Hi Folks ~ I am so thankful that first of all Hurricane Danny fizzled out, then Erika who was a tropical storm also fizzled out after hitting the mountains of Cuba. She hardly gave my area any rain at all. We had more rain the week before than from her who was predicted to dump 4-8 inches with flooding.
The first photo is looking east.
This is looking south.
Here I was dressed for rain as I headed over to feed and let out Bella and Max yesterday (Sunday) morning. This picture was taken between 6:30-7. Boy oh boy that rain outfit was horrible. I started sweating as soon as I put it on. When I got to the jobsite, I pulled it off. Never needed it anyway, but I was prepared.
This is an alamanda, which I almost missed seeing, and it is past its prime. I got this as a cutting a couple of years ago, and this is the second bloom, as I saw that there was an empty sepal where a blossom had been.
Last week I bought some pin backs, as I wanted to try my hand at making a beaded heart pin. So, yesterday I got started, I used a stiff beading foundation. Put a piece of lace on it, and proceeded to bead the flower and leaves first, then filled with with beads. Needless to say, this took hours. The size is 2 5/8 inches x 2 5/8 inches. My right hand is aching a bit after all of this work.
This morning I looked on you-tube to find a tutorial I had seen awhile back for a finished edging. Found it and after making the backing and gluing the two pieces together, I did the edging.
I’ve been discouraged and somewhat depressed this past month, it’s been building up since losing my job in April. (On top of losing my dearest and best friend, the love of my life.) Losing my job after 17 years, was rough. Both of these losses have made me wonder just what the heck am I supposed to be doing at this time in my life. I’ve read some spiritually uplifting pieces this past week, plus seen some on the computer. They have helped me feel lighter and better and I am thankful to God for His tender love and care. He sees me through each and every day.
I love ‘creating’ and working on this pin and finishing it was wonderful therapy.
Fall is coming. My little part-time job comes to an end tonight. I am relieved Bella, Max and I made it through 36 days. I know they are going to be so glad to see Dad tonight when he gets in around 9:30-10.
I look forward to puttering in my gardens and with projects.
I have much to be thankful for.
I thank you all for your prayers, good wishes, etc. for calm in my heart and spirit and safety with these two storms.
I hope you all have a great week.
Count your blessings, let your loved ones know you love them.
O Infinite Father, I'm grateful to Thee
For the moon and the stars and deep rolling sea;
For beauties of nature, where e'er they may be...
For the handclasp of friends, so firm and so true;
For sunrise and sunset and glistening dew;
The fleecy white clouds and the Heavens, so blue;
For these wonderful gifts, dear Lord, I thank you!
Gertrude T. Buckingham, "My Song of Thanksgiving"