We finally had a little rain over the last two days, not a lot, but steady dripping, allowing the greenness around us to refresh and set the garden to glowing.I didn't venture out very far, just standing under the dripping cedar tree to take these photos from the patio.
Some of you wanted me to be sure to tell you what award Irene got, and that is another case of "glowing".
Irene earned the Scholar Athlete Award, just one of 21 in her class of 500 to receive this medal for a GPA of 3.75+ and a varsity letter her senior year. Her name is engraved on the back.
Then Friday she was off to her last day of high school. They had a catered breakfast, did a walk through in their caps and gowns of the adjacent elementary and middle schools, where the little kids had made posters for them, and then a final assembly, followed by graduation practice and hangout time. In the evening she attended a pool party.
One of my readers wanted to know about the blood pressure med I have been prescribed. It is metoprolol and its purpose is to slow my heart rate a bit. I have mild/moderate mitral valve stenosis now and slowing the heart rate will allow time for the left ventricle to fill more before pumping out. (diastolic filling) That ventricle has been decreasing in size due to lower blood volume with each pump. So, while I am long past my glowing stage, I do want to keep in ticking.