Thursday, July 25, 2013

Mama Kat's Writing Workshop

Hi there!  It's been awhile, I know and I have been so neglectful of my blog in 2013 it's disgraceful.  I do hope to change that, starting now with a prompt from Mama Kat.

I've chosen to write about my top 6 favorite summer moments so far.  I don't know if I'll have 6 exactly, but I'll tell you about the ones I have...fair enough?

Alright, let's try this thing.....

1.  It was back in the spring, but I'll make it count anyway.  I love when it gets warm and all of my flowers start blooming and I can go out with my camera and take photos of everything coming to life.  I have this great big tree that blooms these gorgeous light pink flowers and I go in all different angles and even get underneath and shoot up at the sky through the blooms.  It's so fun, I just love it.

2.  Starting my herb garden.  I've been a little neglectful of it, and it looks a big pitiful, but I have basil, two types of mint, rosemary, oregano, and lavender this year.  I love the smell of my herbs and the heat, with the excess rain have really been making it difficult on a few of them but I still enjoy my plants.  I'll be drying them soon to preserve for the winter.

3.  Taking Sunshine to the dog park with my sweetie.  I thought I was going to die hiking up there, it was freakin hot as Hades, but once we got to the dog park it was great.  I let Sunshine off the leash, and with the exception of a much younger dog trying to sniff her booty, she really loved it.  It tuckered her out though.  I didn't think she'd make it all the way back.  My poor baby is getting old and her hips and back legs really give out from under her when she's tired.  Chris had to pick her up and put her in the car.  I think she enjoyed it though - we'll just have to go on cooler days.

4.  Going to the park in the mountains with Chris.  We went up the Blue Ridge Parkway with a group from church and since I'm not a hiker, we stayed behind and just hung out.  There was a creek nearby that we went to check out and there was a group of about a dozen butterflies hanging on the bank.  They would scatter and then there were butterflies flying all around was just amazing!

I'm going to leave it at 4 for now.  The summer is far from over, and we have plans to do lots of fun things before it ends.  I don't want to end my countdown quite yet.

Hope you enjoyed my list, what have you been up to this summer?