On Father's Day, we headed to the golf course in Dinuba, where they have a nice Sunday brunch. It had been closed down for the last couple of years (like everything else), and it was nice to sit on the patio and enjoy the view of the golf course.
We have a magnolia tree that we actually greatly dislike, as it drops things on the yard all.year.long. It has been blooming and a couple of the flowers were low enough that Aaron could lift Ella up and she picked a beautiful bloom.
Later I took that flower, located some books around the house and tried to recreate something I had painted years ago, no date but probably some time in the 1970s.
Books I read in June:
I always enjoy a book by Clare Mackintosh--she always has an unexpected twist, sometimes in the middle, sometimes right at the end, sometimes both. I enjoy books by Elin Hilderbrand as well. Winter in Paradise is the first in a series that I'm anxious to continue. Stranger Diaries is another great book by a favorite author, Elly Griffiths. I'm all caught up on her Ruth Galloway series, so I was happy to find the beginning of what I hope will be another long-running series. I did not enjoy The Guilt Trip. It was one of those books where I did not like a single character, but felt compelled to finish reading to see how it ended.
The first of our dahlias bloomed, right before we left on our road trip. We have no confidence that we will have many more blooms so of course we needed photographic documentation.
Next up, our road trip to Oregon.