It's been a while since I've posted about life at home. I find myself so behind in writing about our travels and have been playing catch up. I still have not finished posts about our trip in 2017 to England. I will try to finish those posts, but also write about life at home.
Though it may not seem to you we love being at home, we really do. I recently put a new valance in the kitchen. I use red and white in our kitchen so the red and white Buffalo checked curtains suit it well. Vermont Country Store recently acquired the Country Curtains line. If you are looking for them they are now there.
Summer has whizzed by this year as does every season seem to do now! I must say that by late August I'm ready to say goodbye to the hot and humid weather. The most glorious season will be here soon and I am so glad! My prayers go out to all that have been affected by Dorian. The news photos are just devastating.
Our youngest grand turned 15 in August. We all got together and celebrated at a seafood restaurant. Miles loves food and especially seafood!
The grands are now back in school. Our eldest began his junior year of college and the middle is a junior in high school, and the youngest is a freshman. Wow!
In the garden I've had to water more often than I'd like. Without additional water plants in our pots would perish.
Our miniature rose, Popcorn, finally treated us with a blossom.
Butterflies have been abundant in our garden as have the birds and bees.
We unfortunately have had a large yellow jacket nest take up residence in a birdhouse. Grayden had to get rid of it to our dismay. They are so aggressive and were really close to our patio.
We still have an abundance of bumblebees that love visiting the blossoms.
I have a fascination with dragonflies and enjoy seeing them flit about the garden. I've been unable to take a photo of them as they seem to be quite busy. This little fellow treated me with a long pose on the trellis.
I find I never have my camera in reach when needed, but sometimes I get lucky and remember to take my camera to the patio when we have afternoon tea.
A very large turtle visited us recently. Grayden almost stepped on him while making a trip to our compost area.
We are now having some days that tell us that Autumn is coming! The long shadows tell us the seasons are beginning their change. I love living where the seasons change.
Seeing the baled hay reminds me that soon we will be seeing more changes. Can you see changes where you live?