Wednesday, August 24, 2016

8/24/2016 - Outdoor Wednesday - #398 - Burning Pit, Hydrangea, Sunflowers and Sunset on Lac Court Orrielles - Quote - B. Carter - Good Old Days

Greetings and Salutations!   If you would like to view Outdoor Themes click here:   Thank you Susan for being our hostess.

My husband and I built this burning pit yesterday with Holland Pipestone Pavers purchased at L&M, Hayward, Wisconsin.   We had our first fire yesterday.

We lost a hydrangea last winter.  We purchased this one at Rollingwood Nursery, Stone Lake, Wisconsin. John dug a hole about 14 to maybe 18 inches deep for the plant and the fish guts (which he uses as fertilizer). After a night of gentle rain on the bush, I noticed a bee on the hydrangea already.  I think the bush likes the "new" surroundings.

Sunday, I went on a mission to see the sunflowers in bloom on County Road "B" near a distillery, Sarona, Wisconsin.  Aren't these plants just smiling away at just being alive.

This week we had a storm with lightening, thunder and awesome sunsets.   I hope you will come and visit this blog again.  Meanwhile, take care.


"We all have our Good Old Days tucked away inside our hearts, and we return to them in dreams like cats to favorite armchairs."
~ B. Carter


  1. Just stunning. The sky one really knocks my socks off! You asked where the Conservatory is, subject of posts all this week at my blog It's in Seattle, in the upper left corner of the map of the US, in the other Washington. Take a look at the main blog url for several nice photos of that extraordinary place. Thanks for visiting!

    1. Seattle...well, if I ever get to visit the state of Washington, I will definitely put this Conservatory on my list to see. Thanks for answering my question so quickly.

  2. Wonderful impressions of the Summertime.
    Best, Synnöve

  3. These are some fantastic photos! The burning pit looks so inviting and your new hydrangea seems to be right at home.

  4. Awesome series of Outdoor photos♪ I'm really impressed by the "burning pit", my husband loved it☆☆☆
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*