Wednesday, August 17, 2011

An August Day

The little fawns are growing, here's a picture of them on our neighbor's lawn.  One's quite a lot smaller than the other one.  Aren't they beautiful?  
Here's one of my lilies, they're always a bright, beautiful splash in the garden when they bloom.  That's the wonderful thing about growing flowers, there's always something to look forward to.
And the chokecherries are ready.  I used to pick them every August and make chokecherry jelly - every year, without fail, it's a tradition where we live.  Anymore, it's too hot to make jelly in August, Leonard doesn't eat it, and I'd much rather leave them for the birds.  Funny how you change, isn't it?   Diane

10 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

August is a good month for you all, isn't it Diane???? August here is a month that is usually hot --and people are anxious for Fall to begin. This August so far here though hasn't been too unbearably hot.. Hope that doesn't mean that Sept. will be HOT.... ha ha

Great set of photos.
Hugs,
Betsy

T's Daily Treasures said...

Things are looking very pretty where you are. Wouldn't it be nice if everyone would realize that they really don't need to do everything all the time? I've gotten to where I have become very laid back. Too much chaos in the world to create more stress in your home life, don't you think ???! Have a great day. Tammy

Pondside said...

I haven't picked chokecherries for years - but I remember the hot and mosquito-filled afternoons of childhood in the berry patch.
Those fawns are so sweet.

Angela said...

It's really beautiful there. I love seeing your little fawns.

polkadotpeticoat said...

I do remember the canning heat....the birds will be thanking you!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Oh my,these are all such beautiful pictures. My lilies have finished long ago and I miss their color. I used to make chokecherry jelly as well,but the birds get mine before they are even ripe.That's OK,saves me some work.

June said...

I leave them for the birds too Diane. We don't eat a lot of jelly or jam here, and it usually got too old before we could use it all up. When all the children were home though, it was a must to can and make jelly. Now I'm just too darn lazy!
I loved reading about Walter Jackson's life!!!!!
hugs from here...

Laurie said...

AWWW! The fawns are so pretty! What a treat to see them out the window. The lilies are beautiful and the cherries have my mouth watering Diane!

Name: Amanda said...

I remember eating your chokecherry jelly EVERY year. I loved it. Still do. I understand though. As for the other two pictures . . . BEAUTIFUL! love you, Bean

mudderbear said...

Love the pictures.