In leiu of writing a lot of uninspired drivel today, I'll just leave you with some pictures I've taken over the last week or so with some brief context. I'll be back for real sometime next week. I hope everyone is well and enjoying the start of summer! (Or winter, if Sarah is reading)
Our beautiful niece and her husband were visiting family in North Carolina last week. They made a special trip down to Florence last Friday afternoon to see us. They currently live in Portland, Oregon, where Melissa is finishing up law school. It was so good to see them! And as you can see in these photos, Marco, George, and Poppy were thrilled to see (or in Poppy's case, meet) them, too.
Speaking of Poppy...
What a sweet, smart dog she's turning out to be. George is starting to have fun playing with her, too. Who can resist this face?
On to a couple of garden pictures. My tomatoes are starting to flower, and I'm still getting bagsful of beautiful fresh lettuce.
My bee balm is over 4 feet high, and it's about to flower. The zinnias have a few buds getting ready to open.
And finally........Marco! I know he has more fans than all the rest of us put together out there. :) Here he is with a little "snuggle teepee" someone sewed for him...and then another photo of him on the porch the other day.
Yes, Marco is a superstar!ReplyDelete
What nice young people, your niece and her husband. Every success to her law career.ReplyDelete
That Poppy is just too cute! I wonder if Marco is feeling upsurfed by the new star?!?!?ReplyDelete
Your Toms look so healthy, I see a great crop ahead. Lucky you!ReplyDelete
I lived in Florence, Bennettsville, and Lake City…taught school in Bennettsville and Lake City…loved it…moved to be nearer family…where do you teach?ReplyDelete
Thank you for the Marco photos. He is a star but those adorable dogs are too!ReplyDelete
The garden is thriving and the kids are, too. What wonderful pictures.ReplyDelete
Great pictures, thank you (and your niece!) for sharing them here.ReplyDelete
Your garden is doing so well!
I am sure one of the first things you'll do when your seven weeks off start is adding a picture of Poppy to your side bar. That "laughing" face of hers would be perfect for that!
Everyone looks so happy in the pictures. Even your tomato plants are smiling. Bring on the summer holidays.ReplyDelete
The puppy might become more popular than Marco, don't let him know that. And I haven't planted any veggies up here yet. Maybe this week.ReplyDelete
Love the photos! Poppy looks so happy! I'm looking forward to summer too, believe me. :)ReplyDelete
Hang in there. We are here. Beautiful pictures, Jennifer. Full of life.ReplyDelete
Glad you will have a break from school soon. You deserve a rest!ReplyDelete
Tell your niece to stay and enjoy the weather as it is raining here in Portland.ReplyDelete
My friends in ed are saying the same thing; they are SO ready to be finished. It's been a tumultuous year. You have such a green thumb!ReplyDelete
Ah, Marco. Always steals the show.ReplyDelete
Hello Hello - Fabulous Update - Totally Dig That Face As Well - Looking Forward To Following Along This Summer - Sending Positive VibesReplyDelete
what a nice life you have...love that..ReplyDelete
Great photos Jennifer.ReplyDelete
7 weeks! I hope each one is filled with good things.ReplyDelete
Well, hello there, Marco. Since I am new to your blog he's new to me. I love him and look forward to more about pretty MarcoReplyDelete