July is winding down. Most of the berries are gone except for blackberries. And the corn and tomatoes are wonderful. My mother kept a large garden and I can remember many a summer day spent helping my mother can and freeze vegetables. It was hot in the steamy kitchen with no air conditioning. So we often ate dinner outside. On many of these days when we put up vegetables, dinner consisted of a big bowl of fresh corn on the cob and slices of heirloom tomatoes and cucumbers. I thought it was the best supper ever. And I still do.
Today's Lucy photograph is one that was taken a few years ago. We were hiking on one of our favorite trails and we stopped to allow the dogs to get some rest. I love this photograph because it shows just how much Lucy was enjoying herself. What a great day to be a dog. We should all take such pleasure in simply being alive and active.
The next photograph is one that someone sent to me and I have no way of crediting the photographer. But it makes me happy to look at it. And it is inspiring to see. A photograph that makes one smile and provides inspiration is a great photograph indeed. So I decided to share it.
These ladies are having such a good time in spite of their ages and sizes.
One of my favorite people, Fannie Flagg wrote the following:
Hazel had said, "If you're still breathing you're ahead of the game."
And she'd been right. Life itself was something to look forward to and so for whatever time she had left she was going to enjoy every minute---wrinkles and all. What a concept.
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND, EVERYONE
ENJOY THE SUMMER
IT WILL BE DONE TOO SOON