Mostly sharing a few pictures.
Summer is well underway. Though nothing much is happening. A shortage of funds has us hanging close to home. There is a neighborhood to ride bikes in and a pool to swim in. My children are so stir-crazy they were ready to come with me to the funeral home for the funeral of a friend of my sister-in-law today.
I love my camera's zoom...the squirrel was running away from an attacking bird on the neighbor's roof.
Was trimming shrubs the other day. All was well until one of these ^ horrid things stung me. I retaliated with wasp spray. A paste of vinegar and baking soda on the sting did amazing things. It was almost gone the next day.
Dear husband and I survived our first joint counseling session yesterday. We got a few hurried tips on communication techniques. I guess for us to practice them, we will actually have to have a conversation of some substance. There is so much I would like to tell him, but I hesitate because I don't know what the reaction will be. It is emotionally safer to keep it to myself. But the journey begins with a step, and we have taken it.
These roses are about 8 feet in the air. There bush is obscured and over-shadowed by a lemon tree. But the rose didn't give up. It reaches - up, up, up - until it breaks out over the citrus tree. Beautiful. There is a lesson in there somewhere about not giving up - right?
Looking up. The palm tree has what we guess are seeds or seed pods.
We saw a bird building the nest in the shrub next to the garage the other day. Today, son #1 (who is taller than the rest of us) peered in and saw eggs. I held the camera up high and aimed down.
And that is the excitement we are dealing with for now!