Monday, 29 June 2015

The Joys of June

June 30,2015


Can you believe it, another month has whizzed by us. I had hoped the march of time would uncharacteristically  slow down somewhat.  Just to please me..... is that asking too much?!



I love the long evenings with sunsets  at 9-9:30pm and early sunrises around 5:30 am.... or so I am told!! There is something energizing about being out in the sunshine, and I have been taking full advantage of it to get caught up with garden work. It is only fair to add, at this point, that I refer to sitting on the deck and sipping a cold drink as "working on a suntan", but work, none the less.

Some of the weeds, aka, dandelions have come and gone and are being replaced by various and sundry others of their ilk, but upon closer inspection, the lowly dandelion has a beauty and symmetry to it, even in it's dying days.



Closer still, I have to marvel at the intricacy of the fragile seeds and wings, suggestive of a spider webs.



What June would be complete without the obligatory school closings and graduations.  We have four grandchildren progressing in their education  and we are proud as peacocks of all of them.  Our oldest, Rebecca, is going from middle school to high school in September.



One of  the flowers that display their incredible blooms in June is the beautiful Rhododendron. This one from my son's garden is no exception



Lastly, as I have stated before, I love sunsets and sunrises ( when I see them ) and was out driving in our neighborhood this week and saw this setting sun. Hope you enjoy it as well.


Cheers to July, and enjoy every minute of every day.



32 comments:

  1. Your granddaughter is lovely and the pictures and scenery is beautiful too! Have a great week! Teresa from NanaHood.com

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    1. Thanks, Teresa, the grands grow so quickly, don't they? But then again so did their parents...LOl.

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  2. Love your pictures. We always used to say dandelion seeds were fairy parachutes. I love to see dandelions in flower against the green grass. So very pretty.

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    1. Thanks, Jo. I love the image of "fairy parachutes" will remember to pass that one on to the grands.

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  3. What lovely photos especially the last photo, I like your granddaughters pose heheh! :-)

    Have a scenictastic week :-)

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    1. Thanks, Steve. She is a real sweetheart. Hope you have a super week.

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    1. It was a lovely day, and was glad I was able to capture it, Angela. Tks for stopping by.

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  5. Congrats to your granddaughter.

    Dandelions are so interesting to look at. They seem simple but are very complex.

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    1. Thanks, Patrick, It's weird, eh, that a simple weed can be so complex. ( there is probably a life lesson there, but it's way beyond me.) lol.

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  6. Lovely series of images. The Sunset is gorgeous. Congrats to your granddaughter. Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

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    1. Why thank-you, Eileen. Wishing you a great week as well.

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  7. Beautiful pictures and comments, Pat. A reminder to al of us to slow down and enjoy each and every Spring, Summer and early Autumn days. We all know too well how brutal and long our Winter's can be!

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    1. You are so right, Kathy, we need to take the time to enjoy the few months of "greenery" we get.

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  8. Seriously beautiful captures! I particularly love the sunset photo.

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    1. You are very sweet to say that, Diana. I appreciate the comment. Have a great week,

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  9. I would like time to slow down also. Seems like the older I get, the faster it goes. Your photos are amazing. Do you have a macro lens? I love the shot of the dandelion, and the view of your lake makes me want to be there. A grand in high school! Now life will be even busier for you.

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    1. You are so right, Marti, on many levels my life is even busier now than when I was "working". It does indeed seem to go faster the older I get, Have a great week,

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  10. Hi Y'all!

    Incredibly beautiful photos.

    Y'all come on by,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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    1. Hi Hawk, nice to meet you. Great pets you have and love the B&W photos. Have a super week.

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  11. Love every photo esp the dandelion clocks!

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    1. Thanks, Merlinda, hope your week is special. Glad you stopped by.

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    1. Hi Beth, glad you stopped by. I also had the chance to pop over and visit with you. Thanks for your comment and hope your week is spectacular!

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  13. I agree working on a suntan is hard work, especially if you're like me and all that work turns to freckles and red skin but still I try. Love your article and your photos. Congrats on your beautiful granddaughter - they definitely grow up way too fast.

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    1. Haha, Betty, I agree, it's the "down time" outside that I value most,and the sun does not help my skin..... but what can I say.... I enjoy it! Thanks for you comments. Hugs to you as well!

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  14. Rebecca is gorgeous.... ahhhh....to be young again! Love all the photos but the perspective on the first is beautiful!

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  15. Rebecca is gorgeous.... ahhhh....to be young again! Love all the photos but the perspective on the first is beautiful!

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  16. Thanks, Monica. Rebecca is certainly becoming a lady!

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  17. the flower is lovely, but your daughter is even more so! MID-july already...wow.

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    1. Ahh, Grace, how incredibly sweet of you. Thank you!

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