the color, taste and scent of orange has been on my brain all week, for many reasons. this fungus amongus grows in the decaying bench in the potager. it even dries to a brilliant color. this crocosmia always makes me happy. my pride of barbados is blooming in orange, too...but every photo i take of it looks like a douche print ad. i need to punch it up & trickify it.
bigger things are on my brain, like bebefur. the month of july will bring two babies to this home. i cannot for the life of me figure out how to link correctly to these photos. debora's photos are amazing. she has singlehandedly made me desire to be a better photographer. anyway, back to bebefur. for almost three months, babygirl has been begging for her lucy mae. almost three months ago, i could not even think of it. needless to say, that we both didn't know who or what lucy mae was. well, here she is... lucy mae and a beautiful siamese kitten that we have already named blossom mcgillicuddy. i don't know who is more excited, the kids or me. this house is ready again for heavy bloomage and love chaos.
2) i freaking love the new white stripes cd. rag and bone is my new official thrifting anthem. speaking of thrift, i need to get my thrift on either today or tomorrow.
3) old dog, new trick: postpone coffee until two hours after waking up on sunday. it turns around and postpones the weekly cleanup by two hours.
4) lattes shared with my kids. priceless. we have a weekly date now. i love that. sometimes, you just have to freaking do it.
5) after housecleanup, i am building two more rose obelisks. one for e. veyrat hermanos and for jude the obscure. a big shoutout to God for all of the rain that we have had. i don't even mind that the lawn needs mowing twice a week. this has been the nicest spring & summer ever. thank You, thank You.