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Memorial Day weekend…thus begins another summer. First we visited my father’s grave; he is buried in a veteran’s section. Volunteers put flags on all the graves.

Then we made the mistake of going to the beach on a whim…at 1:00 in the afternoon on Memorial Day weekend? And you thought there would be a parking┬áspace? $20.00…are you serious???

Ok…so we found a free space when someone pulled out. OMG…look at the beach…

Guess I’ll just take a couple of pictures and we’ll get out of here…

Summer has begun…

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These are my entries for Jakesprinter’s SUNDAY POST : Pet

We went to the Cape Cod Canal for a walk. It is a popular place for walking, bicycling, and rollerblading. It is a fun place to see people with their pets.

Some people that live near me have some unusual pets: emus, goats, and some other exotic birds. The emus enclosure is near the street so I could walk right up to them.

And of course, this post is not complete without my posting my own pets, Zoee and Aimee. Zoee actually is also featured in my Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands this week.

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I found this week’s photo challenge difficult. Trying to take pictures of my own hand with one hand led to many blurry photos. I really don’t have easy access to anyone else’s hands (no children and a husband not too keen on it). I tried to take a picture of my hand petting my cat Zoee, but either she was moving or I was. Geez…

She was much more interested in what was going on outside the screen door than she was in being petted!! This is the best I could do:

Finally, I managed to take one while she was relaxed and didn’t mind being petted.

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The timing of this topic is perfect: my blue irises are out in my garden. I planted them because of Vincent Van Gogh, the Dutch painter.

These type of blue irises were featured in several paintings done by Van Gogh. Here are two of my favorites.

Blue can elicit many emotions, depending on its hue or brightness. Light blue is a relaxing color, but the vivid blue of these irises or a deep blue sky represent intensity and life to me. Every spring I look forward to their blooming with excitement…they truly represent a new summer and a new season of life for my garden.

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I don’t generally take a picture of people unless they are friends or relatives. I didn’t have anything showing people working. But…I found these pictures of our old back yard before and after we “worked” at getting it straightened out.

And this is what it looked like the next year:

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