Pink and Orange

July 1, 2009 @ 9:04 am | Filed under: ,

This is not an ordinary week. My big kids are off adventuring with their grandparents and cousin. The little ones and I are keeping busy at home—really at home because Scott’s car engine blew out on his way home Monday. He’s got the minivan for the week.

We’ve got this.




Sometimes I really think the backyard is the nicest place to be.

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  1. Kristen Laurence says:

    Gasp! Breathtakingly gorgeous, Lissa! Made my morning.

  2. Betty and Boo's Mommy says:

    Gorgeous photos! Yes, your backyard is definitely a great place to be! Enjoy …

  3. Beth says:

    Oh, those are lovely.

    It must be a bit perplexing to have 5, 3, and Baby — and nobody else! It’s such a different type of daily life, isn’t it?

  4. Hannah says:

    I would like to borrow your backyard, with its temperate San Diego weather, for the summer. In that context, the backyard is indeed a lovely place to be. I bet you don’t even have mosquitoes.

  5. Hannah says:

    Not that I’m bitter, here in Texas. 😉

  6. sarah says:


  7. Melissa Wiley says:

    Ah, Hannah, I had to chuckle when I read your comment because I wrote that post in the morning, but by 11-ish it was way too hot to be outside. I was thinking: that’ll teach me to post about loving the backyard!

    We live pretty far inland, with no coastal breezes—more a desert climate out here in East County. The summers get really hot. But—and it’s a big but—even at its hottest, it’s a pretty great climate, because it always cools down at night. No miserable hot sticky nights like our Virginia summers. We can usually get back out in the yard in the evenings, when there’s some shade, and often a breeze.

    By 2pm yesterday I was missing my Virginia central air for sure! (Only one window-unit AC in this house, and I haven’t cranked it yet. We try to make do with ceiling fans for as long as possible.)

  8. joann10 says:

    Gorgeous flowers!!!! Keep enjoying those cool mornings!!!

  9. Anna says:

    Melissa! I thought you’d be excited to hear that we have a small swarm of honebees in our backyard, and we offered them on freecycle for someone to raise.

  10. Melissa Wiley says:

    Oh my goodness! That IS exciting! Have the people come to take them away yet? Did you (or will you) get pictures? I’d love to hear all about it!

  11. Donna says:

    Nasturtiums are one of my absolute favorites. Unfortunately, mine are doing poorly this year..thank you for sharing yours 🙂 They are gorgeous!