The third of my picnic table benches gave up the ghost today. It collapsed - while I was sitting on it taking doll photos. The benches were very old and rotten, and we do have new ones in the garage just waiting to replace them, but they haven't been stained yet. Thankfully it collapsed slowly, so I didn't fall fast or far, and my camera, which I was holding, didn't get damaged - just my elbow. I was glad there was no one else around to see me sprawled on my back on the patio.
Anyway, I just got up, brushed myself off, tossed the busted bench aside, pulled over the sole surviving one, and continued with my photography. Had to get those pictures taken before it rained... It's amazing how my garden can look so great in photos because there really aren't that many flowers this year. The heat and humidity have killed many of my impatiens which I inserted into the garden for colour. Oh well, through the magic of "camera angles" I can make it look like a blooming paradise. Here's a rare horizontal shot with my girls in the garden.