A lot has happened in the past week, and I have been too short of time, inspiration, and temper to compose posts along the way. In a nutshell: the iris show of last week has almost petered out; the weather has swung from unusually hot and dry to below average and wet to normal for this time of year; family has come and gone; and the never-ending battle of wills continues with the teenager.
|I just saw this late blooming surprise today|
|Meanwhile, the white flags in the island bed are taking center stage|
|while the little Stella de Oro daylily plays a supporting role.|
Monday evening was our homeschool co-op's year-end program and 8th grade graduation ceremony. My dad drove in on Friday for the event, so was also here to attend part of the Pathfinder Fair Brian participated in on Sunday. It was bittersweet, as these events likely mark the end of our involvement with both the co-op and Pathfinders (a church youth organization, similar to co-ed Scouts). However, Brian is not quite done with his 8th grade subjects, so schoolwork continues . . . and may continue through the summer in the form of repeating two core subjects that he is not successfully completing. Oh joy.
But wait; there's more!