Charlie and I got up around the usual time and went outside to the patio.
Charlie, nose to ground, has the past few days been snooping around each plant container, obviously on the scent of something. Probably a squirrel, his nemesis.
I don’t know what on earth he thinks he will do if he ever manages to catch a squirrel. He only has two teeth. I guess he could try to lick them to death with his long tongue.
But that’s my Charlie boy. He has always been the “hunter.” The protector of his mama.
If there is the scent of a critter out there, he is going to hunt it down to the best of his ability.
I liked the way the light played through these vintage Mason jars. It is unfocused, but the bokeh effect is interesting to me.
Below is the way the sky looked this morning.
When I was a child, I remember laying in the grass staring up at the sky. Trying to decide what I could see in the formation of clouds.
Those were simpler times. We tried to see how far we could blow dandelion fluff. We dug in the dirt. Made mud pies.
We were outside much of the hot summer playing with sticks and stones and whatever else we could find. We were creative in entertaining ourselves.
I wonder if children still have lemonade stands and stand in the blistering heat hoping someone will fill their pockets with nickels and dimes?
I suppose nickels and dimes would be a big disappointment these days. It would probably have to be quarters or dollar bills now due to inflation.
Did you ever arrange quilts over tables to make tents?
Somewhere in the vague depths of my memory I am playing with a Barbie doll under my great-grandmother’s kitchen table that I’ve covered with an old scrap quilt. Thunder is growling in the distance.
It felt so safe and cozy in that small confined space.
Even back then I loved creating a cozy little house.
What are some of your best childhood memories?
Dandelion facts & tidbits: Did you know that dandelions grow roots as deep as 15 feet into the soil? The common name dandelion comes from French dent-de-lion, meaning “lion’s tooth”)
Did you ever wonder what that dandelion fluff actually is? The white floaties originate from a densely packed seed head that resembles a fuzzy ball. If you look closely, each seed head has dozens of umbrella-like extensions. Located at the seed head’s center are the seeds.
Did you know that their seeds can sometimes travel 100 miles on the wind, and even drift over the sea to repopulate islands decimated by volcanoes.
Weird little factoids. I am always curious about the genesis of things.