It has been a hot Sunday in Delaware. This afternoon, the thermometer on our deck registered 101 in the shade. It was a great day, though. Our Small Group was here for lunch. Certain Man grilled hamburgers and hotdogs, and the rest of the families filled in the gaps. We had seven layer salad, potato chips, baked beans, macaroni and cheese, green bean casserole, cottage cheese salad, homemade ice cream and fresh strawberries and cookies. No one went home hungry. It was good, good company. 22 in addition to our family, if my counting is correct. I didn’t take pictures. It seems like the more fun I am having, the less I think of my camera. I must get into a different mindset. Of course, my camera is missing right now, so I need to use one of the kids. They aren’t so anxious for me to clutter up their cards, so I went a got one just for me for little things.
Like flowers. I am having quite a good time with my flowers. I took a few shots tonight, but the lighting wasn’t good, and the camera wasn’t behaving, but here are a few for you to look at.
One of my favorite little containers.
This little oval planter has white verbena and a scarlet geranium in it.
The geranium was bought by mistake, thinking it was Coral.
But it was so pretty and so plucky, that I decided to put it on the deck on the table, and tucked the white vebena in beside it. The geranium looks pink here, but it really is scarlet.
This is our fence row with the hedge roses going wild.along it.
Certain Man put the smaller “half-fence” in this year to keep his peonies and these roses coralled a bit.
They so often fall over into the lane and the buses that come in and out each day would run over them.
I am quite pleased with the effect.
This is the corner of our little patio. There are begonias in the small ground bed, with the white barrel holding various annuals. The half moon flower holder is planted with coral and white geraniums.
I usually try to have a color theme for my window boxes and containers and flower beds — This year, the colors are coral and white out of deference to an upcoming wedding, but there are a few variations.
And once again, I thank God for Our Girl Nettie. She has been faithfully watering, keeping up with things, and reporting to me whenever she thinks something isn’t quite right. I want to get a picture of her and her water hose. Certain Man has fixed things so that it is easy for her, and she is really taking the responsibility seriously.
And so, life is moving right along — and, incidently, quite a bit faster than even my good friend Lucy_Ethel knows. (See Comment on the last posting) Actually, it was TWO years ago, Dear Friend, when you met Youngest Son and gave him a hug for me. It doesn’t seem possible that he has been out of REACH almost two years, and that he and The Girl With The Beautiful Heart have less than two weeks until they will be husband and wife. These are such exciting days, inspite of the busy-ness, and I don’t want to miss anything by lamenting over the energy and time needed by these days.
Thank you, so much, those of you who have prayed for me.
It is an unmitigated joy to have such treasured friends.