I heard a sound last night that I haven't heard in a long, long time. The sound of thunder and rain. Oh Lord did I love that sound, eventho Toby was on top of me all night long. As much as I like the sound, he is totally opposite, do they have teeny tiny earplugs for dogs?? The plants and flowers all had happy smiles on their faces this morning, the trees still want more, but are glad they got a taste of moisture.
Yesterday, as I went to Leows and Home Depot still buying stuff for the bathrooms, I had, just had to pick up some colorful flowers to add a splash of color back into the garden. This heat has pretty much wiped out all the flowering plants, their leaves are crisp and the flowers are a dried-up brown color. Not exactly awe inspiring. And because it is late in the season, most are on sale right now if you can find some that are not hanging on for dear life due to neglect. But low and behold Leows had some grand multi-colored zinnias and periwinkles that both love the heat and sun. Hopefully they will add just the right punch that the garden needs right now.
Linking up to Deb's This or That Thursday, Nancy's Rural Thursday, Beyond Layers & LeAnne's Flower Art Friday.
Thinking about this one for my postcard for Kat's Liberate Your Art Postcard Swap....these have to be mailed pretty darn quick so I have to make a decision fast. I ordered blank postcards from www.The2Buds.com. They have a sticky back so you just peel off and add your own image. On the other side they have the regular postcard image address, stamp and place to write a note. I ordered 50 thinking I could put them to use for myself.
Or I may choose the one with the pony in the field of flowers, or the farm scene, or the hydrangeas in the ball jar...see that's the trouble, it's hard to choose.
Over at Kim's Beyond Layers this week it is fence week...she also gave us a sweet texture to use for today's link-up....I am likin' this one. Using this also for my Flickr group "Prompt Addicts" for Quote Week...2 birds, one stone.
A little more rain fell on my parade today...after painting my bathroom cabinet two coats of primer and then 3 coats of black paint, my people, you know my people, came back today to finish up.....he was afraid it had not dried long enough and was leery to install the sink base, faucets, and lighting fixture for fear of messing up the paint job. (and it was a fine paint job, I will have to say) Damn, and I thought today would be the day it would be DONE....but we will continue to muddle on and they will be back on Saturday to FINISH!! If you want to slowly lose your mind, not sleep, make umteenth trips to Home Depot do not, I repeat DO NOT decide to re-do 3 bathrooms at the same time.
Eventho I didn't get my sink in today, I did get the paper lantern hung that I bought over a year ago for the screen porch....it is so colorful...I love it.
Gotta go, have to return some cabinet hardware and buy more. See what I mean....never-ending.
"No one has every drowned in his own sweat." ~ Ann Landers
Until next time.....