Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Pools, Books, and Garden Glimpses

Samantha and Plum Cake were easy pool players yesterday.  We enjoyed the water in the deep pool and then moved to the kiddie pool.  They made friends with float owners and enjoyed climbing all over the inflatable plastic.  We all soaked up some sun.

 I have a crate of books to read.  My sister sent me Mary Poppins.  Yay!  I had a wonderful time with my sister by the way.  I was too busy with activities to take any photos.

 It's just past 6:30 AM and I am already sleepy because I got up too early.  I hope I refuel soon.  It's going to be 92 degrees today.

 Maybe I'll have a cup of tea.  
 I found a cute plate to hang on the kitchen wall.
 In those wee hours I had a good read of this:

 And coffee and toast.

 I think the fairy below is sad because a petunia died.
 Maybe she'll cheer up when the basil gets taller.
 Or the pumpkins . . . 

I planted a lot of seeds and they ARE growing.  
Summer continues to feels warm and welcoming.  In less than two weeks we will leave for New Zealand. 
It's cold there!
For now, we'll relax in the sunshine, water the flowers, watch movies with the grands, and count our blessings.  Nice.


Nancy McCarroll said...

Your garden is nicely growing. The dollies are precious, and your reading list is full of good things. Lots to do on these long summer days!

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

Glad you are having hot weather... As you will soon be leaving for cold.

Here, we are in a cool and rainy period. Rain is always welcome but... Enough already!


The dB family said...

Hooray for summer heat, growing things, and grandbabies! Enjoy!!

Julia said...

A pretty summery post. I love seeing the kids in the pool having so much fun and your gardens looking new and growing weed free and a pretty new plate to decorate your wall.
You've got lot of good reading for the summer. Enjoy...
I hope that you have a safe and enjoyable trip to Zealand.

happywonderer.com said...

That pool excursion looks so nice right now. We are over heated in this part of the world, too. Got to find ways to keep cool. Fun happenings in your yard.

Heather LeFebvre said...

Thanks for your encouraging words on my blog! Yikes! It takes so much work to be a mom and homemaker! I keep seeing only that which is un-done, trying to refocus on everything that is done and going well. :) Not my natural bent. Love your little plate with the squirrel!!! so sweet. So excited for you to go to New Zealand!!! Maybe we will see some photos on Instagram? Michael's been there several times but I have not. Maybe someday.

M.K. said...

I wondered about your trip overseas, Pom -- couldn't remember when it was happening. Sounds like cool pool fun has been a joy for the fam -- that's quite a nice pool, with that neat slide like a tube! Kids do love the water. You have lots of growing things -- may you reap much veggie health from it all!

Happyone said...

Nice bunch of books to read.
Your garden is coming along nicely. Our pumpkin seeds have popped out of the ground too. : )
Sounds like a fun trip coming up.

Amy at love made my home said...

I hope that you will have a wonderful time on your travels! The garden will be very busy growing while you are away! xx

Granny Marigold said...

Your garden is coming along nicely. Your Basil is about the same stage as mine... hope it hurries in time for the first tomatoes. I want to try and get that Daily Office book. Are you finding it practical and helpful?

NanaDiana said...

Your garden looks just great. I love how healthy everything looks---well, except for the dead petunia-lol Love the water pictures--nothing like the fun the kids have in water, is there?

Hope you have fun in New Zealand. How cold is it there/? xoDiana

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Would you believe...it's not warm enough for a visit to the pool. We're having a chilly spell and it feels great because soon it'll be back to hot.
Re sloth...I'd sure like to run from what is hard but who would tend the animals? lol

Kezzie said...

Oh the pool!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I haven't been swimming for so long!!!! Your garden is looking nice even without the petunia! Your new plate is AMAZING! I adore squirrel paraphernalia!x

Happy@Home said...

Looks like fun playing in the pool.
Love that new plate. Adorable!
Your choice of reading material looks wonderful. I see you found a copy of Down Home. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.
Your garden is off to a great start.

Debi said...

Your gardens are coming along so nicely. My garden is suffering from too much water. It has been rainy and cold here. A friend of mine told me today that she is going to plant rice next year!!

ann said...

You have a lot going on. I need to read the Harding book. He is a fav.

Lisa Richards said...

You have so much fun with your grands!
Love the stack of books. I just received my copy of The Worm Forgives the Plough. All the way from the UK!
I loved the movie Plainsong based on the book.
You have quite a crop of veggies and flowers. I think I'm too lazy/tired to garden, but I do enjoy watching everyone else's gardens grow.
New Zealand? Beautiful!
Enjoy your day and take a nap if you need to. :)

GretchenJoanna said...

umm...that is a serious quantity of Mary Poppins to consume! let us know how it tastes :-)