloom.  Enjoy your evening and your weekend!

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  1. I agree, the week did seem to fly by. Your flower color is so bold and amazing. It nice you still have more color to come.

  2. Thanks for sharing all your flowers, such a beautiful variety.
    Re the sign, maybe paint a soft edged border around the gray with the beige paint used on background of top 2/3 of sign. But even if you don't make a change, it is very pretty. Viewing the sign from cc blog is why I switched over to your site.

  3. The sign is beautiful! I think I like the stark letters. Such a nice contrast between them and the flower. Either way, it is beautiful. Found you via My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia. Pop on over for a visit when you get a moment. Tootles, Kathryn

  4. Love that color "tomato soup", describes it very well.

  5. What a beautiful flower presentation. I enjoyed seeing all of them. I love having flowers as well, but the Texas heat has taken its toll on them this year.

  6. I have to admit that you're right: the echinacea is outstanding!


    A man who was out of his head
    Was claiming he always saw red.
    He saw it all day,
    At work and at play,
    And saw it at night while in bed.

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Teleférico rojo

  7. Great group of plants - I love all the new varieties of echinacea avail now...I continue to add to my small collection!

  8. They are just beautiful. The tomato Soup Echinacea wonderful.

  9. I love that Echinacea! I bought two new varieties at a flea market of all places... but this one tops them all! I'll have to keep my eye out for it. Thanks so much for linking this post to Share the Love Wednesday!

  10. I LOVE these photos. Your garden is looking quite remarkably gorgeous! So pretty!

    Thank you so much for linking up to my Summer Loving party.


  11. Popping over from Sarah's party - wow, I love the name and the look of the tomato soup coneflower! A pleasure to find your lovely blog :) XOL

  12. Beautiful blooms! And your sign is gorgeous! Lovely end of summer post!

  13. Oh such lovely flowers Pam. I'm so happy that you are sharing them. The colors are so vibrant I dont blame the spiders for making a visit..too pretty to pass up.

  14. Pamela, your blooms are gorgeous! It has been so hot here, the only things blooming are the morning glories and the flowers on my veggie plants. ;)

    Your sign is so pretty. I didn't find the black lettering to be stark at all. But a little distressing is always nice.

    Thanks for linking to the party. I'm glad to have you back.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  15. Your sign is just beautiful - as are your flowers! You must'ave been born with paint on that green thumb of yours. :)

    xoxo laurie

  16. Lovely blooms! Love the red echinacea-beautiful!

  17. such a pretty post! Any chance you's share seeds from your Brandy Rudbeckia & Tomato Soup Echinacea? would love to plant those here at Fishtail Cottage...So appreciate you sharing your garden today at Cottage Flora Thursday's!!! xoxo, tracie

  18. I'm reading this and thinking, it's not Friday, it's only Thursday and realized you posted last week. :-)
    Wow, the Tomato Soup echinacea is a real show stopper.

  19. Such beautiful fleurs! I've got to get me some of those Tomato Soup Echies!

  20. That last echinacea is a winner in my opinion... then again, your whole post is exceptional! Larry

  21. This is the first time I have seen 'Tomato Soup' Echinacea and Cherry Brandy Rudbeckia.

    I like them both--so unusual.

  22. I love Cherry Brandy and Tomato Soup. Sounds like I'm talking about food. LOL! I have not seen either of these. Did you order them or buy them in CA? Would love to find them for my garden next year. Found you through Fishtail Cottage. I am so glad I did. Your sign is darling! Yes, I think it would be cute to sand it just a bit. But then, I like rustic. My hibiscus just started blooming. Took some pics this morning, but have not shared them yet. I am now following you.

  23. I saw your sign at The Shabby Creek Cottage and stopped by to take a peek. Love the sign and your flowers are beautiful. The blogger follower doesn't seem to be working again.


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