I drove to Sycamore today to visit my sweetheart. He is doing so well, adapting, participating and enjoying. I couldn't ask for anything more. As I drove both to and fro I noticed the abundance of wildflowers growing by the sides of the highways. I really wanted to stop and just snap away, but they always seemed to be in an inconvenient spot, ie no shoulder, or high fencing and I wasn't about to hop fences today...it is another steamy, hot, 90+ degree day. I complained all winter that it was too cold, too snowy, too cloudy....now I am complaining, too hot, too sunny, too windy, too humid. Is a person ever satisfied?? If it was perfect for me, it wouldn't be perfect for someone else...ahh human nature, gotta love us.
After taking my granddaughters out to lunch at Applebee's, yum love that place, they have the most scrumptious lunches and a simply delicious mini dessert, brownie with a scoop of ice cream drizzled with chocolate and topped with nuts for $1.00. Now I ask you, what can you buy for $1.00 these days, especially something that tastes this good? , I took Bailey to get her car and there happened to be a field of Queen Anne's Lace right next to the parking lot. Love all the stages of this glorious wildflower from bud to the gorgeous dried heads we find in the fall. I enhanced this with Kim Klassen's's new texture, July Magic, and added this to Lisa's Creative Exchange. Please come and oogle at all the lovelies at Lisa's site here.
It's hard to believe that this is one of the stages of the Queen Anne's Lace...it has those tiny purple buds that open up to the wonderful white flowers that dance in the breezes of summertime.
And at last the full-blown blossom. Nature has blessed us with these beauties that return time and again to grace the fields of summer time.
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day.
-Native American Proverb
Until next time.......