we always joke about the morning after the
Fourth of July. we call it picking up in the war zone. our neighborhood
consists of loops and cul d' sacs. the neighbors in the cul d' sacs usually pool
their fireworks and put on their respective shows.
the plants around the front porch are beginning to bloom. the hydrangeas
and the day lilies are in sync. you can see the silhouette of our
Chocolate Gousse peaking out from the screen door.
the window at the foot of the steps (on my way to the back yard) displays my little
rustic ~romantic version of red, white and lavender blue.
nature's quiet fireworks at sunrise.
Grandma Elizabeth's pale pink firecracker fuchsia.
i brought cuttings from her yard to our home over 30 years ago.
the original plant would now be over 60 years old.
this bed of lilies is always in full bloom on the Fourth of July!
with the pick up finished, it's now time to take that last sip of French roast
and get ready for work! Summer has finally
arrived in the Pacific Northwest. It's going to be a perfect day!