Hello there.. how is your summer winding down for you? Kristi brought these sunflowers home the other day and I've enjoyed them on the table immensely.
Today was the first day of school for Hayden, 1st Grade and Caleb, Kindergarten. They are in brand new clothes and shoes and were very excited to start school. I look forward to hearing all about it!
Dayle and I celebrated their last day before school yesterday by taking them out to lunch at Red Robin. Caleb declared the hamburger the best ever and told us we didn't need to go to McDonald's ever again. :-)
Hayden took a bite with enthusiasm.
The countryside is drying and browning - it's been a hot summer. I walked out on the front porch to see if I could get a shot of the Dahlias growing in the garden across the street. Several Laotian families grow flowers and put them together in lovely bouquets for the farmer's markets in the Portland area.
I will keep an eye out to see when they are there and try to buy a bouquet from them.
The million bell petunias are still pretty..
I've been very happy with this basket of Streptocarpella flowers, it just keeps blooming away!
The pastel shade of Lantana is doing the best of the 3 varieties.
The deck is still looking good, but to be honest, it's been too hot for me to enjoy it a lot. I am looking forward to a more temperate warmth that should be coming our way - but it's going to be near 90 deg. for the next 3 days, so the AC units will keep the house cool until it cools at the end of the week.
The fish are hiding.. :-)
The new owners of our sailboat Stargazer (we owned her for over 20 years) spent a lot of time fixing her up and re-doing her teak and are happily sailing her on Flathead Lake in Montana. I even got an email from someone on the lake who googled the boat name and found my Ranger 26 website and told me she's making a big hit on the lake with how pretty she is. :-)
Well, time to get my swim bag packed and head to the pool.. Gracie is meeting me there for our swim workout. I hope you have a good week ahead.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)