I have grandparents in town this week, so instead of computer time I have family time. :)
This afternoon was happily summery, and while hanging out with Grandpa and Grandma at my parents', I took some pictures of the beauty around me. (For the sake of privacy, I won't generally post family pictures here... you're stuck with flowers and cute little animals today.)
When my parents bought their new place last year, the place had to have rat dung scrubbed from the inside, and the outside was a tangle of blackberry bushes and ancient cars. In that short time, with no outside contract help, my family has brought about a great deal of loveliness:
...of which that's just a taste. And here's a close-up of the sweet peas in the background:
I am so planting some of these next year.
The chickens decided to look at me while I was out taking pictures:
and here's my current favorite part:
want want want.
Anyway, I hope to have a post tomorrow. I'll do my best to handle that... and get caught up on email and comments here and at The Hog's Head and everywhere else... I'll try. :)