Posting for Silent Sunday:
Self is committed to making her front door as inaccessible as possible, lol. Hence, she packed her front porch with distractions.
Posting for the Weekend Challenge hosted by Weekly Prompts.
Posting for Hugh’s Views & News‘ Wordless Wednesday Challenge.
For the first time in forever, it is not raining.
Hello from self’s backyard.
Posting for Xingfu Mama’s Pull Up a Seat Challenge.
Self couldn’t wait to get back so she could start photographing her backyard again.
Backyard euphorbia. Posting for Macro Monday.
Didn’t think I could find an appropriate picture for the Weekend Street/Reflections. Until the rain started.
Thank you, bushboys world, for hosting the Last on the Card challenge. It is good to look back, to see where one has been, the past month.
Well, self has been where she’s usually been, when she’s home: her garden!
It is a work in progress. Every single one of the plants here (except for the plum tree and the photinia) was something she added just this year. She doesn’t have a gardener, so she does all the hauling of soil and all the planting, herself.
After at least a dozen failed attempts to grow a bougainvillea over the years (all her memories of the Philippines have bougainvillea), this year she decided to give it another go. After two months, the bougainvillea is finally starting to put out new shoots!
Thank you to Cee Neuner for hosting the Flower of the Day (FOTD) Challenge.
All Dressed Up rose is still going strong.
Wowee! What a Fun Foto Challenge. Thanks, Cee Neuner!
I love Cee’s gallery. I decided to copy her movement: from “wide view” to “micro”
Oh, what fun. It is summer, self’s favorite time of year. It is hot as all get out, self is wearing a muumuu, she even wore it to go to a dentists appointment, and her dentist complimented her and asked where she got it.
This is wildfire season in California, and as a matter of fact there was a fire quite near her, just off Edgewood Road. But that was handled in three days. There’s another, bigger fire in Yosemite which is hopefully on its way to containment. There is a drought, so everyone’s been asked to limit watering to two days a week. Other than that, it’s been a good summer. Self has raised three new rose bushes and a bougainvillea in her backyard. And she’s been reading, a lot. In the past month: four Dr. Ruth Galloway mysteries, two Gone novels, Book One of Adrian Tchaikovsky’s The Final Architecture trilogy, and Where the Crawdads Sing (she’s still not sure if she’ll see the movie).
The guest host for this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge is solaner, and the prompt is SUMMER VIBES:
- Show us your favorite activity (yes, chilling is also accepted as an activity in this context) in summer. In my gallery below, I have some of them as inspiration: biking, mountain climbing, hiking, swimming, diving, sailing, surfing, kite-surfing, beach sailing, chilling, bbq-ing, beach partying, traveling, sightseeing, reading, dreaming, loving, dancing, and I’m sure, you’re finding lots more like i.e. Midsommar in the Scandinavian countries or the White Nights
Here are three little glimpses of self’s Summer of 2022:
- Her backyard — Roses are blooming!
- Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park, which has such beautiful gardens! The bougainvillea is gigantic.
- Café Wisteria — She celebrated her birthday (Bastille Day) there last Saturday, seated in the courtyard. That’s the best thing about having a birthday in July: you can celebrate outside!