Summer Yard Work [Summer Daze]

The rain in England has stopped us straying too far from Grandma and Granddad’s home this week. But the sporadic showers haven’t dissuaded us from playing in the garden.

I love watching Mikey play in the garden of the house I grew up in, although I was a little older than he is now when we first moved here. He has been playing at helping granddad with yard work, exploring the nooks and crannies, and examining insects. All of the plants and trees have grown a lot since I lived here though, and the garden has changed quite a bit with the years.

He has been learning to ride a bike with pedals (his granddad bought him a used bike to play on while we are here and he has most certainly outgrown his balance bike back home).

I’m reminded of a previous trip here, when he was much smaller. When we lived in Germany, the trips back and forth to England were easier. Mikey took his very first steps in our apartment in Germany just before his daddy deployed to Iraq. After his daddy left, Mikey didn’t even attempt another step until weeks later. We had made another trip to see Grandma and Granddad in England for a while. He found his feet again and learned to walk in their living room.

I’m teaming up with Alicia of Project Alicia and Kristi of Live and Love Out Loud to bring you the Summer Daze Fun Photo Party – a 6-week photo party link-up aimed at capturing your fun summer memories.

We’re taking things easy this summer. No prompts. No challenge. Just fun summer memories and a printable bucket list – our free gift to you.



The Summer Daze Fun Photo Party will run from June 15th – July 20th. Stop by and share your favorite summer images each Friday. Linky opens at 9am CST. Please link directly to your blog post or Flickr photo, not your homepage URL or Flickr stream. All are welcome to participate regardless of camera equipment or geographic location. Get in on the fun over on Instagram by using the #summerdaze hashtag. Please visit and comment on the previous post in the linky list.

For complete details, head on over to the Summer Photography Fun page.


  1. Rebecca, I am sure your family is loving the visit! Looks like you have been busy and having fun too.

    It amazes me how fast time flies and how much our lives can change in a short amount of time.

    Have a great weekend.
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  2. well you are certainly missing the oppressive heat here in Chicago! It has been hot hot hot this week! Love your little garden in the UK!
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    • Yes I have heard from my husband (who we left in Chicago) that it has been very hot. Not so secretly glad we’re missing that, I don’t do well when it’s very hot!

  3. What a lovely garden!! Love every photo!! Would love a peek inside that greenhouse!! Rebecca, there is just something about that fourth photo down that speaks to me! I am in love with it!!
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