I have so been enjoying this Summer. It is going way too fast. In another week, many children will be going back to school. I find that kind of sad. I remember when Summers were long and lasted for months. My grandson told me he was kind of glad to be going back to school which made me happy. If he is glad about it, then it’s okay with me.
I can’t tell you it’s been an eventful Summer. One lazy day has melted into another. David and I have been busy at many things and yet, it seems we have done nothing. Many of our days include this….
Someone is almost asleep on the turtle raft behind us.
Someone told us once that it was like swimming in the Garden of Eden in our pool. I guess it kind of is. Flowers, birds and butterflies surround us as we swim.
Belle enjoys being in the garden although she and Bonnie spend most of the hot days under the deck where it is cooler.
We watched this while swimming the other day.
The most beautiful butterfly with a large wingspan. We didn’t know what kind it was. Maybe someone who knows could leave a comment.
It flitted from flower to flower all afternoon. David and my daughter chased it with their cameras trying to get some good pictures.
I post all these flower pictures because I know that before we know it there will be two feet of snow in our yard and I will think we will never have beautiful flowers again.
David and I did manage to do some antiquing a couple of weeks ago. We found this really eclectic antique store in northern Indiana. It had just about everything you would want to see or buy.
Inside these doors is a wonderland of antiques and fun objects. I could have stocked up on so much chicken paraphernalia. We almost missed this place as we thought it was in town, but it was off the beaten path and we just happened to see a sign for it outside of town.
This giant tin man stood sentinel out in front of the store.
I baked again. I love baking fresh bread. It is so much better than store bought. My favorite sandwich is a hamburger on fresh, homemade bread. Can’t do that too often, but once in a while it is a treat. We are getting tomatoes out of the garden now and that just adds to the lusciousness of a hamburger sandwich. There is nothing better than a slice of a fresh tomato with a little salt sprinkled on.
Made some potato soup. I think I am getting hungry writing this blog right now. Unfortunately, the soup is all gone.
The last fresh rhubarb crunch of the season. I froze a few packages of rhubarb and this winter we will have some more of this.
David and I have done something I never thought we would be able to do. I can’t tell you what it is yet, but soon I will be able to write about it. I am so excited that we have done this. And no, I am not pregnant again!! Impossible!
I will leave you with a couple of selfies I tried to take with Molly Marshmallow. Let’s just say, she made it difficult as she kept licking my face. Love that dog.
Here’s to Summer, pups and beautiful butterflies. Bye.