Could these little volunteer impatiens be any more charming? They have flourished in the shade provided by the little wooden bench.
But they’re popping up in other little nooks and crannies, as well.
It’s as if Mother Earth has decided a delightful surprise is in order. (And believe me, I can use a delightful surprise.)
Every time I look out the kitchen door (which is often since it leads to the dog corral) I get to feast my eyes on these little pretties.
Oh lord, it’s been so HOT here. Endless blazing sun. Everywhere we go, we see huge patches of brown grass, the rivers are really low – we desperately need some rain. Late yesterday afternoon, while the sun was still shining, there was one of those impromptu summer rains. It didn’t last all that long, but any moisture is welcome at this point.
Thanks for all the responses to my “Meticulous Housekeeper” post. For me, it’s the dusting that I neglect. I swiffer and vacuum every day, the kitchen is always picked up, especially since the kitchen and the living room are really one big space. But dusting? I avoid it until I have to. And I’m allergic to house dust, so what’s preferable? Leaving the house dust alone or stirring it up with a duster? Hmmm.
Yesterday I was scheduled for two posts: a TLC book review and a post about beautiful Connecticut in conjunction with BlogHer and Connecticut Tourism. Make sure you visit both of these posts. I’m giving away a copy of the book I reviewed. And if you leave a comment on the Connecticut Tourism post, you win a chance to win $1000 to help plan your trip to that lovely state!
Have a lovely Thursday.