Saturday, August 8, 2015

July Moments

Our month started with a trip to a small town in Pennsylvania to attend a wedding. Spending the 4th of July in a small town turned out to be more fun than we had expected. We watched fireworks from the bleachers at the local high school, watched children run and play on the football field and listened to music played by a local band, it reminded me of the 4th of July celebrations I used to go to when I was growing up.

July was filled with the simple pleasures that summer has to offer. We ate our dinners outside under a mosquito proof net when the weather permitted. We lingered after dinner at the table and watched the birds at the feeders and listened to all the summer sounds. The hammock has also been getting a good workout, I find it's a wonderful place to read or simply watch the birds at the feeders and daydream.

We still Face Time with the grands and love that we are able to be part of the small things, like loose teeth. We also had an opportunity to go on a  video tour of Shanghai when young son was traveling, it was beyond cool. Some of advantages to technology are being able to see loved ones that are far away, I am thankful for that.

Our garden is in full swing (flowers) and we are continuing with our weekly CSA, right now we are getting plenty of  tomatoes, corn, peppers and squash.

Our month ended much like it began, with traveling. My MIL and father were both hospitalized within days of each other, it required traveling to two states in four days. MIL is now back home and doing well, my father is doing better and hoping to be home soon as well. It was nice to have had some quiet down time in the middle of the month before life got hectic again. The Lord's provision don't you think?  Here's a glimpse of our July


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Your July looks and sounds to have been filled with family, friends, fun and beauty, plus good things to eat.

Have a wonderful August too ~ FlowerLady

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

That lighthouse - is that the new Cape Henry Lighthouse?

It sounds like you had a splendid July ... praying that your August will be as wonderful.

Debbie said...

i enjoyed hearing about your July....it all sounds just as it should. Perfect summertime activities and times. I am LOVING that hammock. We used to have one at the cabin in the mountains we had when I was growing up. I spent hours in that thing daydreaming and reading and listening to the wind blow softly through the tree leaves. Wonderful memories. Hope your August is good!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a great post about how your month of July went! I live in Pa. so I was wondering where the small town in Pa. was....Thanks so much for stopping by!! The dusty miller and the marigolds are considered to be vintage flowers and I liked that old fashioned look that they created in full bloom..


Cheryl said...

One can certainly see the Lord's provision in your calm middle-of-the-month. Sunshine and shadow characterized our July too. How comforting to know His guiding hand!

Patty said...

Very lovely July pictures! May August bring a bundle of blessings. I've enjoyed visiting!

Camille said...

Just beautiful...all of it!! I agree....technology is incredible and can be used for good things. How fun is that that you were able to visit Shanghai from your own backyard when your son was there in person! Yippee for down time in the middle of the busy times. Hugs to you! Camille