Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Is it Summer Yet?!?!?!

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

I know most of North America is sweltering but here in the Pacific Northwest we are still waiting for the Summer to start, we were teased with some unusually nice weather over the 4th July Holiday Weekend and then it has been very gloomy ever since. :(

Anyway before you ask, No, I haven't been in the witness protection programme or travelling the world taking stunning photos (in my dreams :)

What I have been doing is going on a little vaca, where, believe it or not, My Hubby and I ended up having a rather heated argument with some really rude, noisy, inconsiderate neighbouring guests and then the equally rude inconsiderate B. & B. owners and having to move from where we had been staying and looking for somewhere else to stay at Midnight, Oh Joy! Actually, once we had calmed down, it was a much nicer location! Whew! Disaster averted! And no lives were lost, YAY!

As with most Summers, the population of our home rises and falls with the tides. One Son was leaving as the other was returning from college and interim visits from their sister to celebrate B.Day etc., has kept me busy with the very exciting chores of lots of laundry, cleaning and cooking :)

Although, everyone helped with the cooking, so some great family meals with lots of conversations, fun and consumption of wonderful wines made for lovely memories. :)

People refer to us as "Empty Nesters" but I do not see anything empty about this nest, yet! (He! He!)

Anyway, in amongst the fun and games of teaching my Son to cook before he returns to college, of course he has the basics down, like picking up the phone to order pizza or chinese food, making mac and cheese, mash potatoes and walk across the street to the 24 hours Taco Bell (He! He!) I have actually managed to take a few photos, so before I forget and go back into the witness protection programme, I thought you might like to see some of them :)

Click on the photos to see larger images :)

Mauve Rose from my Garden :)

Fuchsias (hanging basket in my garden) SOOC

Birds on a Wire, I have been wanting to take a shot like this for a long time :)

Poppies (SOOC)

Lovely Rose, in my garden (SOOC)

Snowball Bush in my garden :)



Swinging At The Fair :)

Snowball Bush, with a little colour change :)

Wisteria in my garden (SOOC)

Aster in my garden (SOOC)

Poppies in Southern Oregon (SOOC)

Peony in my Garden :)

More Birds on Wires as the Sunsets :)

I hope you are all having a wonderful Summer and staying cool :)

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.