Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Happy Fourth!

I added a few simple patriotic touches this year. This 48 star flag was an antique store find. I thought it looked good behind the red boots.
 Planted a few flags here.

 And just a single flag in the kitchen hutch.
 Here's a rerun of a vignette from the old house.
 Our front door at the old house decked out.
Last, I could not get this video turned so you'll have to turn your head. Next time I'll try to do a better job. Here's Bowie at the obstacle course at the  Dog Park. 
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It's been so hot here, I thought I'd do some painting in the office and doing some organizing in there. I'm taking a little blog break and will be back around the second week in July. Have a Happy, Happy Fourth!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Ordinary Days

 Not a whole lot going on at Brookhollow Lane this week. I found this cool gate when we were in Waxahachie awhile back. I had been looking for one. This one has a tag from the county where I live, so it had to come home with me.
 Not sure what I'll put in front of it yet, but I like it leaning on the fence.
 The crepe myrtles are blooming. This one is the prettiest shade of purple.

 This one is a lilac color. The hot pinks in my yard haven't gotten into full bloom yet.
 Here's a little collage of some of the flowers and trees in Seattle.
It's hard to act normal and cheerful, when such bad stuff is happening in the world. I'm thinking about you, Orlando. Something has got to change!
Leslie

Thursday, June 9, 2016

My First Trip to Seattle

We went on a trip to Seattle to visit oldest son.. I had never been there. What a great city!
 Got to see Pike Place Market. Hustle and bustle.Food, flowers, fish and anything you can think of.

 A wall of hot sauce on one of the shops. So colorful.
 Beautiful flowers all over the city. This was a huge wall of rock with succulents and trailing flowers stuck in the cracks. It was beautiful.
 Snoqualmie Falls out of the city. Breathtaking.
 A massive tree. The trees were gorgeous. I can see why they call it Emerald City.

 We ate and ate and went to breweries, saw many wonderful sites, beautiful greenery,saw beautiful views and wonderful neighborhoods of the city and did I say we ate. The best part was getting to see son in his new city. I loved it and can't wait to go back.
I'll leave you with a pic of my morning glories in bloom. They've reached the top of the trellis already. There are white, pink and purple all mixed in one plant. It is summer here and getting hotter each day. Hope you are having a great week.
Leslie