A Slice of Life in August….right before the kids all begin to start back to school around here.
It was 91 degrees on Tuesday when I took the twins to a local creek. For the most part, one wades in the shallow end, and there is a little ‘island’ to collect seashells on, but there was a spot that was deep enough for swimming as well.
Late afternoon, a few thunderstorms moved through and then the temperature dropped almost 20 degrees within an hour.
We now have a forecast of highs in the mid-70’s and lows in the 50’s for days on end. Glorious!
No loud window air conditioners running, just open windows and the drowsy hum of the cicadas and the other insects that make up the August orchestra.
Peaches on the windowsill, tomatoes ready to pick and a new bloom in the mystery wildflower bed ( a packet of mixed seeds….some I recognize, this I do not. )
Indoors the light is changing a bit…I notice more of a contrast of sun and shadows earlier in the late afternoon.
I am about 2/3 of the way through in regards to tying this quilt top now. One short side and long side are done and I started the binding ; it will be less boring this way to go back and forth between tying and sewing. I am bringing the back to the front on this one. I’ve not done that recently but I have done it on older quilts and yes, it holds up just fine :)
I thought to show you what I call The Gauntlet now :) The bees are generally not bothered when I come in close for a photo, but when I go by with the mower they are a bit annoyed. In this gauntlet I have to pass by the hydrangea bush and two russian sage areas, all swarming with bees.
I go as fast as I can with apologies all the way through!
Some flowers on the other side….
Then on that same side, the hyacinth bean vine is climbing and growing. In the past, I have soaked these seeds for days on end to get them going, then nutured them with daily water….so I find this to be hilarious. These are ‘volunteers ‘ this year ! :)
Here is my garden surprise viewed from the porch :)
I also have two cherry tomato ‘volunteer’ plants from last year growing in the back, alongside the regular tomatoes that I planted.
If you garden, do you get surprises like this sometimes ?
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