Each sunflower hangs her head a certain way. Isn't the yellow miraculous?
They have surrounded the Wendy House!
Out the back window of the Wendy House grows one green "Envy" zinnia. She made it! Soon she'll bloom.
I'm still waiting for you to drop by and take a seat on a toadstool.
The petunias I bought at the farmer's market are the prettiest white blooms I've ever had.
Here is a fuzzy tomato photo for you! Pick one!
Sorry for the sideways shot, but I would like a tiny round of applause because I CLEANED OUT MY FRIDGE! Yes, I kept thinking that my refrigerator was new (we've had it two years now) and therefore, I really didn't need to take it apart and clean every corner. Hmmm. Well, I have decided that this refrigerator was a GREAT purchase. Everything comes out so I could scour the pieces in the sink and then click it all right back inside. I know we have weird things in our icebox. It's just the two of us now, so the contents have changed drastically.
Using the super powers that came from doing a big job, I decided to make cookies. I found my most beloved and tattered cookbook because that's where the staple chocolate chip recipe lives. A friend from college introduced me to this recipe and I like looking at my 30+ year old notes.
YUM! Perfect for tea today. I have a lot of school work to do this afternoon.
This morning as I held my butterfly wing shawl around my shoulders I was filled with thankfulness AGAIN that I actually made something so useful. I have knit many garments that didn't turn out so well, but this shawl was fun to knit and is cozy and comforting every morning. Yay!
I found some of last year's drawings.
Wait! This is a "this July" drawing. I copied her from a magazine.
I made a list of the essential housekeeping tasks, so that even though I get overwhelmed with school work, I might remember how to keep our nest feathered.
A friend sent me Streams in the Desert. It's good to get back to a day-by-day devotional.
Cheers for weekends! I'm refreshed and ready to go back to the students. They really are sweet and responsive. There is A LOT to teach them and it's challenging trying to figure out how to make the learning stick, but day by day the wisdom comes. Whew.
So, I leave you with more sunflowers because they want to wrap their leaves around you and give you a welcome hug. Labor Day is next weekend and then all the fall holidays begin coming our way. Holidays are so sweet with families. I like cooking holiday food for our kids and grands.
My next post is going to feature domestic passages from three of my favorite books: The Wind in the Willows, Lark Rise to Candleford, and Little Women. These particular passages have warmed my heart and I think they will warm your heart, too.
I do hope that this day holds simple joy for you and that you are looking ahead at your days and feeling alive and loved.
Thank you for poking your head in and saying hello!