Monday, July 6, 2020

July

July is a lot of things.

July is full-on Summer.

July is full-on Summer-but-not-yet-at-the-beach.

 July is hydrangeas . . .

 July is new stairs . . .

 July is visiting Mumsie and Bill Sr during an oil change . . .

July is Yuccy. Yuccy! Look at you go.

By the way, do notice a trend here? These are photos from my phone that I took which means they stank. Because I stank at photographism.

But Mistah is on a mini-vaca so I decided not to make him work for me.

And speaking of Mistah . . .

 July is seafood salad . . .

And July is growth. So much growth. Metaphor? Possibly. But sun and heat and rain can do that to a being . . .

 . . . HabaƱeros are Exhibit A . . .

 . . . and Tomatoes are Exhibit B . . .

But those are for next month.

It's July . . .

. . . in all its glory.


Monday, June 29, 2020

We're Great

Mistah and I have always been -- in our estimation -- good at the whole Auntie and Uncle adventure.

We have definitely been pretty good.

But now, well, now we're Great.

All because of this little nugget.

I know.

She's magnificent.

She's perfect.

She's wee, in the cradle her Great-Jiddoo -- aw, Dad -- made . . .

(She loves it.)

She's a snappy dresser . . .

. . . and we hear she is utterly delicious in person. One day we will be able to nibble on those cheeks . . .

She is our gorgeous girl's gorgeous girl.

And we are crazy in love.

She is a Great niece.


Monday, June 22, 2020

"Can we talk about your garden?"

My lovely and delightful cousin Mary Mac and I were emailing, as we do, about books -- what we're reading / what we've read / what we are going to read -- and about family . . . but in her note the other day she said to me . . . "Can we talk about your garden?"

Why, yes. Yes, we can. We can talk about our garden All The Day.

 Being out there is like watching a show, I told her.

 The mountain laurel is busting out . . .

. . .  the tiger lilies are off the charts . . .

. . . the hydrangea is about to go nuts . . .

. . . the evening primrose? Don't even get me started . . .

. . . and its friend ol' spiderwort has given us quite a show this
Spring . . .

And these? . . .

. . . And these?

And these? Holy Moly.

And don't forget about pinkie . . .

. . . or the habaneros . . .

We are so lucky and so thankful to have this bounty. We are so lucky and so thankful to live here. And we are so lucky and so thankful to be so lucky and so thankful.