2012 Project 365 – Week Twenty-Seven

This week was all about the flowers & the moon. We were going to take a trip to a Kentucky state park for a few days, but decided it was just too darn hot. We had a staycation instead and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. And now we’re looking forward to daytime temps of less than 100 degrees. Please? Thank you.
Saturday, June 30th
Our miniature rose is just lovely – I’ve so enjoyed seeing it bloom.

We have some ginormous tomatoes! I hope they actually ripen on the vine.

This robin was giving the starling what for. Makes me laugh.

Sunday, July 1st
Lilies (Dr. M took a picture of the lilies each day – I’m just including a few of them).

The daisies are still out of control.

We actually used our fire pit this evening (I know – this is unimaginable right now). We even roasted marshmallows!

The moon!

Monday, July 2nd     

My green toes. You can read about them here.

The moon!

Tuesday, July 3rd
Dr. M took a gazillion pictures of flowers today – I’m not even including them all.


The moon!

Wednesday, July 4th   

We decided to celebrate the 4th in the cool of our own home while watching an old favorite. Sit down John!

Thursday, July 5th       

The State of the Bug – prepared for battle! Read about our adventures in Pompeii at the Cincinnati Museum Center here.

Before we left the museum we saw this banner. I was a little sad that we’d missed the event – but not really. The Bug isn’t really all that into actual bugs.

On our way home we stopped in Ripley, Ohio & ate dinner. My salad was fabulous – grilled chicken with peaches, strawberries, blueberries, feta cheese & walnuts. Yum!

Friday, July 6th        
Sadly, I have determined that our volunteer “corn” is actually sorghum. I guess I’ll have to figure out how to use it to sweeten my tea!



Go to Sara’s blog here to see the blogs of all the other Project 365 participants. Have a great week!

Most of our photos are taken with a 12 megapixel Nikon D5000 DSLR, using a 55-200mm zoom lens. This is the camera that Dr. M takes with him most days. He also takes pictures with our old reliable 7 megapixel Canon Powershot A710.  The Bug uses our new Nikon Coolpix S6200 most of the time. If you’re interested in which camera was used for a particular shot, just ask! 


  1. I always love your pictures, and I wonder how much time and effort it takes to grow such lovely flowers, unless you"re shooting over the fence.

  2. Everytime you post pictures of your surroundings, I'm reminded of how much we miss "the green" while living in a desert terrain.

  3. Stephen, the miniature rose, the daisies, the day lilies, and the geranium are ours and very low maintenance. Same with the yarrow, though we had to wait several years for it to thrive. Some of the other flowers are on campus where I teach: cone flowers, black-eyed susans, etc., and take very little maintenance, as well. Believe me, we don't work hard at it, not at all. These are plants that thrive where we live, so not much effort. We have been watering everyday because of the drought, but other than that, a little plant food now and then. So glad to share with y'all!

  4. Being from the south, I've no doubt you'll come up with some way to process the sorghum! My southern grannie used it all of the time, though I'm pretty sure she poured hers from a bottle she got from the grocer.

    As usual, I love the photos and your pretty garden.

    FYI, I had to wear a little jacket to walk Leo tonight. A cool wind finally blew into town and I'm ever so relieved! Leo is, too. It means he got a two mile walk instead of a two block, hurry up and do your business walk.

  5. Those flower pics are gorgeous. Of course, my favorite is you prepared to do battle.

  6. Oh, it makes sense you'd have sorghum -- probably from birdseed, right? I used to see it growing "wild" in New York City, from people scattering birdseed for pigeons!

    It's been more than 35 years since I last saw 1776. I remember going to see it with a class in elementary school for the Bicentennial. I suppose I should rent it again!

  7. Love that strawberry chicken salad. It looks divine. The birds, flowers, moon all look wonderful too. The heat has pretty much killed anything living in my yard. sigh! Have a great week.

  8. What a nice "update" of the state of the Bug! Love the toes and salad and of course the gorgeous flower photos.

    I had to laugh at the Robin. We get little mockingbirds chasing crows off around here all the time. They're only about 1/6 the size of the big boys but they don't quit until those guys move on!

  9. Your flower pictures were awesome this week!

    sorghum...who knew. I would have sworn that it was corn!

    That salad looked too good!

    You had a great week!

    My tomatoes are coming in pretty good too!


  10. that is one tender week!! lovely!

  11. Your tomato picture makes my hungry!

    Love your flower pics, and the salad looks great. But why do people insist on putting fruit into the same salad with meat and greens? It's just so wrong...fruit belongs in a separate dish!

    (People tell me I have too many rules about my food...)

  12. those tomatoes are certainly impressive

  13. Your salad looks sooooo good! All that wonderful fresh fruit. Mmmmmmm.

    Are you like me? I like reading about bugs, looking at photos of bugs, and seeing specimens of bugs (preferably dead) but I'm not big on interacting with live bugs. Africa cured me of that! hahaha I figure I got a life-time of buggy goodness while there.

    Toasted marshmallows sound really good too. Between a couple graham crackers and nestled in with some chocolate :)


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