This post by Jennifer Flaten
I am pleased to introduce our latest team member (drum roll) Sir Waffles. Sir Waffles might look young but brings vast experience in napping, chasing his tail and general cat menacing. Let’s give him a round of applause.
He is the reason I won’t have a very long post, that and it’s summer time and I have lots of outside stuff to do. We go new trees because of the street constructions so I spend an inordinate amount of time tending to those, along with all my other plants.
Between work and shuttling kids around (which really is a full time job) I haven’t enjoyed summer as much as I would like, but I changed that this morning.
For a couple days now the evening news has highlighted a local nature preserve, the Pope Farm Conservancy, that plants millions of sunflowers each year, along with some other crops. I’ve heard the news story, but not really paid attention. Until today, when I finally saw a picture on social media of this mass planting of flowers.
After trying to figure out if I could squeeze a trip there into my schedule I said to heck with the schedule and just decided to go this morning.
I want to give a shout out to my awesome kids who were willing to hop in the car and go out there with me.
We enjoyed the sunflowers and hiked one of the shorter trails and enjoyed the bees, butterflies and native flowers. I could have stayed for hours, the kids on the other hand, were ready to go after a mile walk.
So home we went, back to work and our kitten (and three other cats and Ginger dog) much happier and much more relaxed.
Now it’s back to work. My wish for you is that you make time to do something nice for yourself.
Lots of new jewelry listed in my Etsy store.