After a few days of pouring rain the sun is back. Now it feels like summer! We're just relaxing a lot. :-) We all went out to Chinese dinner last night for Father's Day. Hayden ordered a Bento dinner and tried sushi! And he loved it! Yesterday afternoon I took Buddy out for a walk and snapped a few things with my iPhone.. so some of the images are a bit pixilated but I know you'll forgive me. :-) The volunteer pot of Sweet William is at maximum bloom.. love, love.
We have pots of lilies in amongst the ground cover of Creeping Myrtle and they're starting to open.
I pulled a chair up to watch for the new koi we have. I must say, the garden is lush right now and the sound of the waterfalls is like music.
I'm so happy our Papyrus made it through the winter. Kristi snipped all the old leaves off and so it's all new leaves now.
We love the Goldfinches that flock to our thistle socks.
We tossed in some koi food and all the fish came out to dine. Kristi got one little koi who we're worried about as it never comes out to eat and is very shy. She got Travis a fantail goldfish which is very pretty.
She got a new koi for me that is gold with grey markings on the back that remind me of a dinosaur so I named it "Dina". :-)
A bright yellow finch and it's browner girlfriend.
Our Curly Willow is getting rather huge. Fun story about it. My daughter took home a flower display sent to my Dad's funeral. She called me a week later and exclaimed that a branch in the vase had started to grow roots. I told her that she should put it in a pot of dirt and see what happened. She had it inside and it was doing well but my older sister told her it was a tree and needed to go outside. It was winter and the little leaves withered and she called me worried about it. I told her to bring it to me and I'd see what I could do. WELL.. that was 2002 and I planted it by our pond and look at what it's done! This is my Dad's tree.
Since we tidied house for my cousin's visit I thought I'd take a photo of the living room before it gets inhabited by legos. :-)
My son is a small bore rifle expert and met a fellow marksman at his job at Nabisco. He earned a 4 year college scholarship via his shooting and has been to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado several times. So, he now has a friend to go to the rifle range with. And of course he needed a new special rifle custom made for his endeavors. He brought his new rifle home and is very proud of it, it is totally custom built out of several parts that he's had made. He has assembled it for competition target shooting at 100 to 600 yards.
The windows are open and the birds are chirping. I wait all year for these nice days. I think I'll go out and watch the fish swim around. :-) What are your plans for the day? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)