Good morning Friends, Wow, tomorrow is the first of August and that hardly seems possible. Days come and days go.
I was just outside weeding and pulling vines, it’s 86 and with the humidity factor feels like it is 93. I was sweating buckets, then I tripped and almost fell and said that’s it, time to quit. It’s almost 10 a.m. I was out there maybe and hour to an hour and a half. I wanted to bag up what I did the other day, then ended up doing more since the area was in the shade.
Tropical storm Dorian is going to be bringing us LOTS of rain starting tomorrow. At least it isn’t a hurricane. The sky is partly cloudy now with rain expected today also. That’s one reason I wanted to get some more weeding and vine pulling done.
This is at the end of the driveway. You can now see the border material under the fish. That fish is 11 feet long. We found him curbside on the street just east of us.
This is the pathway into my potting area. There was only about a foot wide path before I tackled it this morning. Still a lot more to do. The brightness in the back is the sunlight, as this area I was working in was in the shade. Even then it was still miserable. The wrought iron piece is another curbside shopped piece. It has hearts in it which I plan to paint.
Here’s one of my lady statues, this one is at the back of the main garden. Sunlit plumbago in the foreground.
Vinca periwinkle. I also have this in white. Many consider this a weed.
This is the hibiscus, Hugs-n-kisses, bub not opened yet. I love this hibiscus.
I finally reopened my little Etsy shop, you can click on the picture above to take you there if you wish to visit. I had closed it up in December when my dear husband passed away, I just couldn’t deal with the shop then. Thank you to those who have encouraged me to reopen, and to those who have purchased my little creations. I do appreciate it.
Creating isn’t quite the same without my love here to share latest pieces with, and no longer having his encouragement and input. But, I love working with thread and have since I was a girl. I can’t stop now and there is more to learn and create. I am thankful for my husbands’ love and encouragement through our 43 years together, for making the little frames and so much more. I feel his love and encouragement backing me as I continue on. I am thankful to God for my gift of loving to do this and for being my strength when I feel so weak and alone. He fills me with His love and peace so that I can keep on going.
I heard some words of wisdom on a video and will share it here.
Celebrate what's right with your life,
Don’t wallow in what's wrong with it.
With that I will close. I might not be posting as much during the month of August. I need some time away from blogging to get more into my groove here. To take care of things that I can and to not worry so much about the rest. I need to see more forward progress, not just talk about things that need doing.
Thanks to all of you for being here for me.