At the base of our deck stairs, right next to our swing set sitting area is a small garden.
A mermaid, perched on the bottom step, seems to enjoy this location.
I know this because she is always in the same relaxed position, soaking up the summer sun, with a most blissful look on her face.
I planted several lilies in this spot a few years ago, but like many other things I've planted in 'groupings,' only one plant seems to have survived.
I think it rather enjoys being the main attraction in this little garden setting.
We have finally purchased some much needed bark mulch and hopefully we'll have this little area looking oh-so-much tidier in the not too distant future.
When I was snapping these photos yesterday, I didn't realize I'd captured a photobomb until I saw the pictures on my computer screen (look closely and you'll see it, too!).
There, in all his little glory, was Chip with a peanut in each cheek and one in his mouth. Chip, you made this photo all the better, you funny little guy!!!
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!