All I can say is it is too HOT, HOT, HOT. I feel like the Wicked Witch from the Wizard of Oz. I'm melting....I'm melting...
But, the truth is in the pictures.
Here is one of my beautiful Brandy roses in the morning...
After a temperature of 106 degrees, this is what it looks like in the afternoon....
It is disappointing. I can keep the bushes alive, even get them to bloom in this drought (though the rain we got last month helped, a LOT) but I can't stop the wind. Oh well, we can hope that next year will be better.
One of the things that I have in common with my boys is that I love to go to swap meets. You never know what you may find! I collect vintage cotton table cloths. Not just to have, but to use when we have BBQs out on the patio. I love the old prints. I don't care if they have stains, it shows they were loved. I found these at the Sunday Swap Meet. The bottom one with the fruit was $10. It has no tears, no stains, an unusual find. I asked if they would take less, they said no. The top one has a few stains, but was only $5. I had $7, so I borrowed $3 from my step son. I guess the vendor appreciated my happy attitude and my step son's willingness to share...he sold me the extra nice one for $10 and threw in the other for free! Yay for us!
Over at the far end of the swap meet, my step son and I found a jewelry counter with quite a few 1960 pieces. He picked out (and paid for out of his wallet!) this enameled daisy for my jean jacket. How cute is this!?!? I love it!
At one of the plant stands, we found some African Violets. Sometimes I can get them to bloom, sometimes not...Since these were only $2 each, I figured that I really didn't have much to loose. And, they're variegated, hard to find in my neck of the woods. This vendor propagates their own. Pretty, pretty, pretty!
Stitching? LOL LOL LOL Funny. I stitched for an hour two nights ago, thirty minutes last night. I finished the legs on the dog (?) and 1/3 of a flower urn. Not exactly speeding along, but it's something.
I am off to eat dinner, then on the treadmill for 30 minutes. I'm hanging in there, doing what needs to be done. Exercise is important. Sigh. Have a wonderful week, be kind to one another.