Saturday morning I woke up to find out that I was having company over for a World Cup party.
It was 10:30, I hadn't even had my first cup of coffee and Papa tells me we are having a group of friends
over for a cookout at around 1:30. Me "nuh uh.... are you serious?" Papa " Yes "..."honest."
Needless to say I didn't even have a first cup of coffee because I was immediately in clean mode.
I madly cleaned the house...I vacuumed every floor, even the stairs which I despise doing.
I dusted, I picked up, I organized, I straightened, I even went out to the gardens and cut flowers.
There they are, aren't they just gorgeous, I do so love my hydrangeas.
About an hour before everyone is supposed to arrive we had a big change of plans.
Papa had to take our 16 year old daughter to the ER to begin her rabies vaccine series.
She was exposed to a bat when it came into her friends house during a sleep over.
So... plans were immediately cancelled and Papa left with our oldest for the emergency room.
It felt so nice, the house was clean, and I had fresh flowers all over.
So, since I was having no company to share them with I thought I would share them with you all.
I started taking pictures of my pretty flowers, then as I was taking photos I noticed my favorite
crepe myrtle tree out the window and thought I would share it with you as well, since it's in full bloom
right now. So I started snapping a few pictures, just then the sky darkened and the winds picked up,
and the blooms of my beautiful crepe myrtle tree were flying like freshly fallen snow.
Then I went outside onto the deck to snap some more pictures of the coming storm.
I love the moments before a storm comes when the sky darkens, the winds pick up, and the temperature
drops. There is nothing I love more than sitting on the front porch watching a storm roll in.
This is actually the view from my back deck out over my neighbors yards, see the trees bending.
I love how my pony tail grass blows in the wind.
I continued walking around the side of my house,
and I spotted my poor little weeping willow.
As I rounded the corner to the front of my house I admired the rest of my lovely crepe myrtles
bending with the wind and showering the ground around with snow white petals.
I made it onto the front porch just in time.
I sat back on my whicker sofa to enjoy the cool breeze,
a nice respite to the record breaking temperatures we are having.
I watched the plants and trees blow too and fro, while
enjoying the slight electricity in the air,
and then it came.... the beautiful downpour.
The trees bent with the weight of the rain,
and my mother and her children had a nice frolic in the rain as well.
I'm so thankful for summertime showers to cool down our extreme southern temps.
It has continued to be very hot this weekend,
and today has also brought us beautiful afternoon showers.
Here's hoping you are all having a wonderfully cool weekend.
*peace & love*