Overflowing Red River

overflowing swamp

The river is actually tucked away behind the farthest tree line, but recent rainfall has raised its waters to cover this park. Below, you can see the railing of a pier usually four to six feet above the water, now submerged.submersed swamp walkway waterlogged flowers

The beautiful scene of flowers fighting to get above the water’s surface was frequent. I was able to check something off of my bucket list: walk on paved road that’s underwater. ❤submerged park


Incoming Mail + Thorny Blackberry Vines

mail from Betty

Above is a letter I received from France.

I won a giveaway offered by Pelle Studio on Instagram. Below you can see my wonderful stationery prize! Mary got me addicted to using templates, so I was ecstatic to find this cute blue template with all kinds of shapes. Sticker flakes, a postcard and tons of pageflags just made it even better. ❤

from Pelle StudioThe wild blackberry is doing nicely, but its thorns are downright satanic.

Wisteria So Mysteria

James and I were looking for a fast-growing but beautiful climbing plant to train across the entire fence, and I’m so glad I chose this wisteria. It smells amazing, and it’s making blossoms like crazy! Forgive my silly title. I have a tendency to sing that repeatedly at it when I water it, hohohoho.

Green Anole in the Phlox

I’ve been trying to capture one of these lovely lizards for a while. Generally, they’re too quick and wary to let a phone get too close. This one is a little slow, and since I’ve saved him a couple times from being eaten, he’s probably a bit desensitized to my presence.