As this is the first challenge of the month, we also change out our Guest Designers. We say a fond farewll to Darnell and say hello to Karen (Snippets) who is joining us as Guest Designer for the month of June.
On a personal note:
The weather has been glorious the last couple of days. It's been in the upper 70s, the sun has been shining and, although it has been humid, it has been glorious.
Things are moving along in the garden. Some of the shrubs were planted today and, although we won't get full enjoyment out of them for a couple of years, they should still provide some food for the birds later in the year. In a couple of years they will also provide shelter and a place to make their nest.
Let's take a look at some nature shots.
Here's a shot I got of Mommy and her babies. My... how they are growing! She really is a good mother!
I have to share a photograph of Niles and Daphne wandering through the grass. Just before I took this shot, Niles had tried to kill his opponent who, just happened to be him! I had forgotten to close the curtains in the basement and he saw his reflection in the window. Lou and I were in the garage assembling furniture when I heard him calling and then THUMP. THUMP. THUMP. It was such a forceful thump, that I could feel it in the garage, which is a long way from the back of the basement. I rushed through the house and onto the deck to stamp my feet over his head and scare him off and then had to go and clean all the blood off the window. I won't forget to close the curtains again!
Now, this isn't a wildlife shot, but I did want to give a shout out to Lou. The deck looks awesome!
Doesn't that deck floor look fabulous? It's such a gorgeous rich color and he did a 1000 times better than the professionals who did it the first time! This weekend we will be painting the railing and, hopefully, they should be coming in to do the underdeck next week.... hopefully. The concrete is done and Lou is painting it, and that was the last thing we had to do to prep for the screening.
This shot also shows how the trees are in full leaf and are looking fabulous. It really is wonderful to see so much green after such a looooooong winter :-)
I'll be back on Sunday morning with my Paper Players card. In the meantime, thank you for visiting and for your comments and emails. I really do appreciate them.
Warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.
- Card stock: Soft Sky, Basic Black. (SU)
- Stamps: Special Delivery and Special Delivery sentiments (PTI)