I took a break from quilting for a week or two and devoured a few fiction books instead.
So many stitches ; maybe I needed that break :)
I have returned to Scrappy Granny ; this is the last block area.
While it is certainly hot enough this week for ice cream bars, I am enjoying Pennsylvania peaches.
Last week was steamy and muggy and we had storms and downpours every day. The weather changed on the day of Superman’s Wedding ( previous post ).
Now it is the opposite ; quite hot, in the 90’s. and dry. I mowed one day, started the weeding process the next day, and there are quite a lot of weeds. Why do they flourish more from the rain than the flowers? Not fair! :)
I planted just about everything this year from seeds rather than purchasing annual plants already started from a nursery. Those look to be coming in to bloom soon. Right now I have a nice amount of perennials in bloom.
Grapes are coming along, a tall lily ( half-fallen over from downpours ) and the rose of sharon bushes :
After the first round of roses were done, new growth came and another round is in bloom. I dug up roadside phlox a few years ago and that has started blooming now. The orange coneflowers are flourishing.
I was knee deep in phlox by the roadside, early morning, picking them for my son’s wedding a few years ago. I was drenched with the early morning dew when I was done, but I also had a bucket with one plant for my garden to remember it all by. For some reason, it blooms about a month later here than in the wild.
While I had to dead-head quite a few, many daisies are still in bloom. The Russian Sage is spilling over the sidewalk.
The bees love it.
Meanwhile, in exploring Blogland here and there, I have seen one or two bloggers question why less comments / visitors / posts / is everyone going to Instagram / or what-have-you.
Curious, I went to my stats. I recently did a post on a family wedding. In a 3 day period, I saw
- 176 Sunday
- 393 Monday
- 172 Tuesday ( as of Tuesday, around 6;30 when I checked )
- 15 comments
I am bloggging less than I used to but I’ve not gone the Instagram route yet. I generally try to comment but sometimes I just fly through and do not. I used to join a lot of link-up parties and don’t bother much with that anymore. I suppose that after a few years many of us change our blogging /reading habits…have you?
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