What, you didn't have a circus in your garden this summer? If you missed it, let me share some of the most popular acts that appeared here this season:
There were balancing acts high above the floor of the Big Top.
Tightrope walkers . . .
Acrobats . . .
. . . and Contortionists.
There were so many daring feats they made me dizzy just watching.
This performer scaled a sheer vertical cliff effortlessly without any ropes.
There were numerous balancing acts that would make your head spin . . .
The lion tamers were equally brave, showing no fear of the mighty cats with their powerful jaws.
There were jugglers as well who could catch a stick in mid-air.
And what would a circus be without the clowns?
I think we might have had a flea circus visiting, too, but I repeatedly sent them packing!
(Please note: The juggler, clown, and "lion" have not vacated the premises
but will be overwintering here.)
And the most breath-taking of all--the trapeze artist, swinging from high above without a net. Gasp!
There were many times over the years, back when my four children were growing up and I was teaching full-time that I thought my life was a three-ring circus. But life goes at a much slower pace now, and my juggling talent is seriously diminished. Instead, I'm content to sit on the sidelines and cheer on my little circus performers. I do hope they come back next summer for a return engagement.