Remember playing that game during the endless driving of family vacations?
As I drove down to Atlanta to see my daughter, I eagerly looked for the summer flowers along the side of the road, similar to what I noted a year ago last July. Surprisingly, all I saw were some small clumps of blue chicory.
But there were crepe myrtles in bloom everywhere, from North Carolina to South Carolina to Georgia. Rows of them were along the roadsides, in the rest areas where I pulled off, and of course, by my daughter’s house.
Here’s a row of them from last year. It was the closest I could come in showing you what I saw as I drove. And yes, it felt like an endless drive. I got hung up waiting for an accident to clear and my drive time increased nearly 2 hours. She waited for me for supper, but we went to bed shortly after.
Today was spent juicing apples from her two trees. We’ve juiced a wagon full of apples so far – a child’s small red wagon with sides on it – and there’s more to do. It was nice visiting with her as we worked and then going out for supper afterwards.
Enjoy your weekend!
I am a backyard adventurer, philosopher and observer, recording my life in journals and photographs. Visit my blog at www.livingtheseasons.com or write me at dogear6 [at] gmail [dot] com.