One of my favorite things to do is to buy myself specific and perfect birthday presents. I love presents from all my friends and my family – but it’s also fun to pick out just the right present for moi.
When I met some friend of mine at King Arthur’s Court in Oakley, where they were shopping with actual children, I took the opportunity to check out their jigsaw puzzle section. And they have a good one.
I found absolutely a great puzzle – and now that it’s finished, I second that motion.
Called Summer Hummer, it features a pair of hummers sipping nectar from two beautiful flowers. Great colors, lots of green (always high on my list), a variety of shadings – and really phenomenl hummers. It took me nearly 2 weeks to do, which is fairly long for me – but I was savoring it.
I work on puzzles when I have long phone calls, when I’m switching from one thing to another and when I’m arriving back home – a few minutes to settle in and transition.
It may be a while before I tackle another puzzle – this one is beautiful enough to remain on the table as long as the hummers stay here with us – they tend to depart right around September 1. So this wonderful picture of full summer will stay with me through the season.