Yesterday I got an email out of the blue ordering a print of one of my watercolors of our family's fleet of Sunfish Sailboats. They wanted the tall one, this is the horizontal one, and more close-up of the boats. Mine is the prettiest one.. (-: - the one in the middle with striped water on the bottom, an island of green an 5 palm trees against a huge orange setting sun. Dayle, my brother and sister and I and other family sailed these across Waldo Lake and pulled the boats ashore and were out swimming. My sister, Roberta, took the photos.
The one below is one my sister commissioned me to paint for her - she insisted that she wanted it just like the photo, with a lot of water and the grasses in front and the boats far across the water. So, I obliged and did this one for her. The one above I did for myself. She was right (don't tell her I said so.. ) as everyone seems to like this one best. The water really is that clear, one of the 4 purest lakes on the planet, with a visibility depth of 115 feet! We go there every August.They got the swing set and fort done (I'm not fond of the name "play structure") - and I wanted to show you the boys are thrilled. Here is Hayden sliding down whilst eating a banana. LOL!
The boys swinging.. Caleb said.. grandma will you push me? And I said, no, you need to learn to swing yourself - and I told him how and to watch Hayden.. and lo and behold soon he was swinging high on his own! :-) Excuse the truck and building debris, Dayle is going to clean it all up today.
Here I am taking a photo from the back - see how high Caleb is swinging on his own? And you can see the relationship to the house and deck. See the climbing wall and ladder to the 2nd floor?
We've been testing out Buddy off-leash and he's done fairly well. Here is is walking under the apple tree and not bothering the chickens at all. Good boy.
I will leave you with a closeup photo of my Double Delight rose with lots of color sun bronzed into it's petals with a glowing yellow center.
I have to run off to my swimming workout.. tomorrow we're having a big 4th of July party on the deck and will go to the top of our road to watch the Corbett Parade. Fun fun!
-:¦:-·:*'""*:·.-:¦:-·* HAPPY 4th of JULY! *·-:¦:-·:*'''''*:·-:¦:-
((hugs)), Teresa :-)