Good morning everyone ~ I hope your week is a good one so far. It is hot and humid down here, when the sun is blazing with no cloud cover, it is miserable out. Today is supposed to be mostly cloudy. I need to do some hand watering after I ‘break the fast’.
Yesterday morning I was feeling a bit ‘down’, and then caught a glimpse of glorious colors in the clouds. We had a bit of rain earlier, so I grabbed my camera and headed out. Oh my. The beauty was just awe inspiring and I kept ooohing and aaahing.
Here are the photos.
I forgot to turn the flash off but like the effect of the glistening rain drops caught on the flowers.
I have been inspired by reading a post by a younger woman than myself. She could be my daughter age wise. She’s been through some rough times, but she’s a real trooper and her attitude and perseverance really inspired me. Here’s a link to her blog, Island Mother. Boy, could I learn a LOT from her. She’s done some major remodeling of her little cottage in the woods.
I learned a new definition for my gardens this week from a commenter in my last post about my tropical jungle. The word is ‘raffish’. I had to look it up to see what it meant. Definition is this: unconventional and slightly disreputable, especially in an attractive manner - synonyms: rakish, unconventional, Bohemian ~ That is definitely my style, was ‘our’ style too. Also, eclectic. Thanks Lynn and to all who commented on my ‘raffish’ gardens.
This gardening style is not for everyone, but it most certainly works for me.
Now about recipes.
On Sharon Lovejoy’s blog in her last post she posted a wonderful sounding peach pie recipe for summer. I bought the ingredients yesterday, and ‘plan’ to make it today. Visit her blog at Sharon Lovejoy for the recipe and other wonderful tidbits about her life. Her posts are always a joy to read.
Another recipe I plan to try is Mediterranean Barley Salad. I’ll post the recipe later with a photo of the dish. It is another great sounding, healthy recipe for hot summer weather.
As to needlework projects, I started and finished one for a friend, but I won’t show and tell until after she receives it. It went out in yesterday’s mail. Another heart sold over the weekend, that went out in yesterday’s mail too.
Let’s see, another project I started on is working on straightening up in DH’s workshop so that I can ‘work’ in there. Before he left this planet he told me it would now be mine and to do with it what I wanted to make it work for me. I could hardly go in there at first because I would just cry and cry. (Hearing power tools in the neighborhood would make me cry too.) Time has blessed me, God has blessed me with the grief not being so raw and awful like it was. I can go in there now and not cry. I always loved the workshop. It was a dream come true for DH and we built it together from his county ‘approved’ plans. I started clearing off the work benches, there are three wonderful ones. I filled a large trash bag with trash and debris, still a LOT more to do, but I made forward progress and that felt good. I feel my husbands love and encouragement in there.
Well, that’s it for now. I need to get going. I found some great looking you-tube exercise videos for ‘seniors’ and I plan to start trying some of them. They look like fun and great for me too.
Have a great day wherever you may be ~ FlowerLady