Tuesday, August 12, 2014

T Tuesday-Garden Colors

Hi Everyone! Today is overcast and threatening rain here in upstate New York.  Nothing really interesting has been happening this past week, so I thought I would share some of the last flowers in my garden.  Sharing on T Stands For Tuesday with Elizabeth and the gang!
Marigolds are one of my favorites! I collect the seeds every year to plant next year's crop.
This yellow daisy was a little shy!
Really not sure what these are, but they are the most delicate shade of blue.
Of course, there would have to be something purple (my favorite color for anyone who doesn't know) in my garden!
I was disappointed that I did not catch the iridescent bodies of these two beetles--but cute nonetheless!
Lastly, a look at my little cacti that I grew from seeds.  They do take some care and patience to grow from seeds.

And here is what I was drinking yesterday:
Caramel vanilla black tea with a splash of vanilla soy milk on ice since yesterday was a hot and humid day.  Thanks for stopping by today!


~*~Patty S said...

Pretty flowers you are sharing and the blue ones are a favorite of mine: Forget-me-nots ♥
We are finally getting some much needed rain here in Northern Virginia...
Wishing you a Happy T Day

Divers and Sundry said...

You grew cacti from seed?! I'm impressed. I've never tried that.

I love your flowers, especially the yellow one. It reminds me of a wild sunflower we have on our patio :)

see you there! said...

Growing cactus from seed sounds like a pretty daunting gardening trick to me. I don't know that I've ever seen a cactus seed. Like the sound of what your are drinking this morning.


Linda K said...

such pretty flowers! I tried growing plants from seeds but have given up. I keep thinking though about buying a few succulents and grouping them together somewhere since I hear they're easy maintenance:) I'd love to be drinking what you have right now-yum. Happy T day!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I can't believe I went outside and mowed my front yard, only to return and see your lovely garden. In the blink of an eye, you have shown us beautiful garden colors, lovely cacti, and your choice of tea for T this week.

You have a super green thumb. I can't even keep a full grown purchased cactus alive! Good for you.

Halle said...

Wow cactus from seed...impressive. Very pretty flowers too!
Happy Tuesday!

Krisha said...

Your drink looks so yummy and I bet it tastes that way too. I would drink this kind of iced tea, even with the milk.

Gorgeous flowers.

Thanks for the earlier visit.

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely photos, great to see your flowers and the pretty beetles. Your drink looks great! My fave drink just now is buttermilk mixed with blackcurrant syrup and crushed ice, yummy! Hugs, Valerie

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Ohhh I love your flowers and garden. The tea sounds yummy but I really like the piece you made in the background.
Have a great week

dawn said...

Hello and Happy T Day! What beautiful and different kinds of flowers you have. My poor yard doesn't have many. You should make a mandala one day, all these colors would be perfect.
It's cool here and the rain has just started.
Have a wonderful day!

Ariel said...

Your flowers and cacti are so pretty. That is one of the things that I miss as we are living in an apartment.
Have a wonderful week

Rita said...

Wow! I am impressed with your flowers and that you grow from seed! (I'll pass on the bugs--LOL!)
Happy T-Day! :)

Dianne said...

gorgeous photos...you might want to get rid of those beetles though. I think they are Japanese beetles, and can really decimate the foliage of your flowers. Your flowers are looking lovely!

fairy thoughts said...

Thanks for sharing some lovely colourful photos .... Marigolds are one of my favourites too but hate the smell lucky I can't smell them here hehe

Magic Love Crow said...

Hey CraftyMoose ;o) Very pretty flowers ;o) Our daises, rose of sharon and russian sage are still blooming ;o) Other wise Autumn is in the air ;o) Bring on September ;o) LOL! Those beetles are cute ;o) Great job growing the cacti from seed! That caramel vanilla black tea looks so good! And I love that bird house, with your beaded flower ;o) Big Hugs and thanks for being you! I hope my e-mail didn't upset you!! xoxox

Nancy said...

Love all your photos, but that tea sounds heavenly :)
Happy Tuesday!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

such pretty flowers!

Hettie said...

Pretty flowers you are sharing with us. The blue ones are Forget me Nots, one of my favourites.
Interesting sounding tea.

Janice Kay Schaub said...

The blue flowers look like forgetmenots, but when did you take the picture. They are done here for quite some time now. So it was nice to see some blooming