Wow, I can’t get over how fast time is zipping along. Of course, that means cooler weather will be here soon. Well, down here in s.e. FL that won’t be until around the end of October, as September can be/usually is, pretty hot and humid.
The past three mornings I’ve worked outside from 1-2 hours, sweat running. The shade is much nicer to work in than where the sun is hitting, that is for sure. Monday I weedwacked, until I could do no more. My arms start shaking and feeling like jello, that was the morning I worked only for an hour. My left arm is still sore from that work out. Yesterday morning I mowed, and then trimmed along the driveway, that was for two hours. This morning I washed and hung out a load of laundry, then did some trimming of hedge around the secret garden, another two hours. I hope to tackle the main garden paths that are really overgrown starting tomorrow morning.
Afternoon sun, driveway heads north, and then west.
The Confederte Jasmine on the arbor by the caravan needs a haircut, and I’m not showing what else needs doing in that area. I selectively take photos. Where I park is more or less behind me. The cement in photo is one of the runners.
Below are the berries from the Beauty Berry bush. My first time growing this. Aren’t the berries pretty?
This sweet little flower below is from the shrub, Melochia tomentosa L., otherwise known as Teabush, Pyramid Bush, Woolly Pyramid Flower. The people I bought it from just called it “Gray Leaf” shrub, because at times the leaves are a grayish-green.
The flower below is from an unknown groundcover. It looks pretty growing with the ‘wandering jew’ leaves.
Below is a Drift rose, coral in color, which I got this past spring.
Below is first the bud taken on the 9th of August, and then the full blown rose on the 11th. The rose is Mr. Lincoln. It smells heavenly.
The cookies below were made to take to a small home group study from my church. Brown sugar crescents on the left and peanut butter on the right, two of my dear husband’s favorites.
This past Saturday morning I went to a baby shower. I knew the family but no one else. It was fun and I enjoyed making the gift. Mom and Dad both loved it, Mom said the colors were perfect. They are having a little girl. The skein of yarn below and the finished blanket. I also crocheted the tiny little baby and had that in my stash to use for the pkg.
Well, I guess that is it from Plum Cottage for now. I’m ready to get horizontal to read before sleep. Tomorrow is a new day.
Count your blessings, see the good and beauty in each day, take time to breathe, listen to the silence, and enjoy. Ask God for strength when you need it, and ask for help from others as well. You and they will both be blessed and one day you will do the same for someone else.
Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady