A slice of life from later in August ( compared to the earlier one HERE :)
I was quite surprised to find out that the grandchildren were starting back to school this week and not the next. When I was young we went after Labor Day. When my boys were young they might start a day or two prior to the holiday. This year it seems that the kids are starting quite early. Brent and Kate started in their school district on Monday and the other three start on Thursday.
Here’s Lily looking a bit fed up with one of the recent heat waves that we’d been having. “Look at me; I have too much hair for this humidity! ”
On another hot day, August 20th, there were two things going on. My DIL’s little niece Gracie was turning one, and I’d committed to attending the party weeks before. I set out for the party held at a local park and the temperature was 87 degrees in the shade at the time and climbing.
My son and DIL and family had to sit in the hot sun for a football game rather than attending the party, but doesn’t Javis look tough and mean and ready for it in this picture ? ( courtesty of DIL / FB )
They won their game :)
The party that I attended was held at a local park. We gathered at some picnic tables in a nicely shaded area. Close by was a playground for the older children, and across from us was an historic log house. Of course we went up there for pictures.
It was a nice location. Gracie’s parents had streamers and balloons hung on the trees surrounding the picnic tables and as hot as it was, we were shielded from the sun.
Here is a view of my Hyacinth Bean Vine from the front porch and some pretty skies on the evening of August 21 : ( one is a reflection in puddle from recent rains )
I forgot that I’d planted nasturtiums last year or that they come back, but am pleased to see them blooming so happily along with the other blooms. The yellow rose bush is blooming again with the russian sage encroaching upon it and needing tamed….
With a break from the heat, one of the day lilies on the side of the house began to bloom again, as she often does later in the summer….it’s such a treat to see her do this :) I imagine her saying that “I know I’m a June flower but I have a bit more in me that wants to shine before winter!”
Wishing you a happy week :)
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