Friday, June 14, 2013

On the Home Front: It's Summer!

Here's my idea: a short post every now and then, with a few photos, of what's going on in my life besides scrapping. I'll call these On the Home Front, so you'll know what's coming. Seems a better title than "upcoming attractions of possible future scrapbook pages".

Now that warmer weather is finally here, these two spend most of their days watching the great outdoors. That means birds, especially hummingbirds, chipmunks, squirrels, rabbits and ducks. Sometimes our backyard looks like a scene from Bambi.

We didn't do much planting this year, but focused on getting a good layer of mulch on everything. I like this division of labor. He works, I take pictures.

But since Phil is the photographer in the family, he soon put aside his shovel and rake and picked up his camera...

We don't have many flowers in bloom yet. Still waiting for the clematis and my shrub roses to open. I think everything is going to be late this year.

After 25 years, I officially retired from teaching piano this month. Which means this baby is ALL MINE. I like to pick a composer and focus on his music for the month. The composer for June is Debussy. July will be Beethoven.

How's the start of your summer going?

15 comments:

  1. A really nice "change of pace" type post. I like it.

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  2. great photos, i think it's a great idea to step back and snap pictures of the everyday!

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  3. Great photos, loving the kitties :)

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  4. Fun post, Sue. Great pictures. This makes me want to take next week off and stay at home. Beethoven is my most favorite composer! Post an audio of your piano in July!
    Nancy Jo

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  5. Great post, Sue. Looks like what goes on around here, minus the piano. :)

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  6. Looks like you have a great gardener there! Send him my way! Nice peek at life.

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  7. Love the bird photo, looks like a nice start to summer :)

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  8. Fun post - may have to do something like this on my blog!! Happy retirement and Gorgeous piano!!

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  9. Fun post! Oh, I wish I could hear you play. Happy retirement!

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  10. Oh my, we planted and mulched last week...so glad it is done!

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  11. Love, love your mix of photos Sue! Beautiful job!

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  12. Congratulations on the "retirement!" Hope you have a wonderful summer! I'm all set for the twins visit next week and a little traveling in July (our birthMONTH!).

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  13. Lovely little peek at what's going on in your world at the moment!
    Alison xx

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  14. Oh I like this new series, as much as I love seeing your scrapping, I do like a glimpse into blogging friends lives

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