I may have meltdown moments but I also have a great deal of gratitude in these days of Covid-19 as we isolate in the north (more or less -- we go home now and then). That gratitude extends to all of you. I was inspired by the stories you shared and the encouragement and support on my last post. Thank you all -- and please, wear your masks, wash hands and stand back a little!
For the most part, it has been sunny and hot. That's perfect for playing in the lake!
And it's Michigan sweet cherry season. This is the best part of any summer -- those glorious, succulent sweet cherries.
There are plenty of books to read....
....and no shortage of things to paint!
I finished my puzzle, with the help of Rick for the last 50 pieces or so. Time to do another, but right now his "office" is on the puzzle table!
There is plenty of beauty around -- like this pretty glorious butterfly!
This sweet bird look like it might be a young flicker. What say you, my bird friends?
Lizzie finds her own nature -- swatting at a tall weed on the other side of the screen! She may be the best, but she's not the brightest.
I was lucky to be given some zinnia (and other) seeds from blog pals earlier in the spring. Some are at home but some came north and are beginning to show their colors. Thank you!
Rick is working but also enjoying his bike rides.
And he provides me with a never-ending soundtrack of classical guitar.
If I have any one Rick regret it's that because he is more out in the world than I, we are keeping distance, even up here, with our own rooms and not hugging. That's the hardest thing of the covid. Maybe rarely I'll hug him from behind but it's not the same. Still, it's the thing we have to do to stay safe. But we're eating the same food, sit at opposite ends of the couch and are very careful. And when all is said and done and we're at the table (opposite ends) we're always pleased to toast the day.
Clouds may roll in....
Sunsets may be tinged with bits of light and color -- a promise that even when it's dark, there can be some beauty.
Meanwhile Queen Elizabeth sits on her throne.
We are blessed.
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