I am now the proud owner of a noisy new leaf blower.
And my front porch is free of debris.
I was lining up a photo of the crape myrtle, and saw the moon in the perfect position for a solo snap.
More from the garden on Saturday, whilst waiting for the hummingbird:
Crape myrtle against the blue evening sky.
I love marigolds.
The bee is feeding on the mint blossoms.
I waited a quarter-hour on Saturday evening, in near-perfect light, to snap this shot of my hummingbird:
Missouri Botanical Garden is open into the evening on select nights in July.
I packed the camera and a couple of lenses on Friday evening. Sadly, they prohibit tripods because of the crowds, so twilight photography is tricky.
The moon and Venus:
Reflecting off of the surface of a still pool of water.
Zinnia still life:
Climatron, Chihuly, and water lily pools:
Well, I’ve had a full week of ‘vacation.’
And yes, I’ve rested from my usual labours. But the daily tasks, and the catch-up tasks, continue.
dog washed and trimmed
garden in good shape, with elephant ears split and more annuals in various pots
yummy Asian chicken salad made and devoured
at-home office desk purged of piles
monologues memorized and rehearsed for an audition
travel home from NYC
dry cleaning delivered, collected, and stored
lessons taught and coachings given
music composed, and new-to-me songs read and digested
cooking shows watched and enjoyed (and let the weekly menu planning commence)
photos taken and new sites scouted
Independence Day duly celebrated with a movie and then some grilled meat
laundry accomplished; bedsheets changed; bathroom scoured
fresh Gerber daisies placed in one of two favorite vases, and adorning the living room
new cast albums heard and enjoyed (mostly)
cake made and most eaten now
dog walked more times than I can remember
The list could go on and on, and doesn’t seem like much other than daily life, but living a daily life away from the office for a couple of weeks is a delight!
Pic of Auggie post-grooming:
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A bit of morning rain yesterday left some lingering plops of water on the leaves of the elephant ear plant:
I’ve now divided this elephant ear (given to me last year as a gift, at about 6″ tall) into four more pots. She’s a grower. The original plant is now 4′ tall, and would be taller if I put her in the ground.
While I had the macro lens on the camera, I thought about a few other photos: