Tuesday Tidbits #229 June is Here!

Hello Friends!

There hasn’t been any rain since we arrived here at the Lake House. It’s been almost two weeks. The sun has shined almost daily except for some hazy days due to the smoke from the Canadian fires. This gardener has been in full workhorse mode! Weeding, trimming bushes, planting, and watering is part of my everyday routine, and I love it! Even though ibuprofen has to be taken before bed.

What’s Growing and Blooming

Locally… the corn and soybean fields are planted. Hay is cut!

The peonies are blooming!
Our iris!
Blooming wild phlox or Dame’s Violet?
Garden chives!
Salvia trying to bloom!
Vinca Minor

Many of our perennials are struggling to make a comeback. There was much less snow than usual, and perennials need that blanket of snow when there are frigid temps. It’s insulation! Then on top of that, there were several late frosts. We don’t have any lupines blooming. However, I did see these blooming down by the lake.

The purple rhodies make lovely bouquets!

Bike Rides

We have been delighting in bike rides by the lake. It’s great exercise, and we enjoy doing this together.

My favorite tree on the lake!
Cutest shed ever!
Pretty landscaping!


This past weekend was the annual Triathlon. Watching the Edinboro Triathlon was fun and we cheered everyone on!


One of many!

Thank You!

That’s a wrap! It’s been a busy week, and that’s all I got for you but I am so glad we got to spend some time together.

As I always try to convey… we certainly appreciate all of you. Thank you for joining us for another Tuesday Tidbits.

We wish all of you a wonderful week ahead. Enjoy what this upcoming week brings to you. And whatever you have planned… make every day count and be thankful for your Blessings.

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47 thoughts on “Tuesday Tidbits #229 June is Here!

  1. Your flowers are beautiful, and I’ll visualize you out doing the same chores I’ll be doing today. I have ice packs on my back right now so I’m ready to go after breakfast. 🙂 Applause to all those talented athletes because I couldn’t have done that back in my prime. Enjoy your bike rides and your summer season at the lake because it certainly is a beautiful spot to spend time.

    1. Beautiful spot, indeed! I know you, and I can commiserate over our gardening body aches!
      Happy Tuesday… enjoy those gardens, my friend!

  2. All your hard work is paying off with all those beautiful blooms! Sounds like you’re having a fun summer so far, and you are enjoying life to the fullest!

  3. Nancy! What beautiful photos! I need to get outside to cheer on our salvia — the look like yours…struggling a bit. And the pic of the rhodies, stunning in a lovely vase? I need to do the same. They’re beautiful right now but won’t last long and appreciating them indoors is a great idea. I just forget that I CAN cut them. Thanks so much for sharing…and you’re right. That shed IS the cutest. xo! 🥰

    1. Victoria, how nice of you to stop by my new friend!
      Today the Salvia perked up! It looks great today.
      I say you cut the rhodies and bring them in. Flowers inside always make me smile!

  4. It makes me happy to read about how happy you are there. What a lovely area! Pennsylvania is a beautiful state. I admire triathletes but have no desire to try to be one. I can’t swim well enough for a start. 🙂 Anyway, happy June from toasty (but mostly under 100) Arizona.

    1. I heard the temps had been lower since we left. We brought the warmth with us.
      I, too, could do the swim part… but no desire to do the other parts of a triathlon.
      Thanks for enjoying today’s tidbits. Happy Tuesday, Janet!

  5. Spring feels a little different this year and judging by your pictures and gardens, it seems to be widespread. I had a quick walk around my flowerbeds this morning, dodging our much needed rain drops, and while some plants seem to be advanced, others are just beginning to green up. So strange.
    Regardless, your photos are lovely and that sunset was gorgeous!

    1. I am so glad all is going well for you up there. I heard there were fires near you. Glad you are home safe from your cruise.
      Happy Tuesday!

  6. Oh, Nancy thanks for sharing your northern spring with me as you know I have a fondness for peonies and irises!! Long gone here in Texas, I get to enjoy round two through this post!

    1. That was us yesterday. Today we have less haze. Crazy!
      Hope it rains for all of us soon.
      And thanks for the love!
      Happy Tuesday!

  7. Nancy, I love seeing you nourish the gardens started years ago by your mom. Every bloom is beautiful…peonies, iris, allium, chives, phlox…! I also love your lake life that is so much fun. The sunset is glorious! Happy Tuesday, my friend 💛

  8. So many gorgeous flowers–you’re gardening skills are on point, Nancy! Boy that lake looks sure looks like it could use some paddleboarders out there (me, LOL)! BTW I think your phlox is slender phlox (we have those here too). Your bike rides around the lake sound like fun, enjoy!

    1. Thank you for setting me straight about Phlox!! I have always been new to it being wild phlox when I was growing up.
      It’s beautiful no matter what it is called!

  9. A lovely post Nancy. Your weather sounds a lot like ours. We are still green here but if we don’t get some rain soon, I’m afraid lawns are going to start turning brown. We have cooled down from the summer-like temperatures we had the last two weeks and are now having highs in the 70’s. More spring like. We also have irises, salvia, and phlox blossoming, but the peonies are not yet open. Your lake looks very refreshing – a great place to be on those hot summer days. 🙂

  10. I always worry when it’s so hot and dry. I don’t “want” the rain, but we need it desperately. We’ve so far avoided the smoky fire skies. There was one about 25 miles from our cottage but we’re still home. Looks lovely there!

    1. Thank you!
      The farmers need rain. The corn and soybean fields need it. Perhaps the rain could help with these smokey skies.
      Thanks for the love Jeannie. I always enjoy it when you stop by.

  11. Nance, Your flowers are beautiful! I’m so jealous you can grow peonies and allium. I loved your arrangement of rhodies.
    You have been quite busy. I do hope you get some rain soon!

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