Editing, editing, editing. The work is intense, but somehow I find it satisfying to tighten my writing.
The gardens are flourishing. The weather has been a nearly perfect combination of rain and sun. How often does that happen?
The other morning, I went out with my camera to record some of the beauty of early June.
My favorite iris.
Rain drops on hostas.
Minerva, guardian of the front yard.
Elegant Solomon’s Seal.
Finally, a whirring visitor to the feeder. A little blurry, but I know that many readers love seeing pictures of hummingbirds.
Because I’m still in the weeds of gardening and editing—couldn’t resist that description—I don’t have time for my usual slate of recommendations. And I probably won’t until late June, when (I hope) the bulk of the work is finished. However, I do have time to include a link to Alisa Amador’s Tiny Desk Concert. What a musician! Easy to understand why she won the 2022 Tiny Desk Contest.
66 thoughts on “The Beauty of Early June”
Your garden looks so pretty and thank you for including the hummingbird.
Laurie, I agree: there’s something satisfying about tightening/cleaning up our writing. I know you’re eager to get past all that though, so you can present your “baby” to the world! Your garden is lovely and yes, I do enjoy seeing hummingbirds — they almost look too fragile to fly!
Very satisfying to trim, trim, trim. Those hummingbirds are tougher than they look.
Good luck on the rest of the editing. Thanks for the update, shots of the lush garden, and the fun music.
Hi. Your garden is looking good. By the way, can you believe that the year is almost half over? Zoom!!
Many thanks! Time certainly does fly.
Beautiful plants. You have the most beautiful iris plants I have ever seen. Nice you had a hummingbird come for a visit.
Thanks, Mags. A lovely time of year in Maine.
Beautiful pics, Laurie, including the hummingbird. Gosh, they are hard to capture in a photo when on the wing. Good luck with your editing.
Thanks, Jane! I have a point and shoot camera, and getting a good picture of those little zoomers isn’t easy.
Is that Sweet Woodruff beneath the Solomon’s Seal? I have that and love it so much. It doesn’t like the sun and heat, so I guess yours is happier than mine.
Loved the link – Yay Alisa Amador . Her music made me happy and her words made me cry.
Glad you liked Alisa Amador. Her last song, in particular, is a gem.
Something went weird with the comment about sweet woodruff. Anyway, yes, that is sweet woodruff, and it loves the shade.
Yes! I have some in the shade and some in the sun and it is clear who is happier.
It’s lovely to find something new blooming in the garden nearly every day!
It surely is!
Lovely garden blooms, Laurie. Your favorite iris looks like raspberry ice cream with a dollop of whipped cream on top! 🙂
Thanks for sharing the TDC with us, she’s great.
Nice description! I’ve always thought of that iris as mouth watering.
A good tiny concert clip. That hosta looks very healthy.
Thanks, Tootlepedal! The slugs and snails have not yet begun their summer munch.
They do like a hosta.
Wow that Iris is a knockout! Your garden is looking good, and gardening must be a pleasant switch when you have been writing all day ….but I know what you mean, writing and editing are very satisfying in their own right.
Thanks, Gerry! As satisfying as editing is, it’s great to be outside.
Your garden looks great. If I had to pick a month, it would be June…so full of promise. Sending good vibes for your editing.
Same! Along with loving the flowers, I also love the fresh and promising green. Thanks for the good vibes.
Good to see your thriving plants and listen to Alisa’s enchanting voice. We, too, are experiencing that perfect combination of sun and rain.
Wonderful for both plants and humans.
What a lovely garden you have created.
That is one gorgeous Iris! I can’t seem to attract a hummingbird no matter what I do or where I put that feeder. I keep trying though. Good luck editing this week. 🙂
Well, darn! Hope some hummingbirds come your way.
Garden looks lovely. I am back at home now 😁. Lot of cleaning is needed but first take pictures of Dandelions and other weeds 😀
Thanks, Rupali. Yes, picture before cleaning. That’s my philosophy, too.
I always like your Tiny Desk recommendations.
Such an astonishing variety of music on Tiny Desk. Something for nearly every taste.
A humming bird visited my window feeder just as I saw the picture you shared – serendipity! 🙂
Love these photos of your garden. And glad to hear that you’re enjoying editing right now!
Serendipity is always such a delight.
No sign of snail damage on your hosta – wish I could say the same! Never heard of Alisa before, but she sounds good.
The snail (and slug) damage will come later this summer. They chew the leaves into a green lace, but the plants survive. Glad you liked Alisa.
Solomon’s seal grows wild in my garden and I love it!
I love it, too. Such and elegant plant.
Your beautiful garden will be restful after all the editing 🙂
Your garden is so lush and inviting. Raindrops on Hosta and Solomon’s Seal (two of my favorites) and those beautiful ferns! Good luck with your editing. It is indeed a satisfying process, akin to gardening!
A lovely peek at your garden, Laurie. My Soloman’s Seal is blooming now, but that’s about it so far. You’re “in the weeds” of editing. Lol. I hope the next couple of weeks brings great strides and lots of sun.
Making progress, but still in the weeds. 😉
Love the flying bird. It is the real life *lol*
I’ve yet to see a hummingbird this year, so it was especially pleasing to see yours. The garden looks wonderful; I’m beginning to appreciate the hostas, which aren’t common around here. The texture of the leaves is wonderful!
Thank goodness hostas do well in Maine. My garden, with all its dry shade, would look very bare without them.
Your gardens look wonderful and I always love seeing hummingbirds!🙂 Haven’t been able to capture a photo of them yet, they always visit when I don’t have my camera. Good luck with your editing!🙂
Thank you, thank you! A glorious time in Maine.
Summer is unfolding beautifully in your area, Laurie!
I am listening to the music now and enjoying it. 🙂
I had a feeling you would like the music.
A beautiful lush garden Laurie, lovely to see it so nourished by the rain! Thank you for sharing Alisa’s wonderful concert and wishing you happy editing ✍🍀
Thanks so much!
So sweet to see the blurry of colour by the feeder. Your comparison of editing with weeding made me smile.
Glad to make you smile!
Hello again ! Congratulations on finnishing your book ! And wow to your garden !! You have been busy !
Thanks so much! Yes, busy, busy.
The whirring hummingbird well captured! We don’t have these lovelies in Singapore, only their cousins, Sunbirds. A family of them have moved into our condo gardens … it is a lovely sighting when we are fortunate.
On on! cheering you!
I had never heard of sunbirds and had to look them up. What beauties! And how delightful they are in your condo gardens.
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