// 4 different kinds of onions this year means lots of weeding. I tend to get a little behind...
// The clematis. Extravagant yet simple beauty.
//Planting zinnias with Silas. Bit of a daydreamer but such a sweet and pleasant helper :)
// Big plans for a new fort
// Our summer nature table. So many egg shells!
//The mock orange is just starting to blossom. My opa cut this bush waaaaay back when we first moved in here ten years ago. Really, I thought he'd done it in. But, really, don't we all sometimes need a good pruning before we can put forth our best? Taking Opa's cue, I went to town on the overgrown branches this spring and we're being treated to a riot of delicate and fragrant blossoms and growth this year. Even sitting on the porch, if the wind is blowing the right way, their scent dances through the air. Just a whiff and sweet memories of Opa balanced precariously atop a ladder, hiding among in the branches, and having a hay-day with our pruners comes to mind. Always puts a smile on my face.
//Freshly picked rhubarb, blueberries and the last of our canned peaches made for a very yummy treat.
//Cousin Dave came for a visit with his boys (second cousins? cousins once removed? anybody? )and there were a lot of boys around here! Thankfully there's always room for more friends in the sand pile.
//Hanging a tarzan rope above the trampoline just upped the crazy factor. But, oh, so much fun!!
//Stealing some beauty from the flowerbeds to share with a dear friend from church. She loves flowers but, at 78, her garden is not quite as large as it used to be. That being said, I'm pretty sure she could still out work me any day! I will definitely take you up on your offer to help me can some elderberry jelly later this summer, Nancy! You are such a blessing to us!
//Sweet Darling. Thanks for the dress, Aunt Marnie! xo