I can't remember a lazier summer. All I want to do is be with friends, to putter on the computer or to push paint in my journal. Sure I'm getting ready to fly to Las Gatos and teach the Plaster Painting class on July 10th, am gathering my wits for that juicy bit of fun, but I'm also taking time to eat lots of watermelon and blow soap bubbles with my friends.
Remember the purple house that I wrote about before, belonging to John's cousin Jonna? Well, I shot these photos at her Birthday Party last Saturday afternoon and the house is as purple as ever.
There were lots of people, conversation, children, food (ah, barbequed everything; my favorite!) and adult beverages. Good times.
Mia is one of Jonna's grand-daughters. Aren't her feet precious in her little jellies with the pink hearts?
Our persimmon tree is in riotous bloom. I'm always surprised by the number of people who have never tasted persimmons. They are a wonderful autumn delight. We have several trees on the place now.
Here is Jonna with some of her little party goers. Years ago she was a doula and I joked to her that these were the children she delivered. While she didn't deliver these, there was one child there that she delivered (no photo of her - sorry).
This is our Matilija Poppy showing off again. Dinner plate sized blooms; everyone stops and asks about them.
And the cows are all calving; here is a newcomer with panda eyes. After one birthing we counted 3 quarrelsome buzzards in the pasture cleaning up and fighting over the afterbirth. It's like living inside an episode of Animal World TV.
Jonna on the right and her sister Tracy on the left. These two women are just as fun and witty and hilarious as their big smiles suggest; I just sit back and watch the show.
Here is a picture for anyone who needs a lift; if this little smile doesn't lighten your heart I don't know what would. The world is as good as it ever was; be grateful for life and hug a child. xo