Remember picture day at school? It was a special day when your mom dressed you up and made sure every hair was in place and your clothes were pressed and neat. The photographer told you to smile and you tried very hard to contort your mouth into the ideal of a smile. When the final picture came back, you squinted to find yourself in the pack of children looking equally uncomfortable, smiling their most contorted smiles as well? Ah, memories of awkward times.
Don’t worry, I won’t force you to smile today. But I hope at least one of my favorite pictures from this week will bring a Friday size smile to your face as it does to mine.
First, there’s the bonfire in the photo above. That was from the after-party from our niece’s wedding last weekend. You can’t ever go wrong with a bonfire and s’mores.
And isn’t this coleus plant beautiful? The best part about it is that we did nothing but stick it in the pot back in the spring. Mother Nature is the world’s best gardener sometimes. I’m going to be very sad to see it give in to nature’s push to take a winter break. I know, shush, we won’t go there yet.
Here’s my Zendala Dare #110 for this week. I almost forgot to post it! I feel like it turned out pretty groovy – what do you think?
Here is a photo of the penultimate farm share I picked up yesterday. I’ve always loved the word penultimate, which is why I used it instead of saying there’s only one more pickup left. We won’t weep over summer’s passing. I’m dealing with it like the mature adult I am. Just kidding. But, on the bright side, we can look forward to pumpkins.
The only question is whether I should pick up a blue, stripey or bumpy pumpkin for this year’s outdoor display. What do you think Joe, since this is your season and Halloween is your birthday? Traditional pumpkins, or can we pursue my groovy aesthetic?