2013 Project 365 – Week Twenty-Eight

It was just a normal summer week in the Bug household – except for Wednesday which was extra fabulous!
Sunday, July 7th
The march of the daylilies continues…

I went to visit our neighbors – I wanted to take them the gift we brought back from our trip. While I was there I took a picture of their gorgeous hydrangea. I love this color!

Mr. Ken had a heart valve replacement (with a pig valve) a few weeks ago & his children thought this pig shaped bird house was pretty funny (so did I). Ha!

Monday, July 8th  
Flowers around the yard.

Tuesday, July 9th           
Dr. M took some lovely flower pictures today.

I love the bee which is totally covered in pollen…

Wednesday, July 10th   
Mr. Ken’s rose has decided to send an emissary to our side of the fence – ha!

When I got home from work Dr. M had assembled my new bicycle!!

The State of the Bug – thrilled!

Thursday, July 11th    
The sunflower field near us is early this year – lovely!

The moon!

Friday, July 12th   
More daylily sunshine.

I got some surprise Feryl Designs earrings in the mail yesterday so of course I had to wear them today. Sweet! If you need any interesting jewelry made by someone I actually know, check out her shop!

Saturday, July 13th     
Lots of pictures today. I went to church in the morning to set up the altar, & then did a little weeding & trimming. I brought home some lavender.

Dr. M came in & said, “You have GOT to see this!” I went out to the garden & looked at our volunteer tomato plant. We had assumed that it was an heirloom like the one we had last year. Nope – grape tomatoes! Aren’t they cute?

D. M & I deadheaded Daisy Nation. Thank goodness he helped – I might STILL be out there. Strangely, even though we had a basket full of spent blooms, Daisy Nation seemed undiminished. Ha!

We had a few accidental beheadings. Aren’t they lovely?

A picture of the progress of the cypress vine. This is from June 1st.

And this is from July 13th. The hummingbirds love this stuff – so what if we might have trouble getting in the garage door?

The moon!

Go to Mamma Fran’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. Love all the flower pictures! The picture of the rose should be called "Running away from home." Heh.

    My mother-in-law had her heart valve replaced with a pig valve about nine years ago. She's doing great. Funny idea, the bird house.

    And great-looking bike!

    1. Yes - the rose makes me smile. We sent a picture to Ken so he could get a good laugh.

  2. That cypress vine creeps me out, no pun intended. It looks a little other-worldly. And insect-y. Are you sure those aren't Roma tomatoes? Either way, how wonderful that you are getting tomatoes from your volunteer. I just hope we get better tomatoes this year than last, which was a bust. Have fun on your new bike!

    1. We'll know in a few days, Nance, but I believe they seeded from some organic grape tomatoes. I can't remember the last time we bought Romas, though they are so very good.

  3. Hydrangeas are some of my favorites! That's a lovely color.
    Fun bike!
    Cute earrings.
    Beautiful flowers blooming all over :)

  4. Nice bike! Shame the whole world can't be downhill, huh? ;)


  5. I love all your flowers. You have such a green thumb. And that is the most cheerful bicycle ever!

    1. Thanks! It sure makes me smile when I ride it :)

  6. Your flower shots are as great as ever, but i'm in love with your bike. The little pig made me realise it's been a while since i saw tax time pig...

    1. Well that's freaky - I just took a picture of the tax time pig today!

    2. All of us are in love with her bike! It pretty much is the cutest, most appropriate bike ever. It is the same color as the Mazda 323 she had when we started dating...the one we took on our honeymoon. The flower accents just make it more special. Now if only I can sneak a sheep into the basket, it would be perfect...

  7. Your beautiful pictures of flowers was a close to "outside" as a got today. Thanks.

    1. For me too this week Stephen - it's so hot here now!

  8. The runaway rose is beautiful!
    Hope you are enjoying regular evening bike rides (too hot in daytime!)on your cute bike!

    1. Thanks! I haven't ridden the last couple of days because of the heat, but I think I'm going to do it tonight no matter what!

  9. Holy Toledie you had 19 comments! And yet, somehow I missed this post. Beautiful pictures as usual. And I love your new bike!

  10. sorry i'm just now getting over here. its been a week.
    GASP!! your bike!!!! i LOVE!
    mine has been sitting in the garage too long. i need to put it to use. :-/
    the flowers are beautiful, and the pig is super cute!!


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