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My daughter, Heather was sitting at the table talking to me and I thought she looked cute in her hat. I made her sit while I snapped some pictures. I like the look of this one, even with the one sunspot shining on her face!
Heather came home from a wedding with some bubbles, and after blowing them once, we found Oliver just loves them. He tries to catch them, and once they are gone, he looks at Heather and meows for more. Funny cat!
A common saying from the farmers around here is "knee high by the Fourth of July", which is talking about how high the corn should be by that date. This year the corn is considerably taller, after lots of rain this Spring, followed by lots of sunshine! I don't know why this old tractor was sitting in the cornfield, but I liked the greens of the corn and tractor, next to that blue sky, so I pulled over to take a picture.
I spent the day at a campground along Lake Michigan, where my sister was spending a week. I noticed all the fencing placed along the dunes to prevent erosion. This one isn't doing so well, but I love seeing that weathered gray look against the dune grass.
This is the Chime Tower at Longwood Gardens. There is a spiral staircase inside that you can climb and come out the back of the top. There are old chimes that play inside. There is a small waterfall to the left of it. What a beautiful spot!
This is another picture from Longwood Gardens. One of the things I enjoyed at the gardens was the way that all the doors and windows were made unique and decorative. This was one of my favorite doors there.
Happy Fourth of July! Those of us in the USA are celebrating the birthday of our country today. This is another barn we saw while in Pennsylvania and I thought it was a good one to share today. These old barns make me think of our hard working ancestors.
I am a Christian wife, mom to 5 and Grandma to two adorable little girls. I have 2 daughters and a son who were born to me and 2 sons who joined our family by marrying our daughters. I have been married to a wonderful Christian man for over 30 years. I work as a nurse at a long term care center, where I am blessed to get to know many older people and their families.