It's Saturday, it's sunny, and it's HOT.
The flowers are starting to feel the effects of all the heat.
We water constantly, but this time of summer, things start to look a little worn.
The Nasturtiums are ready to add their vibrant color, and oniony flavor to our salads.
The Hollyhocks are topping out. It's kind of sad to see them climb to the top, because I know their time is limited.
This mother hen, and her chicks are peeking out from under the bee skep. They like hiding underneath to keep cool.
I'm trying to slow down, and "see" all the beauty around me. It seems to go by so fast.
I'm hanging on tight, to every moment.
Even tho we've all grown and moved away....I still think about the times we spent at the cottage in the summer time.
Growing up was hard for us. Our mother was mentally ill. She was abusive in so many ways. She caused unforgettable hurt...but we always had each other.....my younger brother was my closest friend for many years. My older brother took me night fishing with cane poles that seemed to be ten feet long! Dee and Patti were my playmates...my three younger sisters could really be a pain,LOL, but I love them all. We understand...with no words spoken.
There are things I'd rather forget.....but times I will always remember.....the good times.
Here's to SUMMER....and the good times!