Abode {W}

Thursday, August 11, 2011

pretty, happy, funny, real

Pretty- Garden bench in evening light. The late evenings have been beautiful this summer. Sometimes the valley gets socked in by low hanging clouds, making the evenings humid and unpleasantly warm. This summer, each evening has been clear, with a gentle breeze, and the sunsets have been vividly colored.
Happy- Estelle and Stuart. I realize Estelle doesn't actually look happy, but she actually was. We had just finished a long hike, and she was so happy to be back at the car eating Trader Joe's skinny fries! Stuart is just happy to be anywhere near Estelle!
Funny- Stuart's circus train loaded up with peanuts and pencils. I have all of the adorable animals that should ride in the train, as well as the conductor and circus clown. But they sit neglected, and the peanuts I bought for an Asian chicken salad and the pencils his sisters are using get loaded up instead!
Real-This was really my dinner on Sunday night. I am allowing myself sweets on Saturday and Sunday, and all week I had been wanting a piece of my husband's blueberry pie! So, I poured a big cup of coffee, and cut a hefty slab of pie, and called it a meal!

Joining Like Mother, Like Daughter for another round of {phfr}. Go visit them and enjoy other blogger's pictures! Capturing the contentment in the every day.


  1. This summer HAS been mild for us Oregonians hasn't it? I would love to spend an evening on that wonderful bench in your beautiful garden eating your husband's amazing looking pie for dinner while we laugh at Stuart!!

    Blessings, Debbie

  2. Pie for dinner? Sometimes a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do! Especially when it looks so yummy!

  3. Mmmm, pie for dinner :) Sounds wonderful. I love the train. It's always the silliest things that get used in place of what belongs. Oh well, points for creativity!

  4. A gorgeous photo of your son and daughter. That pie looks scrummy - good call to have it for dinner.

  5. Your garden is amazing, as is the pie.

    Also I LOVE your daughter's name, Estelle. Beautiful name for a lovely girl. :-)