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Yin Yang

Yin Yangs arrived to the local grocery store and of course I ended to take few home.

They are not that often available up here in the north which was the perfect excuse to buy.

Like the small flowers they have.

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Rhododendron

Rhododendrons are blooming well and looking beautiful.

We are enjoying the beautiful weather and relaxing. Days are long and full of light.

Midsummer is here and for the first time in a decade it is actually warm. Usually we somehow always manage to get poor weather for midsummer.

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May Queen

It has been dry up here in the north. We have not gotten a good rain for a month now.

Sitting in a summer cottage and watching a thunderstorm going past but not close enough for any rain.

You can see the dryness from the plants. Lack of water makes them smaller and better suitable for the dry weather.

The May Queens are doing well though. They are perfectly suited for long dry periods and seem to enjoy the weather.

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Dianthus

Dianthuses are doing well this year and there are so many colors available in the stores. Nearly bought few more this morning but resisted the temptation.

Flowers are enjoying the heatwave that has been giving us over 30 degrees Celsius temperatures past few days. I have also managed to relax in the near by park sunbathing.

At this time of the year our nights are less than five hours long and it does not really get dark at all. Up here in the north we know that winter is never that far away and desperately try to enjoy the limited number of summer days we are going to get.

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