You can tell this is New England. Yesterday, half the day was scrumptious, and the other half it rained. All night, and all this morning. Sometime mid-day today, the sun came out and warmed everything up nicely. Alas, I did have to take a nap, and missed a lot of it.
Last night I was not in the mood for designing, so I picked up a great book to read and got lost in a most wonderful story. "Dreaming In Color" by Charlotte Vale Allen kept me entranced until sometime this afternoon, when I finished reading it. I read this book several years ago, so it was a treat to read it once again. Now I really must go to the library soon, and see if they have any of her other books. I've probably read them all but who cares -- that would have been a few years ago. Good books are always a treat to read.
Ever notice how something can be right in front of you for years and years, and you never even see it? I am always amazed at some of the things that I come across, only to find that they have been there all along.
This afternoon, I was out in the yard enjoying a bit of fresh air, and for some reason looked up at the Japanese Maple tree. Oh my gosh, you'll never believe what I saw. Tucked behind it, and between two huge pine trees, was a lovely flowering tree. I will have to look up the name of it, because I'm not sure what it is. But my oh my, is it ever lovely. Of course, I had to get my camera and take some photos. Now I wonder why I never saw it before? It didn't just pop up there, it's much too big for that.
So, before I leave you today, I will share a couple of photos that I took. One so you can see how it is tucked in with the other trees, and one is a close up. I have to tell you, I took these photos with my new 50mm lens at a bit of a distance. I just love this new lens.
Uncle Moo treated everybody to Chinese take-out for supper tonight. Tootsie and I are stuffed and are turning in early. Y'all have a fantastic night, and enjoy the photos.
Hugs, Edna B.
Now the Original Photo