HALF & HALF WITHOUT THE CREAM!

In response to The Daily Post's weekly photo challenge: "Half and Half."
This week's challenge brought to mind some photos that I had taken  at Lake Huron in a much colder season.
Last year, on a very cold spring day, the ice collected along the horizon. A seasonal divider reminded us of the freezing temperatures and blizzards of previous months.
This image and memory of that cold day, made a hot July afternoon seem more bearable! :)
ICY HORIZON!
ICY HORIZON!

GARDEN — SUMMER BLISS!

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Symbol.”

Roads and pathways symbolize much about life and living, choices and chances.

American poet, Robert Frost, captured some of this symbolism in his poem The Road not Taken. Just click the title for a read or a reread.

Some people just want to “follow the yellow brick road” in a story or for a diversion from their daily life.

This week, I am happy to share a photo of the newly added leaf stone pathway through my perennial & herb garden, a daily joy of summer.

2015 LEAF STONES
2015 LEAF STONES
2015 WATER BARREL!

This wonderful pathway ensures easy access to the rain barrel for watering the garden during the dry spells.

Also, it is a pleasant walkway for touring the garden, selecting some flowers for a vase or trimming some herbs to add to a salad or a casserole.

As I follow along these cement form leaves through the golden lilies and sweet scented lavender, I am thankful for the summer delights of a garden.

On this sunny day, I realize that I did not “follow the yellow brick road” like Dorothy but I definitely chose the road that worked the best for me! :)