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Photo Friday on Saturday


Dandelion in seed

Dandelion in seed

Out gallivanting and missed my deadline to post photos on Friday. Have fallen far behind on posting them on my photo site, but hope to catch up this coming week, when I’m done gallivanting. I love that word!

I had a unpacking some old boxes, installing cupboard, gardening, crafting and repairing frenzy Thursday night and Friday morn. Finally got in my truck to head to Leslee’s near Olympia for a visit. She is still pretty frail from her stomach surgery and broken shoulder. Leslee doesn’t let anything stop her for long.

We had a wonderful visit and I took her some irises, then planted them and a few other plants that needed my help. Two big tomato plants, a bleeding heart, a phlox, the irises, along with a few stray bulbs? maybe daffodils or tulips? She sent me home with all sorts of home and garden goodies.This is an iris that I finally got planted in the secret garden. They got tugged out of the earth in late fall and spent all winter and spring on the lawn in a black bag. The one in the photo has 3 blooms! The ones I planted in Greg’s yard and our shared front garden are purple and blooming away. Hopefully, Leslee’s fares as well.


I had to call her on my way there, because I kept stopping to take pictures.

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I hope you enjoy. I’m off to more gallivanting and visiting family and friends for the rest of the weekend.


Author: Patti Singleton

Pursuits of happiness include gardening, walking the desert, reading, writing, photography, traveling and genealogy.

28 thoughts on “Photo Friday on Saturday

  1. So beautiful…you captured them so vibrantly šŸ™‚

  2. I like gallivanting as much as I like “serendipity,” a new word I introduced to the grand-boys recently. Love your photos as always!

    • I learned all about serendipity in the Master Student class I took in college. I’ve loved the word ever since šŸ™‚ Thank you for stopping by and so happy you enjoy the photos. Hope you have a great weekend, Marian.

  3. Grandchild flower. I have trouble with schedules too.

  4. Great photos, Patti! Cow parsnips up to ten WHAT?

  5. Lovely photos! I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend.

  6. I’m glad you’re having a good time. Your photos are delightful šŸ™‚

    • Thank you, Marilyn. I need to pop over and see how your recovery is coming. I’m so grateful that Garry kept us so well informed while you were in hospital.
      Take care,

  7. Sorry to hear Leslee is ailing. You guys got the gardening thing going on! Can’t believe that iris bloomed all ready. And the way you know the names of everything is amazing! Plus you capture them beautifully.

    • Leslee is a fighter, but has taken a couple of strong knock downs. That iris had its first bloom in the black bag! I planted the ones for Greg in the fall and they are much further along, I’m a plant research addict. I took Kevin to the little library in Packwood, where he got his library card renewed and I got 2 great books on NW plants and animals. Still using my phone for photos, but Mark told me how to transfer easier, and Sara helped me figure it out. Jon gave me a tutorial on my phone and put an awesome flashlight app on it.
      Glad you like the photos. xo

  8. Loved the photos, Patti. Cow parsnips has the elegant name Queen Anne’s Lace here and comes mid season, but for another six weeks or so. I’m not sure, but I may have licked my plant addiction. I bought plants, but the beds are too weedy for them. Maybe I’ll get to that job before the grasses are taller than the perennials. Gallivanting is a word my grandma used for a bad girl who didn’t stay home and go to church.

    • Your grandma pegged me! Two different plants, Queen Anne’s Lace is late season here too. It is much more delicate than the Cow Parsnips. CP is like a giant next to QAL. CP sap can cause really bad rash. Lovely to take photos of, but I was careful not to touch.
      Thank you for being here, Elaine.

  9. As usual the pics are superb, Patti!! Can’t wait to show Ging the daisy’s!! She’s a daisy girl! Luv the word Gallivanting and constantly angry that I can’t do more of it! lol So sorry we’ve been absent as of late, truly missing our visits with you, but will hopefully have produced another book when we’re done! Irises are my mothers favorites!!! And so Washington, made infamous thanks to Twilight! Excellent post Patti as always you leave me with a smile with your perfect pics!! Sharing now šŸ˜‰

    • Thank you, Natalie. Did I ever tell you how many times I have missed the boat? Back in the 1990’s I wrote a murder mystery. The protag had a Great Dane and it took place in, none other than Forks, WA! Many moves later, I can only find a rough draft of part of the story. Oh, well, another time, another story. Keep up the good work with your girl and I also treasure your visits. xo

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