Wednesday, July 10, 2013

in between times

 We are having those days in between the end of a school year and the beginning of another. These are glorious days crammed with all manner of things.

While at the Yellowstone Lake Hotel in Yellowstone Park, I was dismayed to find out I had left my nightgown at the hotel in Jackson Hole. Simple enough make a phone call, right? Simple except there was no cell phone coverage or internet in Yellowstone to even look up the phone number of the hotel in Jackson Hole. It was some time past our picnic lunch the next day before I was able to get a strong enough connection to make the needed phone call. Yes, they had the gown, and yes they would be glad to mail it to my home. A package arrived at my house a few days after my favorite Verena nightgown.

As we drove into our driveway late on the night of our arrival home, the car's headlights shone on our hydrangea bush. While we were away its blooms peaked in a mass of various shades of pink and violet. The blooms hang copiously adorning my backyard, one of its attractions. The gardenias are also blooming, perfumy sweet, and unlike the bountiful hydrangea blooms, they only survive one day before turning brown and shriveling up into a little brown pod.


wayside wanderer said...

What beautiful and colorful hydrangeas! So glad you got your gown back and hope you enjoy a few more of these wonderful summer times. It sure is flying by quickly.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

So glad your nightgown was safely returned, it looks so feminine and elegant. Sounds like wonderful days for your summer.

The dB family said...

I would do my best to get such a beautiful gown back too! Hydrangeas are so big a beautiful. Can you believe I have never had a blue or pink one growing in my gardens? It's on my list of plants to own someday.


Karen said...

You are very lucky to have your lovely gown retrieved. Your hydrangeas are so pretty! They're one of my most favorite flowers. I bought a pink one three years ago, and I guess because of the soil around here, it now has light blue and lavender blooms.

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