YOU can't get much fresher than this. "Or-e-gun" strawberries picked by hand and delivered to you, from the bucket to the camera to the computer. I have a dish of them right now next to me with ice cream and I am happy!! Thank you to my neighbor Sylvia for sharing with us.
She also shared a picture of her air plant, which is blooming right now. I don't think I've ever seen one in bloom (don't the flowers look sort of like fuchsias?) and these small things amaze me. Sylvia's little horse planter is very cute, too!
When we were outside in the garden, Sadie came around with her Frisbee. She wanted so much for someone to throw it for her so I did and almost hit Sylvia. But Sadie is an older dog and doesn't really need to be running around showing off any more. Ah! Yes, I think I know how Sadie feels. (You want to but you just can't.) My sister and I were talking about how we used to run so fast and now there are certain body parts that just don't want to do that anymore.
Sylvia and her husband Dave live west of us, down the street, and there is a lot of sky. I was remarking on how I loved these evenings of light, which soon will be turning back the other way. I think the summer solstice is sort of a sad time, when we begin saying adieu to a little bit of light every evening. But right now there are still magnificent sights to see at 8 p.m. - like this western sky.
And here is our little garden, pulling along without a lot of sky. Trees to the east and trees to the west, there is only a certain amount of full sunlight it gets each day. But we will be happy no matter what. The Mister put in more beans so they will continue growing throughout the season and there is a full tray of basil seedlings. Many, many seedlings. Makes me smile thinking of the pesto it may be one day!
I worked on my tree painting tonight (see earlier post). I'm making additions and "corrections" and desperate to finish it up the way I've envisioned. Thanks for all your comments - femminismo.
p.s. Late addition: self-portrait Wednesday!