Speaking of which, here's some recent garden-y photos:
I love bumblebees. And my cosmos are as tall as me!
The front flower beds are nearly always my favorite. They're so easy--I end up doing planting the same annuals every year, some impatiens and coleus among all the perennials, but they all make me happy. And they all love this shady spot.
And here's that bed from the other side. Ignore those weeds, please. I'm really not a "kill kill kill" kind of girl. Unless there's poison ivy popping up. And then that stuff will BURN.
Some potted things on the front porch.
I need to take some good photos of the living room now that it's painted and done. These will have to do for now.
It makes our Barbara Coleman pop, huh?
These were taken right after we were done painting, so all the prep and painting crap is still laying around. It's gone now, replaced by other crap.
We found out we're having a boy and so far things are going great: I've been feeling good and trying to take it easier these days. Esther was hoping for a little sister, so she's not too sure about a brother. I told her both her father and I survived having a stinky little brother and she would too. She was not reassured.
I've been working on some new paintings for a portrait invitational show that the Blue is having in September--I need to post some photos soon! Maybe this weekend...