It seems such a long time ago since I got these shots of the roses at the start of June. I had to include them here to show you something pretty to look at! It hasn't been the summer of showing pretty pictures on the blog.
I went through my scant stash of phone and camera photos mostly to jog my memory of what I have been up to so far. If it weren't for Instagram I would have few "cottage" pictures at all. (I just grabbed this crate to gather roses and then saw what a great shot it made.)
But even Instagram (which is supposed to be easier) has turned out to be a big challenge for me. Not sure if it is a good fit, but we'll see. At least I always have my phone with me. I have hardly picked up my camera at all so far this summer.
The summer kickoff started with getting ready for the shop garden event. We loved getting these water cans lettered.
After the big event I have been AWOL from the shop a lot. But so excited to have visits there from some of you!
I have taken a stab at learning to take pics with my phone and editing them for Instagram. I also finally learned to download them from phone to computer. (I know. what took me so long???) In addition, I had a lot of computer problems with my new Asus. (Yes, I am naming names.) It drove me crazy the whole time I owned it. Finally after replacing the hard drive at my own cost (so that I didn't have to live without it by shipping it off) it heated up and went dark. I took it in to the Geeks and told them I had a lemon. They agreed, and Best Buy replaced my laptop at full cost. I wasn't paying attention, but it happened to be the VERY LAST DAY of my warranty! Whew!!!
I still manage to stop in markets wherever I travel and found this adorable child's tea set for five dollars!
But our grand girls have moved way beyond the "dress up and have tea" stage, so Granny Camp has taken a more vigorous turn for outdoor pursuits that keep people off of the gizmos once in a while. Not as pretty for photos, and almost too busy to stop for photos anyway.
My only daughter seems hardly more than a girl herself.
We are taking the girls in smaller batches this year and the three sisters had only two extra cousins this time. They love to pose of course.
But I love to get a ton of live action shots better. (In this case, a "ton" was maybe ten.) Some of you have seen these ladies on the blog since they were just babies. We were on a mountain picnic here.
On another trip earlier to see my two Texas grand girls ballet recital this is the only pic I managed to take (of the recital hall) before I got totally engaged in the show.
And on our recent road trip to Santa Barbara. this is the only photo I took just across the border to Arizona from New Mexico. I guess I was still feeling fresh! We cancelled our plans to fly because flights though Phoenix were being delayed and even cancelled due to extreme record high temps. One of our gasoline stops was at 111 degrees! Travel near Los Angeles was INSANE! Even a long way out traffic is C R A Z Y !!! And on the way back home we had a seriously close call in a blinding sand storm. OY!
SO. Pretty pictures needed! And nothing gets my heart rate back down quite like lots of white and gorgeous linens. (Tho chocolate helps!) :0)
A little time now to get a breather back home before MORE!
I plan to get back here on the blog before the end of July!
But who knows!?
I hope summer is being good to you too!