In the dog days of summer, there are hints of a new season waiting in the wings. We feel it in the cool of the morning air, the gathering dark of the evening, and the urge to turn on the oven instead of firing up the grill.
The new dark gray deck stain provided a perfect backdrop for my exotic visitor. This long-haired wonder hung out on the railing most of the day, giving me the perfect thing to shoot while the 2nd coat dried.
These drop-dead GORGEOUS lilies grow in our front yard. It makes me feel like the richest girl in town.* Seriously, having such beauty in my life does make me feel blessed. I see these blooms & my buttons burst with pride. It’s as if they were my children performing some great feat. In truth, I did nothing in particular to manifest this beauty. But I always like to believe that love had something to do with it.
*I quote/reference It’s a Wonderful Life year-round. Just ask Brad.
Truth be told, spring training around involves a lot more mud than baseball. But both are welcome signs of spring. Apparently, this baseball topped the winning mud pie in a backyard competition inspired by “Cupcake Wars”.
Even if they did make an enormous mess – how do you not love that?