by Cathy Baker

Care to join me for a stroll in my garden on this sizzling
summer day?
E-X-H-A-L-E

Granted, my garden has seen better days. Days when wisteria
didn’t strangle the life from my beloved hydrangeas and lilies. Days when I
wasn’t as timid about stepping on fire ants (I’m deathly allergic!), helping to keep weeds at bay. At some point, I grew tired of the battle and bowed to the power invasive plants demand.

Still, there are moments when I step outside, exhale and
stand in awe of God’s artistic flair:

(Sorry, I couldn’t resist. After all, Buttercup is now part of the landscape — and a beaut!)

Thank you for joining me for the stroll as well as the June series. 
This Wednesday, I’ll announce our NEW
series for July but in the meantime, I have two gifts I’d love to share with
someone. One gift is a signed copy of Covert Justice by Lynn Blackburn
(remember this post?) The second gift complements our Summer Snippets theme, beach chairs and all.
Simply leave a comment on the blog and your name will be entered into a random
drawing to be held on Friday.
The winner will be announced in next Monday’s
post!