July 4th, 2016

July 4, 2016

Another year has gone by. We still don’t live on Southeast Main Street, but the blog still insists we do. Blogs are so stuck-in-the-mud.

But in the interest of the occasion, here’s another photo of our “new” house, same day, a year later.


Underwood’s House, July 4th, 2016

More flowers. Better photo. Better camera. More time for flowers to grow and (we hope) flourish.

For comparison, here’s the photo from the first year we lived here:


Underwood’s House, January 2015

Last year was hot and dry and our gardening was aimed at keeping what we planted alive. We scandalized our neighbors by watering day and night, but the plants survived, as we survived — battered but still going.

With any luck, this summer will be easier, the fall full of sun, and the winter’s rains will bring great green stuffs come next spring.

In the meantime, Jer and I are taking a photo class, I have a new upscale camera (and he has his old upscale camera) and we are hoping to revive southeastmain.  I suspect the name will be the same. After all, another Southeast Main St is not all that far away from NE 86th, and we are a product of the old place just as we are products of all our histories.

As Garrison Keillor would say:  “You get old and you realize there are no answers, just stories.”  I love telling stories, especially stories with illustrations.




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8 Responses to July 4th, 2016

  1. And we love hearing your stories, appropriately illustrated with photos. Glad to have you resurface here.

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  2. patgaig says:

    Lookin’ good June.

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  3. mcooter3 says:

    The amount of TLC that’s gone into the garden is obvious! Looking forward to future blog posts.

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    • june says:

      Hey Margaret, glad to hear (read?) that you are still reading:-) Thanks for the comments. We are going to try to be better this year. But of course, you’ve heard that before — probably said it yourself. Anyway, good to hear from you. Thanks.


  4. june says:

    Hi Kristin, the house is looking better and better (and it helps that it’s early July:-) We are going to blog more, so you can keep up with us here as well as on FB (nothing like overdoing it.) Actually, I’ll post the blog on FB so you don’t need to check in twice.

    Thanks for the check in and someday you’ll come back again. Soon, I hope.


  5. snicklefritzin43 says:

    It is wonderful to once again “visit” with you at Southeast Main! The yard is looking fantastic with all the new additions getting larger this year….all that attention and water show positive, lovely results. It is my delight to visit with you at Southeast Main.


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