JULY 2018 – THE CHANGING SEASONS – Marilyn Armstrong

The Changing Seasons July 2018 

This hasn’t been one of my best photographic months. It was raining, or extremely hot, or extremely humid — and hot.  I am having a lot of trouble using the gallery function right now and I’ve been too busy to get in touch with WordPress. So I shall do the best I can.

My orchid continued to bloom up to four blooms — and it is still blooming!

Of course, the garden got really serious about blooming. The daylilies and the roses starred in the show.

Daylilies on the walk

Nearly perfect daylily

Also red roses

Photo: Garry Armstrong

And Garry went to Douglas and we both went to River Bend.

Photo: Garry Armstrong – Downtown in Douglas

Photo: Garry Armstrong

Photo: Garry Armstrong

Crazy Duke got groomed

Up the driveway

And then, Garry went in for his cochlear implant. He made it! Better every day.

And we got a new mattress and life has marched on. I haven’t done a lot of photography, but it has been an exceptionally busy and complicated month!

The Changing Seasons

The Changing Seasons is a monthly challenge where bloggers around the world share what’s been happening in their month.

If you would like to join in, here are the guidelines:

The Changing Seasons Version One (photographic):

  • Each month, post 5-20 photos in a gallery that you feel represent your month
  • Don’t use photos from your archive. Only new shots.
  • Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons so that others can find them

The Changing Seasons Version Two (you choose the format):

  • Each month, post a photo, recipe, painting, drawing, video, whatever that you feel says something about your month
  • Don’t use archive stuff. Only new material!
  • Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons so others can find them.

If you do a ping-back to Su Leslie’s post, she can update it with links to all of the others.

Categories: Blackstone Valley, Changing Seasons, Flowers, Gallery, Gardens, Garry Armstrong, orchids, Photography

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16 replies

  1. Delightful photos and delightful news – a busy month indeed. Glad to hear that Garry is on his way up….
    Latex matresses are the best – we turn ours over, head to toe turnover too, any way and they DO cost the earth in Switzerland but are worth their price because they are truly what our tired bodies need. We will need new ones soon and I dread the cost of them. Will probably buy them once we’ve sold our house and returned to our home country. But all this is still music of the future….


    • I couldn’t go that high. I just couldn’t. The new one is comfortable, but it won’t last like a real latex mattress. The one before this WAS latex and it lasted nearly 18 years and only that final six months was it finally no longer comfortable. The new one, we’ll be lucky if it makes it to 7 years. But then again, will WE make it to 7 years?

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  2. Your garden is doing wonderfully well, and glad to see Garry is doing well too.


  3. Ah !! such wonderful shots Marilyn.
    Is that a grey heron?

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    • I think around here they are called “blue” and out your way, they are “gray.” Basically, they are the same but for a slight color difference. All the herons look very much alike on every continent, though there’s a really interesting one in Africa that has big plumes on his head.


  4. glad gary is recovering well and your pics are wonderful

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  5. Crazy Duke’s photo reminds me of a few faces I’ve gotten from the cats. Are you sure he hasn’t had any catnip?

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  6. I could look at your orchid photos all day; beautiful flowers and really lovely images of them. Does sound like a busy month for you! I’m so glad Garry’s doing well. Your mattress post got me wondering about our bed. The mattress is latex and it’s probably getting past it’s best. But it still feels really good and I don’t even want to think about the cost of a new one.

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    • If it is real latex, try rotating it and you may be surprised at how much better it feels. Real latex is a hugely better bed than any of the synthetics so stay with it until it’s obviously dented. On the other hand, if it is synthetic, see if there are any holes in it that won’t spring back up. That’s when you need a new one. Maybe they are cheaper down your way?

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