On the season finale of The Middle, Frankie (the mom) buys a tiki torch to turn the backyard into a summer paradise only to be smacked in the face with the realization that each of her three children have huge hurdles to overcome in order to finish the school year before her summer paradise can be fully enjoyed.
Well, although I feel her pain, with two of the busiest, most labor intensive weeks of the school year yet to face, this weekend my husband and I “bought the tiki torch” so-to-speak.
These are just a few of the “tiki torches” that turned an ordinary yard into our backyard paradise:
our dog Aurora snagging some shade underneath the Adirondack chair
our dog Roosevelt acting like he is a real dog (instead of the prissy princess he really is) by lying in the grass
our hybrid poplar trees swishing in the breeze, creating the sound of ocean waves or a seashell cupped to an ear
sunlight and a sweeping breeze that made shadows dance on the fence
and I couldn’t resist adding one “front (side?) yard paradise” picture of Duck Daddy who comes around (usually accompanied by Duck Mommy) to snack on the dropped birdseed from one of our many feeders
Here’s to finding your own tiki torch!