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 Daylilies

VIbrant colorful blooms,transplants from Dad’s garden,
lighten the darkest corner of my yard
. . . smiling faces that greet the day
— humming once upon a time. ❤

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After farmers market on Wednesday, I headed south to an old friends farm in N.H. for a visit and do some kayaking around the lake she lives on. Oh yeah, I’ve been known to give up my pristine ocean kayaking to a lake for the sake of friendship from time to time 🙂 LOL The water was like glass and I enjoyed paddling around exploring the nooks and crannies and it’s wildlife, loons, and baby sunning turtles. Spotted one painted turtle, but he was too quick for me to capture. It was so peaceful out there… though I couldn’t help but to keep an eye out for my regular kayaking buds, the porpoise and harbor seals, I’m more accustomed to paddling around with 🙂 Old habits are hard to break. LOL  At  one point we veered off a while to check out a tiny creek when we came upon this expanse of the first water lilies I have seen in years! And what I remember of them in bygone days was that most were white, yellow or pale pink, but this deep pink one was the only one I saw.  What I remember clearly as a youngster was wading in a lily pond to catch jug-o-rums and the funny sound they made when we released them.. or rather they released themselves and leapt out of our hands so quickly, alarming us to no end!

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For just a few seconds I “saw” my mother slip the oars of our old wooden row boat on Forest Lake back and then roll up her sleeves to reach deep into the water to pick a few of the large white blossoms to take home to my grandmother. Simpler gifts, simple pleasures, but memories worth more than gold and no camera needed. I didn’t pick any of these “new” lilies and I’m not going to say where they are on the lake but I’m so grateful for the memories they brought to me. A really nice day.

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Babysitting this week for a friend… she’s a little rascal! 🙂

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Happy birthday, Court! ❤ ❤ ❤

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It’s a steamy one today… why not head to the beach! 🙂

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Anyone that knows me well, knows that my fave seafood dish is scampi… (shrimp scampi). Redundant, I know.. but not many know ‘scampi’ means shrimp… so why do so many restaurants list shrimp shrimp on their list of fares? There’s something to ponder. 🙂

However, when my fave lobsterman bud dropped by with three crustaceans he just hauled in.. I couldn’t refuse, now could I? I don’t think sooo. LOL!  So I bit the bullet and made lobstah linguini scamp instead! Not too shabby a sub. Yummy! ❤ And my lobsterman… one happy camper too!

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…. to be in the garden 🙂

Blue & yellow baptisa… (false indigo) showy little guys… love em’! Wish they’d stick around all season in the garden.

Even my little buddy stopped by today to say hello.. a perfect day!

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