I forgot to bring my “real” camera with me when I went out in the world today. It was a spectacular day. Bright, warm, breezy, and full of life. I took some iPhone photos of stuff in the back yard, though. There’s a pot of pretty chrysanthemums at the turn of my little walkway.
And this is a sort of scraggly peony bush, but the petals are still rich and velvety.
The little irises are starting to bloom. They get a lot of sun, really they do.
My primary mission today was to take these packages to the post office and send them on their way. My secondary mission was to stock up on provisions. The Summer People will be arriving for the holiday weekend, and I need to be prepared to go from home to work and back home with as little extra interaction with them as possible. That includes standing in line at the market as they order five pounds of lobster salad while speaking to the nanny on the cell phone, when all I want is a piece of chicken or a quart of milk.
I’m being too harsh. Actually, I look forward to the excitement, and the favorite customers I haven’t seen since last year, and the boost that we all get from the presence of so many people. I’ll grumble about rudeness, disrespect, and lack of basic manners when the weekend is over and my rose-colored glasses are all scratched and wonky!