The world is pink out front and I love it! When the Phlox is displaying in its’ full splendor, the front yard becomes a sea of pink. On bright, sunny days, it actually casts a lovely, pinkish glow, in the living room, through the windows. The bees love the Phlox, as do the many species of butterflies. We’ve only seen a few stray butterflies so far, as they have yet to come in full force. We were given a load of different flowers from our dear friends, Tricia and Daisy Wilhoit. We spent a couple of hours at their beautiful home, this past Saturday, digging up all of the flowers and enjoying a great visit with Tricia. Most were planted by the time the sun set later that evening.
We were most excited and happy to welcome back our dear neighbor friends, Paul and Norma Reynolds, this past week. They have been away for four months while Paul had a double lung transplant, and is now doing great! About a dozen of the neighbors worked in their yard one morning recently, cleaning it up and planting some new flowers to welcome them home. Some made casseroles and desserts, while others bought a few groceries to be there waiting for them. The evening they returned home, nine of us were there on their top deck waiting to surprise them. As they drove up balloons, the few that had survived the day, and pieces of brightly colored paper spaced out, that read “Welcome home” as they drove down their long, wooden bridge, welcomed them home. They were then greeted by our group cheering them on. It was a great memory for all involved.
Wes’ parents, Jeanie and George, along with our sister-n-law, Karen, arrived yesterday afternoon and we enjoyed a wonderful meal at our favorite restaurant, Lemon Grass, being joined later by friends Tricia and Daisy. We all left quite full having enjoyed another delicious meal and much pleasant conversation. They will be visiting for the next week.
Wes finished his painting “Fishing the Wreck of the Elizabeth Lee” this past week. This piece was painted from a photo taken on a visit to Florida, a couple of years ago, at the Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs. If you look really close you might be able to spot the three very tiny people in it fishing. We also did something new with this image, thanks to an idea from fellow miniaturist, Barbara Freeman. We’ve added a “vanishing penny” to the image to give the sense of scale. We think it’s an improvement from the regular version.
Until next time ~ Rachelle 🙂