Monday, July 6, 2009

Summer is finally coming....


"Earth laughs in flowers"
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our Hydrangea's 'wintered over' and are starting to bloom


Soft colors grow stronger as the sun starts to shine


Larger than our daisies, these yellow echinacea are lovely to me!


Can the daisies be far behind??

We have managed to get sun every morning, but by the afternoon, the dark clouds have gathered and loom overhead. We have had micro-bursts of wind...... rain.... hard rain... and small hail..... in the afternoons. But the weatherman guaranteed us a nice week.... hot and sunny, and I am more than ready.

Our July 4th was cool and rainy and a bit chilly (well, really, pretty cold by the evening). But we bundled up and took our quilts out to the golf course and had a spectacular display of fireworks. I am so grateful that our city made the decision to 'splurge' on this - it brought joy to many a heart after a pretty tough year, all around.

So, here is to the little things: Sunshine, flowers, good books , and warm summer nights & fireworks on the 4th of July!! Enough to bring cheer to everyone!!

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