For the life of me, I cannot remember the name of this plant.
I even called me mum, the expert in all things flowery,
and she couldn't get it either
of course, something could have been lost in the translation over the phone,
that looks sort of like a tansy but isn't
and is usually very short but sometimes can be taller....
I don't know why she couldn't pop it right off the top of her head ;)
feel free to mention its name in the comments....please
it looks quite pretty - growing by the sea in the Swampscott town commons
It's been beastly hot and humid here...hardly manage to get outside for walking at all
yesterday morning I went to the beach to sit at the edge of the shore
I saw a sort of older father there with his little son, who was really just a toddler
the waves were rather large and a bit rough coming in and the boy
was getting knocked about some even though his daddy was holding him
I had noticed while walking the beach in the early mornings this past week
that some little chap had left two yellow plastic tonka trucks on a big flat rock
they had been just sitting there all week
so...I grabbed them up and walked over to the father and son
and handed them off
Both were quite appreciative as they hadn't brought any little sand toys along
everytime I happened to glance over in that direction I could see them
building a little Tonka truck village in the sand.
what goes around - comes around
My beautiful daughter, Bonnie, came over to visit the other night.
We walked the beach and had some pizza and a beer.
We got to talk a bit since it was just the two of us.
I just love the company of my daughters so very much.
I am gobsmacked by their awesomeness.
Wednesday evening Joe and I packed up a little bag and headed over the causeway
to the Swampscott by the Sea Summer Concert Series
we sat on lawn chairs in the town commons in the setting sun
listened to a local bluegrass band,
and on the way home we watched the almost-but not quite full blue moon
rise over the Atlantic
last night our neighbors invited us over for a cocktail
it was nice to get out for a bit as we've been kind of holed up in here in the air-conditioning