Friday, June 19, 2015

picture plethora

It's summertime!  The weather is gorgeous here.  Yesterday we had a good soaking rain and today is sunny and warm.
I don't have much to say but I have a lot of pictures to share. 
These wild iris were spotted while on a canoe/fishing date with my husband.  He fished.  I rowed and took pictures.  We ate Cheetos.  It was great fun.

The lily pads on the lake that day were gigantic. 

The lake is beautiful.  It's a smaller size but a favorite fishing hole of many bald eagles.  One time we got caught in a heavy downpour on this lake and took shelter on the far side under trees. 

On a separate evening we took a nice long walk on the beach five minutes from our house.  The waves rolled gently, the sun was warm.  And I found these wildflowers.

A few days later we went back and I found the same patch of wildflowers to photograph again.

Blake participated in a spring football camp (as a freshman!).  The camp lasted two weeks and culminated in a scrimmage with a school an hour away.  Our team is in the white and purple jerseys.

Aaron and I went to our local ballet's production of "Frozen".  We have a couple friends with daughters in the ballet.  It was beautiful and skillful and wonderful.  I'm amazed at the athletic ability of a ballerina coupled with grace and control. 

My 37th birthday happened.  My sweet and thoughtful co-workers surprised me with blueberry cake.  I ate two pieces of this beauty.
And balloons!  And a card!  And a coffee gift card!

I must confess that in addition to the two pieces of blueberry cake I enjoyed, I also delighted in a generous piece of ice cream cake that night at home, thanks to my husband.  Yay for cake!  Yay that birthdays only come once a year!
I pulled these beauties from the garden today.  Pretty purple beets.
The first wave of peas is flowering.  I planted a second wave for a longer harvest but they are just 2 inches tall now.

The sunflowers run the entire length of the garden.  They have grown quite tall and provide excellent shade in the early evening.  No flowers yet but I'm beyond excited at the prospects.

The cherries are just now ripe.  The branches are laden.  Hopefully we get more than the birds this year.
The chickens are a wonderful hobby.  There are drawbacks, such as early morning wake up calls and poop mines all over the yard but I adore them.  I love listening to their conversations with each other and love when they walk right in the back door looking for a treat.
Here is Pearl.
Until next time!

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