I am in southwestern PA. Today was more like October 1st than September 1st! :)
It was around 50 degrees this morning, cloudy and breezy so no sun to warm you up a bit, and late afternoon when I checked, it had not gone over 59 degrees!
Starting tonight we are to begin to see the remnants of Harvey…a rainy weekend is in store for us. While the forecasters are not predicting that we’ll get much, I recall Ike being stalled over us for days on end and this area had major flooding. Many years prior to that PA. had a similar situation with Hurricane Floyd.
But Harvey and Texas….just breaks my heart. What those folks are going through is horrific.
Here, I am just settled in for a cool and rainy weekend …probably enough rain to make the grass that I just mowed and the weeds that I just pulled start to grow again :)
- I have some slow stitching to keep me busy. When I did a sewing review ( previous post ) I realized that 7 or 8 of the little baskets still required circles. So I prepped the circles to sew onto the existing baskets and prepped a few new baskets for this month.
- I can always put more hand quilting stitches in the Botanical top as well. The first block was echo quilted with wavy lines following background musical notes….this one will be a grid.
My oldest son lives in Missouri now, working for Boeing. He and his fiancee and her son came here last weekend for a wedding. Fourteen of us met up at the Original House of Pancakes for a long and leisurely breakfast. After that they had to race off to the wedding but here is a photo that I *stole* from the fiancee off of Facebook :)
Also * stolen* are a few of my DIL’s photos to make this collage. My grands are in two different school districts. Three started earlier. One was on his way back from getting a haircut style that he’d requested. We don’t have Kate as often as we used to but on this day all grades were represented.
Outdoors, I have tomatoes producing and grapes ripening on the vine. The Rose of Sharon bushes are still in bloom, sunflowers that I planted in MAY are just opening and the fall tall grasses are ripening to the delight of the birds.
Because I relied so much on seeds this year versus purchasing plants at the nursery, things were a bit sparse early on, but now between the bushes in bloom, perennials, and the flowers from the seeds as well as volunteers, the entire house is surrounded by flowers and exuberant color at the end of August. A few shots as an example…
If you are not in Texas, how about you ? Have you had any effects from Harvey as it moves north or are you experiencing this unusually cool weather lately?
Having asked that, I remember that when I was a kid, right around back-to-school time it DID cool off. The same when MY kids were little, come to think of it.
I have gotten so used to the hotter extended summer temperatures in the last decade or so that I’d forgotten that, or is it just me ?
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