I haven't been doing much blogging of late. Truth be told, I've traded in my laptop for pencil and paper. Now that summer is here, my morning ritual is to have coffee on the back porch and write in my journal, while the kids and the old dog sleep in. Lilly, our puppy of 6 months, is my companion, she's so happy to have someone to keep her company in the back yard.
I've also been suffering from a case of writer's block. It's hard to believe I'm in my third year of blogging. Some days, it seems I've covered just about everything and have nothing left to say. Haha, don't get your hopes up, (you know who you are), I'll always have something left to say!
In the meantime, I've downloaded my camera, and here are some photos of what's been happening Over the Back Yard Fence, since summer started.
Believe it or not. . . these roses are all on the same rosebush. It's called Joseph's Coat and it is growing nicely up a trellis in the back yard.
My daughter decided she wanted a different look for her bedroom, so I took the white antique dresser that looked so cute in her old "cottage style" bedroom, and jazzed it up a bit, painting it a soft aqua.
I LOVE this color. It just makes me so happy, at the top of the landing, right outside my loft. And, yes, we do use the old typewriter. I've found that even kids who think they hate to write, can't resist pounding out a story or rhyme on an old typewriter.
I've been garage saling up a storm on Friday mornings! This old ottoman (five bucks!) is one of my best finds: I'm going to make a slipcover for it with the fabric, which will match the valance and this chair, another garage sale redo:
And, summer wouldn't be summer without lots of baseball. This is Luke, pitching on the field at Colorado School of Mines, his dad's alma mater. Kind of neat when things come full circle.
That's about it for now. How is your summer going?