Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Garden Tuesday - veronica

In July it's all about the daylily and veronica combo.

~ Garden Tuesday at Sidewalk Shoes ~

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Saturday Snapshot - the pleasures of July

I took this photo yesterday in the late afternoon. I don't know what it is about this summer, but I'm obsessed with being outside as much as possible. I'm also extremely observant of what all the plants are doing in my yard. Things like what's blooming; what should be blooming but isn't; what looks best at what time of day...and so on. The daylilies have been spectacular this year and July is their month to shine. I felt compelled to take this photo because I'm noticing that soon the blooming period for the daylilies will come to an end. It makes the time in the late afternoon when these lilies are backlit by the sunlight precious.

~ Saturday Snapshots @ Alyce's ~

Monday, July 18, 2011


“People take pictures of the summer, just in case
 someone thought they had missed it,
and to prove that it really existed.”
- Ray Davies

Monday, July 4, 2011

Quotable - this is what you shall do

"This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body."

- Walt Whitman

Sunday, July 3, 2011

pinwheels keep on turning

Loving summer...how about you? Don't know why exactly, but I've kinda taken a break from blogging. It's summer and there's a bike to ride, books to read outside, unending yard work & gardening, and, a pool. Find myself spending every possible moment I can outside doing stuff and sometimes just enjoying the sights and sounds of the woods.

Exciting news: I got a new road bike! I'm smitten once again with cycling.

More good news: Finally finished The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest.
Sweet Jesus.