I have spent the whole summer sleeping in late, but now with school just a week away, we have started the "earlier to bed, earlier to rise" routine to train for the very early mornings coming up. I take great pleasure in rousting the kids before they want to be up!
This morning I discovered the beautiful morning glories blooming in our yard while I slept away the summer. Purple ones (or blue?) have grown around our pond and white ones bloom over the trellace framing our gate into the yard. The pink blooms in the photo is a rose of sharon bush by my bedroom window.
And the most lively flower in the yard, is of course, Rebecca. She barely stands still long enough to be photographed. Here she is posed in mid-fidget; one leg poised to run as soon as the photo session is over. She'll be off to a second year of pre-school this year, 3 days a week. I'll have a few mornings to myself to commune with the flowers and a cup of tea.