Tonight we shall light the candle and open the bottle of wine, Grape Creek Vineyards Viognier, to celebrate the beginning of another hot summer in Texas.
HAPPY SUMMER SOLSTICE!
With the official arrival of summer on the calendar I thought I would post some pictures taken on my veranda. It is a nice spot to enjoy a second cup of coffee in the morning and a glass of wine in the cool of the evening. The golden-fronted woodpecker and his mate are gone, but one lone hummingbird is still hanging around. (Click on the photos below for larger views.)
This bromeliad just opened completely this week and will last for several weeks. Husband took the flower/fountain shots.
Do you see a face in this one? I see a face, eyes, nose, hair and beard. It looks a bit like Yosemite Sam from the Warner Brothers cartoons or perhaps King Neptune.
I took this one of my cat, Wiccan, as she relaxed safely up high in a large pot on the left side the fountain. She often leaps gracefully to the fountain for a drink of water. She is twelve years old and will probably be my last cat.
June is the beginning of the hurricane season. Will this be the year that a major one hits our area? We have been spared for many years. If one comes, we will bring Wiccan inside and roll down the shutters. In the meantime I will embrace summer. May you enjoy the summer days wherever you live!
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