Wow, where is this year zipping off too? It is hard to believe that it is August already. It is hot and humid here, but from what I’ve seen online, it’s not as hot as some of you are having it. I do live about 3 miles from the ocean though, and that makes a lot of difference. My husband and I really noticed this living in Spain while he was in the US Navy. We’d go off for a ride and as soon as we headed inland it would become hotter, although in Spain it was a ‘dry’ heat, not humid at all. Every time on the trip back to our apt., there was one place in the road where the temperature changed, and we would feel the cool breezes once again. We lived on the beach while in Spain, $75 a month rent, 1970-1973.
Some of you with hotter temps will soon see an end to them, whereas down here in s.e. FL we still have August and September to get through, and they can be brutal.
This morning I did not know what I was going to do, but when I stepped outside and took a quick walk around, I decided to mow. It was something I’d not done in at least a couple of weeks, not having much rain, there’s no need. But, it did need it now and it felt good to be doing it. I really like my electric lawn mower. It’s so much quieter, easier to handle and doesn’t put out heat and polution like the old mower did. Every time I mow I enjoy the scent of the freshly mown grass. There should be a way to bottle that scent, maybe for an air-freshner, an incense stick, a candle?
Anyway, here’s my driveway after mowing. Off to the left where the driveway veers off, is another area that was mowed, and then behind me in the photo, is the little lawn out by the front sidewalk and the rest of the driveway.
I’ve been working on some needlework pieces. One I forgot to take a picture of before I gave it away. It was a heart with a newlywed couples names on it and some peachy roses.
I just finished up another heart yesterday afternoon. The embroidered butterfly and flowers I had created from a photograph of mine, done in 2010. It’s been sitting in a drawer. This will be a gift to the young lady who I recently met. She works at Butterfly World, being a tour guide there, and writes up info, etc. She has a degree in horticulture and is a lepodopterist. She and her husband are a sweet young couple who go to the church I attend.
I couldn’t find the right frame in my stash, so decided to mount it to some lovely fabric I picked up recently. I also made a little name tag with the name of the butterfly embroidered on it and sewed that on. The flower that the butterfly is on is Hamelia Paten or Firebush. All sorts of butterflies and bees love these flowers.
Next are pics of two different yarns, such luscious colors. I’ll show later, what I create with them.
Next is a gorgeous orchid that bloomed last week. It has several more buds on it but only one is open right now. I don’t know the name of this orchid.
View from the backside.
Zoomed in. Isn’t it amazing?
Still don’t have the sales tax stuff figured out. Will email Celestina about it as she volunteered to help me from TX. I heard back from the Small Business Assc. today and they basically sent me links to websites I’d already been too. Sheesh! Something that seems like it should be simple, is turning into a bit of a nightmare. I’ll keep you posted. I’m not going to stress, I want to enjoy the simple pleasures and the beauty in each and every day that I am blessed with.
May you all feel the love of God as you go about your daily lives. He loves us all.
Love, hugs & prayers ~ FlowerLady