Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Last day of July

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.

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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.

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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. Smile

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Here’s one of my lady statues, this one is at the back of the main garden.  Sunlit plumbago in the foreground.

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Vinca periwinkle.  I also have this in white.  Many consider this a weed.

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This is the hibiscus, Hugs-n-kisses, bub not opened yet. I love this hibiscus.

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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. 

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Thanks to all of you for being here for me.

FlowerLady

11 comments:

Betty said...

Just a few days ago I was weeding and it was horribly humid.

I love that statue in your garden.

Good luck on the shop and will miss you till you get back. We all need a break sometime.

Nancy J said...

Huge fish, lovely path in the garden, and beautiful goodies in your Etsy, you have been so very busy, take care in the coming weather. A blog break, we will all be here for you . Fond greetings, Jesn. p.s. that hibiscus is truly one of the best.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

always
such a joy
to visit you
and your beautiful
surroundings.
take care...

Rebecca said...

"...forward progress...not just talk"

I think MOST of us need that :) Take your time, if you must. And know that you will be missed and welcomed back when you return.

That fish is amazing (I don't remember seeing it before).

It didn't get about 70 degrees here today. It's been SO pleasant. I'm thankful since we've been "on the go" with grandchildren this week. It sure made it more pleasant to be out and about!

Leslie said...

Wow, your lady statue is a beauty! And I'm so glad your shop is open again!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

You will be missed as you take a break,but sometimes this is what is needed. Hope you have a wonderful time and that we get to hear from you again soon.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Lorraine, I still think you can find some community volunteers (people are always looking for projects where they can help others) to help you get a handle on your yard... Once you can get some help and get it under control, then you (with all of your energy) should be able to maintain it.

Glad you have opened your Etsy Shop ---since you do have lots of talent... Using that talent is what your hubby would want!!!!!

Have a great weekend --and I hope you don't get too much rain. Have you ever gone through one of the horrible hurricanes before?

Hugs,
Betsy

Skeeter said...

Be careful out there in the humidity as it is brutal this year. We normally have some pockets of mild humidity in the morning and evening hours but not happening this year. Am glad you knew when to come inside. Your garden paths are looking great and I hope the rains stay clear of you and us as well....

Karen said...

Hello Rainey, You are making such amazing progress in the garden! I love the fish, I don't think I've ever seen him (or her?) before. The railing will be wonderful with the hearts highlighted. I imagine with all the heat and humidity, your plants grow at a rapid pace, sort of like the snow blows and piles up here in the winter. The heat is so hard on a person, I'm so glad you're being as careful as you can be. And thank goodness you weren't hurt when you tripped.

I'm glad you've reopened your shop, Mark would be pleased. Needlework is good for the soul. Hugs to you, dear friend.

Terra said...

I like the weathered statue of the lady in your garden, statues look better and better as they age. Just like us ladies, ha ha! I saw in your most recent post that your AC is on the fritz, hope you get a new one soon and stay cool. How neat you reopened your Etsy shop.

Here I Am/Carrie said...

Taking one day at a time and making progress. Opening you shop back up is perfect. Making progress in your yard is great. You have so many hidden treasures and beautiful flowers.