Pretty yellow butterfly
Sikkim Cucumbers (and my awesome pants! haha)
Little yellow wildflower (a perk of not weeding the garden!)
A quick little one-point perspective painting
My friend/coworker (who is a brilliant painter!) and I are doing a little collaborate painting. I started it, now she will add to it, and we’ll pass it back and forth until we deem it finished!
Bumblebee and sunflower
A turkey strutting in the playground at Forest School
In snake-tree news; Smoochie hosed out the snake-toilet (eww!!) Not sure if this disturbed them or not but we really couldn’t help it, it looked gross!
Farther up in the tree…I spy shed…
Snake skins! Wish I could’ve photographed this process as it happened!
The same tree…another day…another reptile!
A skink; and a fat one!
It scampered off into the snake hole!
I was diligently picking off all these squash bug eggs, but the squash vine borers eluded me and we lost most of the pumpkin plants. But there are lots of loofah gourd squash plants doing quite well. There’s always a bright side to gardening!
Missouri River valley
Here’s a shot of my organized and meticulous method of curing/saving garlic. Hahaha
A tattered butterfly resting on the deer fence
Floral on floral on floral!
A dragon’s egg cucumber
My study buddy at the library
A few weeks ago we had Vacation Bible School at our church. There were about 25-30 kids there which was a great turnout!
The theme was “Camp Discovery” and the teachers did a great job decorating the classrooms.
I was in charge of the arts and crafts! VBS was Monday-Friday 6-8PM; a very busy week!
A simple one-point perspective lesson
Following directions (as usual)
Doing whatever she wants (as usual) hahaha!
I love painting with kids, they are so creative and don’t second-guess the process of painting!
This was a great abstract piece by a 4 year old.
Snack time! (and representing Auburn; Aunt Spy’s alma mater)
The end of VBS ended with a water balloon fight; a long-standing tradition!
The teenagers filled water balloons all week; 1500 of them!
In baseball news…
The Knights are league champions!
Nana and my sister (visiting from FL!) at one of the games
Climbing in the playground at the ballfield
Watching warm-up in the shade (it was near 100 degrees at several of the games, whew!)
Hitting the trail
Paw-Paw trees. I have yet to sample a paw-paw (I’ve heard it tastes kind of like a banana).
Tiny bright red mushrooms
Pretty blue-purple wildflowers
The kids with Nana & Pop, who we enjoyed having in St. Louis the whole month of July! Golfing, tennis, swimming, movies, etc., etc….thanks for all the fun and good memories!
On to August!
But first,a good night’s rest under a blue moon!