Before heading out yesterday to work in the cool of the morning, I made a pot of cinnamon tea... taking half of it with me in one of the "to go" containers I keep on hand. The other half was poured into the cute vintage Thermos (it only holds a half pint), which kept it nice and hot when I came back inside to rest and have a little lunch.
We have one more day of sunshine today before rain is forecast... again. Normally I enjoy rainy days when I can get the household work finished and curl up on the sofa to read and listen to the rain outside the large living room window. However, one can get too much of even a good thing.
I need to take advantage of the good weather to continue working on our yard. I assembled one porch "container garden" on Sunday afternoon and planted the Phlox out front. Yesterday I got the tomato plants planted where we used to have our compost pile.
There was enough room left between the plants and the fence to sew some flower seeds that I already had on hand. It's a butterfly mix that would be lovely. We'll see how it grows.
Today I'll be trying to clear out last year's dead grass and "stuff" from the perennials such as the hostas and grasses. It rained so much in April, we were never able to clear the old before the new plants shot up. The picture above explains it all.
I should have mentioned in yesterday's post that the two pictures on the middle shelf are the wedding pictures of both our parents. My parents were married at age 40 and 44 (and yes, I look like Mom, as does Stephanie, as does Faith... with a little of each of our dad's looks thrown in for good measure). My in-laws were WWII newlyweds.
Every time I see our wedding photo, I think of how young we were! It is so 1970s, take a look at hubby's sideburns and long-ish hair (that was considered rather short back then). My bridesmaids all wore yellow princess style dresses with a white daisy print... the Flower Child look.
I do have a rather recent picture of us on the sidebar (scroll down to all the pictures). It's from the only church directory where we were given the image to use again. It's a few years old but one of my favorite pictures. We pretty much look the same except Christopher is now almost 6' tall.
I'm hoping by Thursday or Friday to have a post put together combining all the book and film recommendations from the I Heart Hobbit Houses post (including e-mails). I am looking forward to reading many of the authors who are new to me. Just in time for my spring-summer of "whatsoever things are lovely", as I wrote about in the last Sunday Afternoon Tea post.
If you have any other suggestions, e-mail me before Thursday and I'll add them to the list.