Sunday, June 17, 2018

Summer is Here

The three baby birds on our front door wreath turned out to be FOUR!
In the past three weeks they have grown feathers,
started being frightened of me when I would peek at them,
and were suddenly grown and gone!
I have since removed the wreath and replaced it with another.

My friend Ann came over to make some jewelry for her 
daughter's birthday, stamped with her name.

We have had a few summer storms.
One was followed by a huge rainbow over our neighborhood.
Our house is the white one with the green roof.

I spent a day visiting my high school best friend, Sandy and her husband Denny, at their farm in the country about an hour away.  It was super fun eating at their one restaurant in town, replete with 50's decor and the best burgers ever.  It was a flashback in time visiting their general store which seems like a mixture of museum and shop, and always filled with young and old watching TV and exchanging neighborly news in the back. So crowded, so charming, and so hard to find anymore! 


       Sweetface and I spend as much time on the screened back porch as possible.  
At night we turn on the "party lights", light candles, and enjoy the soothing chorus of 
night peepers and creepers. The lightening bugs have already quietly come and gone.

Rosie still enjoys posing for the camera, even when she just woke up and her ears are a bit askew.  Callie prefers to hide out in her dark napping spots most of the day.

I hope your summer is progressing with the happiness of peaceful ordinary goodness, too.

"Life isn't a matter of milestones, but of moments."  ~ Rose Kennedy


  1. Oh those baby birds in your front door wreath, how precious! We have a nest in our hanging fern out front. That old timey general store is so cool! We have a soda shop similar to that in our area. I would love to have a screened in porch like yours. I'd probably be out there all day, but it's so hot in Alabama right now. Even with the heat, I crack the window open at night to hear the critter sounds. They help me sleep. Your sweet Rosie is so adorable.

    1. Don’t feel bad about your heat. It was 99 degrees here yesterday! Has been unbearable the past couple of weeks. So when it’s nice outside I enjoy the porch all that much more. 😊

  2. What a beautiful rainbow with God's promise shining down on your neighborhood! Your summer porch looks like a wonderful place to relax. I just visited my daughter in TN and I've never seen so many lightening bugs in my life... so pretty. The place in your friend's town reminds me of an old hardware store we have in New Bern NC... I love to go there. Sweet little birdies; so much fun to see nature with a close up view. Have a great week!

    1. That’s exactly what I think of, too every time I see a rainbow—God’s beautiful promises. I grew up thinking that everyone has lightening bugs in the summer. I was in my forties before I realized that they are in very few locations. They are truly amazing nomatter how often you’ve seen them. And, yes, I love Old haunts like country stores—so rich in history and tradition.