Friday, July 8, 2011

What a difference!

Just a few short weeks ago, I was saying how wet the back flower bed was and that I wished the rain would let up for a few days so I could work out there.  Now, it's so dry I need a jack hammer to work out there!  No such thing as a happy medium, I guess.

So, in spite of the fact that I have to watch for wilted flowers like these,  I also have volunteers like the snapdragon above!  I'm saving water from dishes  and showers to water the flowers with. (I have never had to worry about my well going dry and I don't intend to test it!)

I had a relaxing holiday weekend last week.  I worked outside in the mornings when it was cool, doing my best to keep up with the weeds, who are not bothered by the lack of moisture.  Then I spent as long as I could in the sewing room, which gets very stuffy in the afternoons.  I'll show what  I made soon- it's kind of a surprise for the "Art C Girlz".

I am also addicted to the flowers from the book I showed last time.  Here are a few more.  At some point I'll figure out what to do with them!  I hope to make a bouquet of them for my desk at work.

We're still "enjoying" visits from our natural neighbors.

This guy came for a breakfast of grubs or beetles I guess- he rooted around out there for about an hour!

This time it's Mockingbirds nested in the Magnolia tree right off the front porch!

I'm happy to say the nicotiana is doing well- and matches most of my summer wardrobe!

I couldn't resist buying this lettuce at the farmer's market!  Isn't it gorgeous???

I decided to add a "green tip" of the week.  Nothing you haven't heard before, but we all need reminders of the basics now and then, right?  This week I'm reminding you to buy the largest size possible at the store.  If you use small portions, split a large package of product into small reusable containers when you get it home.  Less packaging means less materials and energy to produce, less to throw away and less cost to you in the long run!

I am grateful for:
Quiet time in the garden and the sewing room.
Visits with my sons both far and near.
Friends who understand and support you when you need it.
My bursitis subsided without having to get a shot!
Doing "nothing" with my hubby!

1 comment:

  1. A. L.O.V.E. the fabric flowers. You constantly inspire me. Now I just need to find that darn "More Time in My Day Fairy"!

    B. I have the same colored nicotiana. How cool are we?! : )

    C. Have one of your skunk's kin here rooting around. As long as he/she does it at night, I don't care.

    D. Your "green" tip: I buy organic oatmeal in bulk, then make up my own "instant oatmeal" packets. 1/3 c. oats, 2 Tb. of whatever dried fruit %/or nuts I want, into sandwich bags or small jars. When it's breakfast time, I combine one packet with 3/4 c. milk in a non-plastic bowl and nuke for 4 mins on 50% power. If it needs sweetening, I add some honey. Easy-peasy!

    Looking forward to blogging and sewing time on this lazy Saturday. : )