Sean and Honor arose early on the last day, and Sean took this picture of the sunrise:
Earlier in the week, photo by Pam (as were most of these):
As always, the star of the week with a picture she and her grandmother studied daily:
The the last couple of days, Sean's brother Ryan visited, and here he is on the back porch with me, Rebecca, Sean, and Honor:
Here I am on the porch eating again with Sean:
Pam and Honor outside the house:
I don't think the pond has ever before been surrounded by these wildflowers. This photo represents my best attempt at capturing the number of hibiscus plants that have bloomed this year. With my modest equipment (my phone), I could only get the east end of the pond, where the blooms are heaviest.
Pam tells me these are hibiscus flowers, and we first started seeing them on the floating islands in the pond where we believe they were planted. The flowers have now spread around the edge of the pond, but if they were originally planted do they qualify as wildflowers?
I don't know the answer to that question, but I know they are beautiful.
I never understood why people sometimes say, "What a beautiful day, not a cloud in the sky." Ever since I was a kid, I liked looking at clouds, and when I started taking trips by airplanes I was able to see them from both sides, like the Joni Mitchell lyric.
Here are some clouds from a few days ago: