Wednesday, June 22, 2016

This and that

Oh dear, I have to do catch- up again. So much happening all the time but not really big events to blog. It's finally summer. In Virginia that means it's HOT. We try to do a good walk every morning but it means rolling out of bed very early.

It also means though the cup of tea on the front patio and enjoy flowers there. With a little time here and there I am happy that we are enjoying the results of some gardening. Of course there is always deadheading to do to keep the flowers coming.



No, these are not my roses. Sunday afternoon June 5 there was a garden tour in our community. We got a list at the Pavilion and walked. I was amazed to know that several neighbors actually enjoyed "real" roses.



We live in a 55+ community where we don't have to do anything outside our houses but some just do it anyway. It was fun looking at it.



And it's always fun chatting with the neighbors. It also gave us a good idea how we could make our back patio better.



Cut from our own garden.



One of our hydrangeas. Not doing so well. Just one flower.




But I did see a lodger.



I do enjoy this hibiscus. I decided to keep it inside. Amazing what a little fertilizer does! It did get totally out of shape last winter though so I decided to trim it drastically which is hard with so many buds on each branch. Since we will be away in Nashville and will not see the flowers anyway I think it's good timing. We bought rooting powder and I am trying my luck with what I cut off. I hope I can report on that later.



I spent some time in my queendom. This picture is one of the results. I tried it from a photo. Could be either a tablecloth or Christmas tree skirt. Have not decided yet.



We had promised our friend Julie to take her out for her birthday. With everybody so busy it was difficult to find a time. Wednesday June 8 was finally it (including dessert) right before ...





... a choir concert at St James Episcopal Church. Their choir is getting ready for a concert tour in England. All very enjoyable. Julie told us that her Aunt had sung with it ... a long time ago.



Sunday June 12 - surprise! The air conditioning in the church doesn't work. Service is outside in the memorial garden. Actually very uplifting!



Monday we suddenly thought to drop what we were doing and go to the VMFA. We are members and there was a special exhibition of works from artist Kehinde Wiley. Wow! Really really WOW! I have many photos (allowed!) but you should go and see it for yourself. I wished I could show all pictures here. Another reminder that we all should have impromptu fun.



The benches had books laying around and you could read up on certain pieces. Very interesting.



Tuesday we helped Sarah and Wade out by picking Caleb up from daycare.



He is a picky eater but a happy face helped.




Wednesday the 15th we were packing for Nashville. Time-out to hang up the beaver quilt (taking the cats to Nashville). We finally have perfected how to do this and it is very quick and easy. No ladders involved.



And that's it in a nutshell.


1 comment:

  1. We are really looking forward to the Wiley exhibit. Glad to get a recommendation!