Monday, September 18, 2017

Yellow Flowers, Redux

We wait all year for this.

Okay, maybe not all year, but certainly all summer.

I mean, it's not like we stand around, fretfully staring into space, waiting for the Yellow Flowers to bloom . . .

. . . because we know they're coming . . .

. . . and when finally they arrive?

. . . we are joyful.

Like many species one hasn't seen in a year . . . they have gotten tall.

And thanks to their prolific and abundant generosity this year . . .

. . . they've joined us on the deck.

Friday, September 15, 2017

brb, kaaboo



I don't think they'll ever top year one, and year two was a bit of a shitshow. 

I'll let you know next week!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Vacation

We had ourselves a good old-fashioned vacation last week.

 That's a Triple . . .

 . . . and that's a Quad.

Seriously. That's what we did. After we finished body surfing in the Atlantic waves, we did some serious watching of the Atlantic waves . . .

. . . with refreshments.

 We had the perfect perch in the perfect room . . .

. . . with cool views all hours of the day . . .

. . . sunrise? Check.

. . . stormy day? Exactly.

It was disconcerting to feel so happy with and so in love with a body of water that is wreaking such havoc several hundred miles south of us. We are so worried for all our Caribbean and Florida friends.

But without Hurricane Irma up here on our northern shores, we loved that Atlantic get-away . . .

 Oh, hi, Tay-Tay . . .

 Oh, hi, me . . .

I mean, right?

Oh, hi Mistah . . .

. . . see him up there??

It was awesome and we never wanted to leave.

And although we are ridiculously luckily not in the path of that fierce storm, we did come home to the results of a weird microsystemtornadothing.

Oof, that's our oak . . .

. . . a once-mighty oak . . .

. . . and that's a big-ass limb in our Field.

But thankfully?

We have a Mr. Dibble to come our rescue . . .

. . . and he brings tools.

Okay! So now that we're all chopped up and cleaned up . . .

. . . can we go back to the beach?

Friday, September 8, 2017

I almost forgot!

For the first time since 2004, only one of my offspring headed back to school this September. But she sure looked good doing it, even without a garage door backdrop


2017


2016

2015

2014

2013


2012


2011

2010


2009


2008

2007

2006

2005 
2004
Next year will be the grand finale. 
Gulp.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Cabo photo dump

We had such a good time on our Cabo getaway. We were treated like royalty, the weather was gorgeous and we spent lots of time together.

And, Anneke practiced her photography skills. I may have my very own Mistah soon.