I've been wandering around with the camera again. This picture of sidewalk chalk made me smile. I went over to my friend Sarah's house, and was greeted with this artwork. Looks like grand daughter Ember was over for a visit.
Poppies!!! I've been trying unsuccessfully for years to get poppies to grow here. They must be pretty tasty, because the leaves would come up and quickly be gobbled down to the ground. This time I think I just put so many seeds out there that they couldn't eat them all. The orange ones didn't do much, although they did come up and set seed, so there is still hope for next year. These pink ones are everywhere, and they are lovely.This is just another view of the pink balloon flowers, showing how they open into large soft stars. Maryanne just got some of the deep blue ones. I'll probably be coveting them soon.The sun is starting to go down, and the pink glow hits the top of the exhinacea. I love that time of day, when everything looks so soft and peaceful.Out on the back deck at sunset. Here you can see the chamomile, the vitex, the meadow mint, elderberry... and way across the field you can barely make out the pink blossoms on the mimosa tree. I sit and look out over the fields, and watch the cloud formations overhead. There is nothing between me and the sky; I am so far up here on the hill. Sometimes the house is in the clouds.
It is a perfect end of a perfect day.