We’ve had a busy and happy month while David has been off. We had several things we wanted to do during this time.
We wanted to have a cookout. Check, we had two.
We wanted to do some things with the grandboys. Check. We took them candy shopping and had them overnight and we had a fun time.
We wanted to see a movie. Check. We saw Aladdin and it was delightful. We all liked it so much when we came home I found our Video of Disney’s cartoon Aladdin and watched that and we all broke out into song during the magic carpet song. I love that song. And Robin Williams was such a good genie in it. I thought Will Smith was a great genie in the new Aladdin.
We wanted to swim. Check. I’ve been in the pool more this month than I have most Summers. Mainly because it’s been HOT.
We wanted to take a trip. Check. We went to Nashville for two days and had so much fun.
It’s been a good month. David returns to work Monday and I’m going to miss him being home all day. He’s got a lot of work done around the house, too and that’s been nice.
We are going to go to our property in Brown Country tomorrow so David can try out his new bush hog. We have three acres and haven’t done much with it, so David wants to clear it up a bit.
We’ve spent a lot of time sitting on our porch looking at our garden and the birds. We have so many cardinals flying around I’m hoping they stick around through the Winter.
We call these Tiger lilies but our son-in-law told us this is Blackberry lily because the seed pods look exactly like blackberries, and they do! I’ll try to remember to show them to you when they appear.
From one Hibiscus plant a neighbor gave me years ago it has grown to many Hibiscus plants all over the yard. I love plants that plant themselves.
And they come in white, pink and dark pink.
This is phlox, but earlier I could not remember what it was called. David and I tried and tried to think of its name, but it just would not come to mind. Then, one night, after the lights were out and David was almost asleep and I was laying there thinking, the flower’s name just popped into my mind and I turned to David and just said, “Phlox.” And he knew exactly what I meant. Then I thought to myself, phlox in sox in a box. And now, I never forget it’s name again!
The zinnias are in full bloom.
One of my top five favorite flowers. Easy to grow. Cheap. And you get a big bang for your buck.
And the lilies have just been amazing. I think all the rain we had earlier in the Summer has helped all the flowers.
This makes me think of fireworks.
And these are just gorgeous. I’m taking in all the glorious flowers and will try to remember them when there is a foot of snow on the ground.
I can’t tell you what this is even though I planted it, but only one plant came up and it has all these flowers on it.
When the old porch steps were torn off, I saved them because they turned into the best flower boxes. Here alyssum is growing in one.
David repurposed our old mailbox post into a birdhouse holder. Not much gets thrown away.
I’ve been waiting for the perfect place to put this birdhouse.
And this one we got just last week at an antique store.
Probably won’t have nesting birds in them this year as it’s a little late in the season, but all our other birdhouses have had no vacancies all Spring and Summer.
I have done a little sewing. On the blog Country Threads Chicken Scratch, Mary Etherington had this pattern available.
Uncle Sam. I got him done just in time to put him up for the 4th.
I actually made two, but one of them is not Uncle Sam.
She’s Aunt Samantha. See her pretty earrings? We girls are patriotic too! She looks a little bit like Boy George with her braids alongside her head.
She wears a floral blouse with the American flag emblazoned on the front. She is so proud of our country.
Meanwhile, Uncle Sam wears a shirt with patriotic words on it and a flag also emblazoned on the front. Both will be brought out for all patriotic days. Flag Day, the 4th, Memorial Day.
I love the United States and could not pass up this towel I found in Nashville. David and I have been to almost all the states except Hawaii and Rhode Island. We have a wonderful country full of wonderful people when you take all the politics out of the equation. I can honestly say I have never met any angry or mean people in any of the states. (Except for that one store owner in Ohio who yelled at us for parking where the Amish parked. ) We didn’t know!! So don’t believe all the news you see and hear.
Hope you have been able to check off some things you wanted to do this Summer. Only one month left. Enjoy it. Bye.