Thursday, August 12, 2010

Fertilizer Friday - Road Trip Edition

I'm on the road today, taking a quick little vacation with my kids and some friends.  Before I head off, though, I thought I'd share some pictures of things that caught my eye this week.

Look at these sunflowers!  Aren't they gorgeous?  They were on sale at my local Albertson's for the low, low price of $5.99.  I bought some for myself, bought some for my neighbor, and even bought a bouquet for my aunt.  They're just amazingly vibrant and are such a wonderful way to help me get in the mood for summer to wind down.

My aunt has a summer cabin on Priest Lake in Idaho.  Every year she invites us up to visit her while she's got her cabin open (she lives in Minnesota).  Wednesday was a beautiful day.  Fluffy clouds and blue skies...looks like a postcard, but we were sitting right there.

The kids love to swim in the lake.

Buttercup spent her entire time in the water. (Do you see how clear the water is?  It was like looking through glass.) 

Valiant even tied a bag around his cast and got into the water.

I snapped these gorgeous little wildflowers on the way up the hill as we headed back to our car.  Aren't they pretty?

Oh, and all my "clearance" plants have been planted and are enjoying life at the Nagle homestead. 

Head over to Tootsie's to see what everyone else is sharing for Fertilizer Friday this week...some gardens are winding down and some are just hitting their stride. 


Dragonfly Treasure said...

Amazing area to play in! Lucky you! The water looks so inviting!!

Crafty Gardener said...

Looks like a lovely visit to the lake. Don't you just love bargain flowers? Where I am this is the perfect time to find new additions for the garden at greatly reduced prices.

Susan said...

Oh, what a beautiful lake. It looks so good right now. It's super hot and humid here again, today. And some rain is just now blowing in. The blue skies and clear water sure do look wonderful.

I liked your sunflowers. I'm a huge sunflower fan. And your daisies are very pretty too. I only grew one small patch of daisies this year, and something ate most of them. I never caught what it was, either. I looked everywhere for the culprit, but he got away leaving only the evidence. Oh well.

I hope you have a very lovely weekend,

Anonymous said...

So jealous! We're heading to the cabin tomorrow. I can't wait to get some lake time in!

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

What lovely photos. I especially loved the sunflowers since one of the fun activities for grandparents and their grandchildren that my grandkids and I have enjoyed, along with my senior mom, is planting the Sunflower House and having fun with it along with other gardening projects. They are so beautiful, aren't they! :)

Suzy said...

That water is amazing. I'd love the spend the day in there as well!