Everyone in my household was gone Saturday morning so I set about to get my housework done early before the heat set in. My main goal was to mop the kitchen floor and dining room floor. I had done the bathroom a couple days ealier and the livingroom just needed a good vacuuming.
While I waited for my floors to dry I worked on my second sock. I took a glass of sun brewed iced tea with lemon and my knitting and headed out on to the small stoop I have on the side of the house. Totally out of the sun. The air was clear and temps were just perfect.
While knitting I was looking around at our poor yard, which is browning and totally gone dormant from the lack of rain and the blistering heat. My usual lush green gardens are withering up and looking pretty sad. In the corner of our property we have what we loving call our Celtic Garden – it is not looking so good this year.
What flowers are trying to appear for the late summer are not very pretty and the majority of the plants are just wilting. I don’t have the money or the time to water this garden. Even though from these pictures you are not able to tell, our Celtic garden is quite a good size corner garden.
In the middle (very corner) of the Celtic garden is our Ent tree – Treebeard. (We are huge Lord of the Ring fans).
Do you know what a money plant is? Fortunately, by this time this summer this is exactly what they are suppose to look like! By fall, they will be pure white!
In the fall I cut these down and use them for decorations with my cat tails and Chinese lanterns and bittersweet on my mantel.
The Madison County road crew just finished the day before “tar and feathering” our road (chip sealing is what they call it really. They put a layer of tar down and then small pebble stones and drive a roller over the whole mess.) Because it has been so dry, the stones are just making a huge dust storm everytime a car drives over the road, no matter how slow or fast. You should see the front of my house, my windows and my car. You would think we lived in the dessert.
The picture really doesn’t show how terrible it really is.
Finally, to talk about knitting for a minute. I once again spent money I really shouldn’t have on the last Cat Bordhi book I have wanted. It was a deal and I had to resistance!!!!! That is what is driving me on to finish this last sock – I will not start another until this pair is done!!!!!
I can hardly wait for the book, but then the dilema comes as to what sock I will do! I think as fast as I have been getting this sock done (since yesterday I have gone thru the heal, thru the gusset and I am now on the foot heading to the toe) by the time the book comes from California I will be done!
It is so hard to decide because she has such wonderful ideas and inventions that I am ready now to take on as a challenge. I will let you know.
State Fair projects are ready, and I will be taking pictures and showing you AFTER all entries have been entered in the fair. I know it sounds petty but there are several women on Ravelry also entering the fair and I have linked my blog to Ravelry and well……. need I say more?