We're having rather fabulous weather.. sunny but not hot, no humidity.. perfect. The Geraniums that Dayle brought out after wintering over in our basement are blooming well. He's been doing that for a dozen years or so.
Our grandson Hayden asked if we had a few hours of work for him to earn $$ for his Xbox games. Well of course we do! I sat by the pond watching the fish and birds and pointed out weeds and blackberries that needed pulled.
He also took the machete and chopped some blackberries that were invading the garden here and there. He's heading home today but we've enjoyed having him with us.
Hayden took this photo for me with my phone. Scentimental rose.
Keiko swam up in a beam of sunlight so I snapped this photo of him. Some bees were buzzing about so Mocha tried to catch one and started jumping around and rubbing her nose on the deck so it looked like she got a bee bite. Poor baby!
I count my blessings to have acreage where we can have a pond and fish and enough room to feed the birds, they use our creek for drinking water and bathing, too.
I clicked .5 on my iPhone 11 Pro Max which is the wide angle lens which gives a broader photo from where I sat in my rocking chair.
I watch the planes fly over, feed the fish, watch the birds... Dayle was doing some weed whacking and mowing.
Since I completed the 2 cross-stitch projects I decided to pick up my granddaughter Paige's blanket that I need to finish. Speaking of which, she called me yesterday and so I got to chat with her and Jenna who were playing with their "Switch" - a handheld game. I sure do miss my granddaughters!
This is my Lucy inspired Dune Blanket. I made a big one for myself, a lap size one for Jenna and this is my 3rd, another lap size one for Paige. I chose my own colors for this one.. the bottom sand colors for the beach, sea colors, sunset ones and sky.
My dear husband made a Costco run and surprised me with this pretty bouquet.
I like the mixed flowers and colors.
I got a text from Ginger who owns the Bates Lavender Farm across the street and she offered me some lavender to make a wreath with so I said, sure, would you like a dozen eggs? Dayle walked over a bit ago to pick them up while I worked on my blog post.
I wish you could smell the house right now!
I'm going to make a wreath with them, hopefully I will be able to show you the end result on Monday.
My dear one.. and Dayle. :-)
The conflict in downtown continues. Our Mayor, Ted Wheeler, went down to talk to the demonstrators trying to show support for their 1st amendment rights to protest.. and while he was there Trump's gestapo sprayed OUR MAYOR with tear gas! They also were dragging off women from the #Wallofmoms! Then they doused the medical supplies used on the victims of Trump's thugs with pepper spray and also doused all the food and kitchen items being used to feed the demonstrators.
Our so-called president is attacking US citizens in our city. Now he's sending them to other states with Democrat leadership. Never in my life did I ever think someone elected to the highest office in our country would launch such an attack on his political enemies and his own citizenry in our country.
And before you tell me he's justified in doing this because of vandalism to the businesses downtown, yes, there is graffiti and some broken windows, and I do not condone that. But I maintain that our city can take care of itself and our police are not as aggressive and downright evil as these bullies he's sent to beat us into submission. We will not bow down and give up on our city and our country.
And so.. :-) Back to crocheting. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)