Saturday, June 25, 2016

Friday's Hunt...#26!...

When I decided to join with Teresa at Eden Hills for Friday's Hunt each week, I didn't expect the time to go by so we are at week 26 already!  I missed two weeks, but tried to catch up with at least a photo for the letter from the week when I did my next post.

Here we go with "the letter Z"...

This is the inside of one of the big doors upstairs in the barn. Can you see the Z? You can see that some repairs have been done to the door, and only the outside's been painted...

"Week's favorite"...

My purple cone flowers opened this week!  I moved them to the bed close to the house last summer when I got rid of my big perennial bed, and they have grown in leaps and bounds!  They're probably three feet high, and look so much healthier and happier than they did ever before.  Maybe it's that compost I added to the soil?  I have a lot of favorite flowers, and this is definitely one of them...


This prompt is wide open!

This is looking west over the fields here at home today, from up on the barn hill.  The corn and beans were planted on May 26th and 27th.  They came up quickly, and with the rains we've had lately, they should continue growing well. There's a line of white ag bags out along the water way on the left side of the picture.  Some are first cutting alfalfa and some are rye grass...

I also tried something new today...

Home made pesto, with basil from the garden...

I've been wanting to try it, and finally got around to it.  I usually plant basil in pots on the porch, but this time I had an extra plant that I put in the garden. Apparently it's happier there, and has grown huge in a short amount of time...much bigger than the ones on my porch!

I hope you've enjoyed the Friday's Hunt posts.  It's been fun to participate!


  1. i love basil. one of the few things i use a lot for seasoning. hope your pesto is good! i like your 'z', too.

  2. Your flowers are just lovely. Your pesto looks so good.
    I like your Z so many nice things today to look at.

  3. Your purple cone flowers sure do look happy! I am going to be "closing up" a perennial border this summer. My favourite things will be saved and relocated. The others can just compete with grass. Your fields look great! -Jenn

  4. Alica, Yours shots are great. Yes the Z is a big one, the purple flowers are delightful and the basil is outdoing itself. Thanks for sharing. Sylvia D.

  5. lots of "Z" braces on barn doors, cone flowers are always favorite, reminds me of the old TV show "Green Pastures.

  6. My cone flowers are staring to bloom too. Such pretty flowers.

  7. Cone flowers are among my favorite also. Good job on finding a great Z!

  8. I've always wanted to try pesto, but I've never gotten around to it. Maybe you should share the recipe. ;-) Love the image of your green fields and gorgeous flowers. Great Z! Thank you so much for joining in Friday's Hunt! Have a great week.


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