Dear Faithful Family & Friends,
The harbingers of fall: the odontonema strictum [firespike/cardinal guard] is blooming, drawing lots of ruby-throated hummingbirds; time to plant lycoris [hurricane lilies]; the daylight hours are shortening; the morning sunlight enters the windows in a different angle; and the temperature and humidity are dropping slightly!
Here is a review of the highlights of the busy summer just past:
Marmee [Margot] and grandson, Benjamin, [18 months] — floating lessons:
The Annual Blair Clan Family Reunion in Beech Mountain, NC:
Uncle Garrett & Benjamin, on a nature hike:
My nephew, Nathan, and Benjamin at a wildlife sanctuary:
Daddah [Stephen] and Benjamin, on a hike on the Blue Ridge Parkway:
Daddah [Stephen] & Benjamin enjoy the coolness of a mountain brook:
Benjamin enjoys a breakfast smoothie, made by my niece, Rebecca:
Sweet dreams in the mountains:
P. S. I am feeling extremely well, swimming at least one mile three times a week, coaching swimming, and I have only two more Herceptin infusions! Thanks for continuing to read this blog and to pray for my continued health!