Salutations! We’re in the midst of a lounge-y four day holiday weekend with lots of cooking, gardening, vegging out on the sofa, and biking and hiking in the nearby trails. It’s been a mix of sunshine and storms which we’re really enjoying. An afternoon storm at the end of a hot humid day is always a treat for me, as long as I’m already at home that is.
The storms roll in and pound us with rain and lightning, exiting as quickly as they emerge leaving sunshine in their place. It’s like watching the end of a superhero movie, you know that extra explosive action packed fight scene near the end. And as fun as they are to watch, I’m always relieved when they’re through.
Our hydrangeas are something else this year with all the rain and storms we’re getting. I’m so happy with them. They just keep getting larger and the blooms changing colors. And just when I think they’re about done, new blooms emerge. It’s so pretty to watch. I picked a variety of colors for this bouquet ranging from greens to blues.Let me tell you a bit about this vintage flag hanging here on our sun porch, it’s so special to my honey. I beg him to bring it out each summer and he watches my every move as I hang it to ensure its safety. I learned from a follower on IG that I was hanging it wrong and redid some of these photos with the stars facing the correct way. It was his grandpa’s that he brought back from World War 2. It has 48 stars and shows the years of time. We always think of Grandad Sam when it comes out each summer, and then I start thinking about all of our old people and how much I miss them.
ps These are a few of the recipes we made over the holiday weekend that are soo yummy: