Monday, July 20, 2009

Mountain Monday!

Whoo hoo! I had the quietest day today and boy did I need it. So, Mountain Monday is ON! Last week was crazy. I am way behind on blogging reading, but fear not, I will catch up this week.

This picture was taken mid afternoonish and I think it shows the sere heat of the summer. Everything is hot and still, the heat waves drifting quietly up from the pavement. Makes you oh so very thankful for air conditioning.



This picture of Ms. Tenacious Oak Leaf, still hanging in there, is for K from Role Playing With Kids.



I am not sure exactly what the supersize dandelions really are, but they are pretty! (I found it, they are Western Salisfy, or Goatsbeard)














This is one of our neighbor's puppy. I could NOT get over his ears. He is half Papillon and half dachshund. Those ears stand up just like the picture.



This one is titled, "baroo"!




The Pea is such a fish. She is fearless in the water, jumping, flipping, falling backwards. Really, this child makes my heart sing.











Last week was so crazy I didn't even get my camera out! But, that doesn't mean I wasn't playing with my grand babies and doing stuff with Little Man. It just means there wasn't a camera in between me and my life. Good times, just busy. Thanks for hanging in there!

15 Kids Who Want To Play:

Kristina P. said...

I remember swimming just like her, with my little water wings!

Lee said...

Gorgeous! I love the goatsbeard; it looks almost like a spiderweb.

Christa said...

I've never heard of goatsbeard. It's really very lovely.

K J and the kids said...

THANK YOU !!! I love that leaf.

ALMOST as much as I love that little fish :)

Me said...

LOVE.THE.DOG

And you and the pictures too OF COURSE!

Jessica G. said...

Hooray for Mountain Monday! And as much as I say I don't like little yippy dogs, I think I want to take that one home!

elizasmom said...

Look at your swimming girl! I am waiting for the day Eliza gets to feel this comfortable in the pool!

Debbie said...

Even I love that puppy! How cute is he?

Coach B. said...

I wish Evan would dive into a pool like that! She won't even try to swim by herself with 10 floaties surrounding her ;)

wendy said...

Fun to check in on your blog again (I have kinda been blog absent) wouldn't it be great to be a kid again and swim like that. Now I just prefer to SIT in the water.
Probably won't be back to you until September with my move and all and needing HIGH SPEED, crap, I will miss my blogger friends. take care

Bonnie the Boss said...

Once again you did a fab job! Love the swimming ones. you caught some of them just at the perfect moment.

Susie said...

What an adorable puppy! Love the ears! Your grands are, well, grand!

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

I'm happy to see Ms. Tenacious Oak Leaf is still hanging on. It gives me hope, in an odd little way.

The Jongejans said...

Thought I'd check out your blog after reading your beautiful tribute to living with your son. Tears are welling over in my eyes because of the pictures of the mountains. I haven't been home in four years...so for the pictures of the mountains - thank you!

veronica said...

Jo, I loved your post on MMB. So well written. You are Little Man's angel here on earth.

And when I read your bio at the end of the post I had to laugh!