Gorgeous day today filled with billowy white clouds against a brilliant blue sky!
Digging out the Independence Day decorations and everything else red, white and blue.
Joan of Anything Goes Here just reminded me that she is having a Vintage 4th of July Blog party so I am linking up and if you want to see more red white and blue....that's the place to be!
Took a road trip to buy some supplies and detoured to a few little shops... ...as always, found some goodies to bring home. I will try to get those bits and bobs photographed tomorrow morning to share with you all...
I found this painting at the thrift store last week... I didn't buy it right away... The volunteer workers recognized that it was worth a bit more than their usual fare... ...and so I hesitated. But he is compelling... Happily, I came to my senses and went back for him.
Another something I couldn't resist at the market today...
All is calm.
All is bright.
Today was a mixed bag of weather conditions... ...some rain...some sunshine.
I was able to work on another collage this afternoon.... ...I am enjoying this time to create and experiment with art immensely. I know how lucky I am. :)
Looking at all those beautiful young faces this evening as they accepted their diplomas and congratulated each other on their high school graduation...
I started thinking how sometimes life really is like a bowl of cherries... ...these enthusiastic graduates are looking ahead to a future bright and sweet with possibility...
...and then sometimes life gives you a lemon...
...a problem or situation that you don't feel prepared to handle... ...sometimes you get the bitter with the sweet...
And so it is with every family... I am feeling grateful tonight for time this summer and hope to be able to make some lemonade out of those lemons... I will be heading to the lake tomorrow to spend some quiet and quality time with my Mom and Dad. Time is a gift!
This variety can display up to three different colors of blooms, varying from white to light pink to a darker, reddish-pink. Often there will be a cluster dedicated to a single color, and the very next cluster will produce flowers of a different color.
A busy day tomorrow... My nephew Joseph graduates high school...
He is the Salutatorian of his class!
Way to go Joe!
P. S. - Thanks for all the cold summer salad recipes! They all sound so delicious! We will be busy fixing them and trying them out over the next few weeks! I hope you try them too! :)
To live content with small means.... To seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion.... To be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich.... To study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly.... To listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart.... To bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never.... In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common.... ...........this is to be my symphony.
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