Hard to believe it is nearly August. Summer is passing too quickly! A friend posted this on Facebook recently and I couldn’t agree more:
We celebrated my younger daughter’s 15th birthday with family and friends. Her actual birthday is this Thursday, so I can’t help thinking about how 15 years ago at this time I was so huge and uncomfortable. It was a nasty hot summer – kind of like how it has been around here recently – and nothing I did seemed to feel better. 15 years ago! Wow!
We got some much needed rain this past weekend – unfortunately during Sarah’s birthday party. I think the absolute heaviest was exactly when my husband was cooking at the grill:
Police department issued rain gear came in really handy! Photo credit to Meghan and her iPod – she was more on the ball that I was.
In the quiet moments between shopping and cleaning and otherwise preparing for the party, the butterfly bushes provided more photography opportunities. A couple of yellow tiger swallowtails have been happily cavorting:
I think its Latin name is “collius buddlejollius” (okay who remembers that obscure reference from an earlier post?)
July has been pretty full of good summer fun – check my archives if you’d like to see what I’ve been up to – and August has plenty more to offer. Meghan is going to have her senior portraits taken next week (YIKES! I’m having a really hard time wrapping my head around the fact that my older daughter will be a senior in high school in 4 weeks! How the heck did that happen?) and our family vacation to Maine comes up in less than 2 weeks. And don’t forget – the “Ends of the Earth” photo hunt is in August too.