New England is in the middle of a heat wave and even here on Cape Cod temperatures will reach into the 90’s. It’s one of those summer days where life seems to slow down to a crawl and a glass of iced tea with a wedge of lime is the perfect thirst quencher.
Despite the heat I did manage to get out for my early morning walk, camera in tow. Hostas are in full bloom right now and one particular variety is a personal favorite of mine which I soon discovered in a garden on the road to the beach.
This is the same hosta variety that inspired the lavender organza rose curls I created for “Jamie,” a new hat design I introduced several years ago. The “Jamie” became an instant wedding classic. It has also become a popular choice for teas and garden parties.
Please enjoy a few images of the “Jamie” chapeau and the hostas that inspired her creation. I hope you won’t mind that I am including an unexpected furry friend I met along the way this morning. I think his mouth was full of sweet grass and clover yet he stopped mid-munch to say hello. He made me smile as I thought of how much I love the surprises of walking with my camera, never knowing what I’m going to see on the other side of the lens! I don’t envy his fur coat, though.
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