Our pink Rhododendron is blooming! It reminds me of cotton candy. I got this shot from the deck, 20 feet away from them. Don't you love pink? I planted a bamboo plant near this shrub and so this photo has both in it which I think is kind of neat.
Our woods are behind this.. to the east of our house. Our bedroom French doors open to this little forest.I always look up at the sky and it brings me peaceful feelings.
I was hoping my camera would get some good shots of our pond goldfish and 2 koi, but I got a lot of reflection.. but it's fun anyway. The Koi we got with our 2 granddaughters with us last year before they moved 2,000 miles away... ::sigh::
I spent yesterday tidying up the house. We have a house-sitter arranged to stay with Buddy and Lucy while we're away in Washington DC, so I want things to be nice for her.
One of my favorite bloggers, Alicia at Posy Gets Cozy, showed a neat cake pedestal recently and so needless to say, I have been looking for one. I found this one on eBay, it's jadeite and I can't wait to bake and cake to put on it. I put my little collection of milk glass hobnail vases on it and they look pretty on the table.
I figured that with 3 kids, 3 spouses of kids and 6 grandkids that I will be baking a LOT of birthday cakes, so I needed a cake stand, right? See Dayle on the deck? He's washing bird doo off our windows - some unwelcome avian squatters have taken up residence in our rafters and have been making a terrible mess on the deck. :-(
Our Mount Saint Helens erupted in 1980 on this day. Here is a photo of my sister and her boyfriend canoeing on Spirit Lake long before the eruption. I did a whole post about it last year, click HERE to read more about it and see photos, before and after. (NOTE, the link to a video is invalid, the video is not longer on the History website.) OK, I'm off to swim - I hope you have a FABULOUS weekend!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)