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The lilies are blooming at http://www.thegazebooutback.com
 
 
Great Grandmother made the TUTU.
 
Great Grandfather grew the lilies.
 
The beautiful little girl named Lily was a gift from God.
 
Her parents Dave & Anna gave her a beautiful first birthday party.
 

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The last Lily is the most beautiful of all, Ben. But the first photo's of your lily's are so breathtaking. Who does your gardening?  

    Pretty sad looking here in the midwest. We have had very little rain since the 5th of May. Some of my hard maples have already turned colors and dropped huge percent of their leaves. Most perennials for summer just dried up. We have been trying to keep the major trees and shrubs that are closer to the house watered, but too much to get it all watered. And way too expensive. We have had the hottest July on record. Our spring fed creek is all dry but for small puddle by the bridge. One of our local friends, who turned 104 today, said this drought is most like the one she remembered from 1936. I remember the one in 1954. Haven't had the heart to document it in pictures. 
                                         L. Red Hen
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We too have had very dry weather. The wind storm caused lots of damage to our back yard. Trees blew out of the ground and fell all over the back yard. I am just now getting it cleaned up --- WHAT A MESS !!!

the gazebo was covered with branches but escaped major damage. We were with out power for 34 hours -- some in our area were powerless for 10 days !

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So sorry to see this Ben.  Losing large trees makes me almost . Hope you had plenty of help with the cleanup.

We have had our share of storm damage here with these old maples. A few are less than 30 years old, but most that were here when we moved to the farm (and have survived), are over 150 years. Planted in the 1860's. Guess we will now be planting for Lily's generation.

   We did get about an inch of rain. Sorry to say it is too little too late for the farmers and many other ornamental plants and trees. Temperatures have finally cooled down and forecast is for 56 over night tonight.  

                                                 

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We hired the heavy work but they did lots of damage getting the large  tree trunks out. I have the "easy" part cleaned and I am ready for the next storm.
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