Saturday, June 19, 2010

Summer dirt brings bounty and baths

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I am missing Caine, now that I have recovered from chasing after him. He's such a love, so happy. He would sit with me on the porch for coffee in the morning. Okay, he didn't stay long and I had to chase after him before he got in his pool , or the dirt.. or both in that order! I would at least get him dressed before he started the dirt thing...


Playing in the dirt with his toys and cars... his favorite..such a boy !
I saw this pay phone on our road/fishing trip to Floyd today. I took a picture of it, because I haven't seen one in ages! They are still out there !

Penny had a side swim in the pond...side swim because she can 'touch' bottom on the sides..


Belle prefers the full immersion.




The lily pads are multiplying, but no flowers yet! I think last count was ten pads.. in the picture , middle-ish to the left side near the fluffy green reeds...


The summer is in full swing,its so hot and humid, although it really isn't summer officially..and the veggies are really starting to come fast!
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I know what I will be doing in a few short weeks....Canning !!!! Tomatos galore!
We really need to get a freezer soon! Can't wait for the first tomato sandwich! The cucumbers are great, so crisp and fresh....
love the garden bounty!

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

fireflies

Clematis..and hummingbirds..
fireflies in the gloaming...do you see them?
They are like tiny fairies with flashlights...blinking so quickly ..

And a garden..it doesn't take much room...
everything is usable..
old chairs, and horse fencing that has snapped off..
twigs that were cut from my Harry Lauder's walking stick plant last spring..whimsical and fun..

But, fireflies in the late evening..when the bats start coming, and the hummingbirds rest...
Do you see them?
Have you gone out and checked?
Can you take the time to see the night sky?
.....
see the big dipper?
and there's the little one, too...
come on buddy, lets rest in Grandma's hammock...
listen to the tree toads,
hear the whipporwhill calling?
...
Important times for a child...
take the time, let your inner child come out...catch a firefly in a jar...
amaze your kids and grandkids with what is all around..free to enjoy...
make some lasting memories...

Adam's swing is still hanging waiting for him to return...
meanwhile, Caine can use it...a board on the end of a rope hung on the oak's branch...
such joy and laughter...so simple..
such memories....
I'm smiling, aren't you?

About Me

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union hall, S.W.Virginia, United States
Loving my Grandson, Caine.I work full time as a paraprofessional at Lee M Waid elementary school in Rocky Mount Virginia,in the Kindergarten class this year, following my one-on-one child, Kris.