Aye, there be treasure here

It seemed like a simple sharing of fun after Summer posted for the 100th time on her blog, to comment about something I’d like in a box of treasures.

I sure didn’t expect to win.

Even less did I anticipate the care and effort Summer would expend, with the help of her husband and daughter.

This week a UPS truck stopped out front. I’ve been pet-sitting Laddy, a 15-year-old Pomeranian with a crooked spine and endearing wee face. He shared the couch with me as I grabbed a moment for reading. The doorbell rang.

Laddy and I opened the box. He was excited. Really.

We found a smaller box, with a cool, foreign stamp on the lid. It said the treasures inside were from Edmonds Beach.

Next appeared a notepad. No, a painting pad. Oh, my, I'll need to work on unearthing some artistic flair. Or I'll just have fun experimenting. And how did she know I love butterflies?

Framed art! Treasure, indeed.

Next, music. Summer's art enhanced. It's been a while since I had new tunes.

And then, so amazing, a book. Poetry. Summer reading made complete by Summer's thoughtfulness.

Thanks so much!


Patti said…
That is amazing! And your redwood burl coffee table is beautiful.
Cherie said…
Sweet girl, that Summer, and her family, too!

Thanks for sharing your treasure, Matey!
Sandy said…
You're doing so well with your camera. You should be very proud. Fun post.
Deanna said…
Patti, my husband's great-uncle made that and many other nifty sorts of wood furniture. Thanks for noticing.

Cherie, yo ho!

Sandy, it is fun to snap the photographs.
sufferingsummer said…
so glad you enjoyed it...contests are so fun, I'm already trying to dream up an excuse for another!
yo ho yo ho a pirate's life for me ;-)
Deanna said…
You go, pirate girl! Thanks again.
Pam said…
What a fun way to make someone's day! Loved reading about and seeing the pics of your treasure. Glad you're putting the camera to such frequent fun use!
Deanna said…
Thanks, Pam. Aye, the blessings they be plenty.