Once again, we’ve had a busy week with yet one more quick trip to Atlanta among appointments and planning a big event that was held yesterday. I’ll have more on that for you in a day or so. In the heat this week, my daylilies decided it was time to start their show. I got out early one morning before the heat hit to get a few photos. This peach one with the yellow throat is huge. I like the ruffled edges of the petals.
Nearby, a dark purple one is blooming.
I thought I had pulled up all the orange ones, but this one came up this year as a volunteer. Too bad I couldn’t put it to work, LOL!!
The deer stopped by to munch on my hostas. I have so many that I won’t miss a few blooms or leaves. This time there were two young ones, probably both female.
They do have a good appetite, but they left fairly quickly. I’m sure they will be back, now that they know where tasty treats can be found.
Speaking of tasty treats, I was able to pay back a kindness this week in a way that very rarely happens. When My Sweet Babboo had surgery in April, a dear friend sent us a basket of food, something that touched my heart and was so very helpful. We made several meals out of the goodies he sent, so nice when I was exhausted at the end of a day. Well, this week I found out that my friend had to have surgery last week, and didn’t tell anyone. So, I got busy and bought some things for quick meals.
Then I added some creamy peanut butter, blackberry jam, fresh blueberries, cranberry white cheddar cheese to eat with rosemary and olive oil crackers, a log of summer sausage and chocolate cookies.
Then I piled in fresh apples and peaches, both I think he likes, enough to fill all the space I had left in the basket. Peanut butter on apples is a great snack.
I pulled out a card I have on the shelf for just this kind of quick need, and wrote a message of support inside.
Then I put it all in a cellophane bag, topped it off with a couple of bananas, and tied it with a wired ribbon bow.
We made a call to be sure he was home, then jumped into the car for a quick trip down to SC to deliver it. He was happy to have the support, and was delighted with the contents. I have to say, if you know someone that has had surgery, easy to prepare food and things to snack on for days is a great gift. I know because it meant so much to me when we received one.
We were relaxing after dinner that night, when my eye caught some movement outside. A bear was snuffling around the base of the bird feeder. We have it up to high for her to reach, but she was trying to shake it down by pulling on the pole. I grabbed the camera, and My Sweet Babboo pointed out she had two little bitty cubs with her. You can just make her out beyond the railing, with one of the little ones.
As we opened the door to get a better photo, the noise scared her away. Look closely, you can see her face over the top of the railing, with her lighter nose. She ran toward the garage with the second cub on her heels. He is so little! But you can get an idea of that in this shot. The mom is small, probably around 180-200 pounds, and the babies can only be days or weeks old. They were adorable.
She went around the back of the garage, and I went through the house to possibly catch them going up the mountain in the back. I got one more picture of her, but the little guys had run ahead of her.
I have had precious little time to quilt this week. I only have two more passes done on the QOV currently on the frame. Hopefully I can get that quilted this week, and move on to the binding. I’m doing it in white thread, and the star pantograph that goes so well with patriotic quilts.
How’s your week been?
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