In Bloom

The Plant Lady -- aka my mom -- came to visit and gifted us our container garden, and just like that summer suddenly came to my city. It seems such a little thing, but somehow starting the day early with a cup of coffee out on the stoop, surrounded by pink blooms, spiky speckled coleus and trailing chartreuse vines just makes the day so much better.

What brightens up your summer mornings?

Photo by Doreen Creede

"Use the good china for breakfast."