Thursday, July 13, 2017

June and then July...

It's been a warm summer so far!  However, we have seen an abundance of rain and that is good thing.  

For the past decade or so, it has been dry and crunchy most of the summer months.  The trees dry out and turn brown in CT, and farms suffer from weeks without rain.  This year it is a veritable  jungle in New England and very beautiful.

Edie has wanted to go out and play but it was kind of hot and humid and sometimes rainy. After the last rain she was adamant.  She visited Flamingo Park (which is actually on our deck!) and enjoyed some time with her new tiny Teddy bear.  Then she revisited the pansies for a while. 

Usually pansies are long gone by July but so far so good.  You might remember we had to build an enclosure on the deck because squirrels and other critters dug up everything I planted.  They took ONE BITE out of each tomato and they upended my cacti plants and ate the roots.  It is much calmer since we enclosed a space.

It has been a very busy time with home repairs and day trips. Time flies sometimes.We have been blessed with rainbows this year since we have had some real summer rains. This is over the rooftops across the street.

What have you been doing this summer? My creative level has been kind of low due to being busy with other things. I bought new water color paints and love then--Koi and Jane Davenport brands. I usually use Cotman or Pelican but I had coupons and was able to get all of these on sale. From time to time, I take them out and experiment with them. Have you tried watercolor brush pens that you fill with water?  They are fun to work with for small projects.

Hope that summer is treating you well and you don't have extreme weather of any variety.  We have just been through one of the hottest and most humid days in a very long time.  Glad we had a big rain!

Until next time,
enjoy the season!
Enjoy the day!


Beth said...

Our summer has been very wet; which beats a drought any day! Forever making dolls, and finding a use for all the cardboard boxes I cannot bear to throw away :-)



Simply Shelley said...

I can't wait for Autumn 😀❤