We are still here.
Our house hasn't sold yet.
We are in a more rural area and the market has been slow in our neck of the woods. We've reduced twice, planted some trees and shrubs, and tried to do some different staging in the house. Our realtor also updated our photos. But, here we sit. It will happen eventually, waiting isn't easy I have to admit.
In the meantime, we are trying to live our lives the best we can (without dirtying the house too much). Ha, ha.
Today we went to a "new to us" park; just north of Dayton. We walked a couple of trails and toured the gardens.
The "formal garden" was closed due to renovations, but it was pretty from a distance.
All the pretty summer flowers are in bloom. Hydrangea's have such an old fashioned beauty and romance to them. Don't you think? This one might be a limelight; but I'm not 100% sure.
More informal and naturalized areas were on the prairie trail. There were cone flowers and a variety of wildflowers. I think the yellow flower below might be in the sunflower family; it was on a very tall stalk that was bent over with the weight of it's flowers.
A perpetual summer pest enjoying the golden beauty. In my garden, I call them names; out in nature, they look different. It's hard not to appreciate their iridescent shell and they do provide food for the birds. (Can you find the Japanese Beetle?)
After a couple of tries, I was able to capture Mr. Butterfly. His wings were blue on the other side. He was quite handsome.
We walked over to a secluded spot with benches and I got a photo of hubby and dear son. He's growing up fast.
I'll round out the photos with a picture of "Blackie" taken earlier this summer; before she got her summer hair cut. "Bark-bark", she says "hi".
I hope, those of you still around, are enjoying a wonderful summer. I know my blogging has been quite lackadaisical. I have no excuses and lots of excuses.
Toodles for now!