….. And I am not impressed!
It has been very hot around here. A lot of doors and windows are open to the breeze, any breeze, in an attempt to keep the house cool. It has been so hot that Sophie hasn’t had much energy during the day. Sunday evening at bedtime Sophie perked up and started exploring area’s that are normally not available to her. She has found a few treasures – my treasures!
Needless to say that door has been closed; how can such a cute dog wreck so much havoc!
Because of the heat our walks have been short and under the trees where it is a little cooler than other places. Monday we went to Stephenson Point Park. I did not take many pictures, just a few of some wildflowers.
We have been spending a lot of time in the backyard, in the coolest corner, where the sun shines only very briefly in the early evening.
Our backyard is starting to look pretty good. This years efforts are paying off and the new plants are all thriving, despite Sophie’s’ “help”!
There is still a lot of work to do and a lot of garden left to plant, but I am happy with the current look.
The Rose Bush that Sophie had pulled out of the pot last year, dragged around the yard and chewed up, has surprised me. The Rose Bush that had been left out in the pot last Winter to drown in water, to freeze and thaw as the Winter progressed, because I thought that it was dead, has stunned me.
This Spring when it showed a few leaves I decided to try a rescue. I carefully planted it in the garden and put a cage around it to discourage Sophie from helping.
I watched as it leafed out and started to grow. Then it started budding and blooming. I am so thrilled and amazed! This is one hardy Rose Bush!
I have started the Holden Shawlette and made a few modifications. My needle size is 3.75mm. Every needle I picked up was a 3.75mm – this was a sign! Either my house needed tidying or that the world wanted me to knit the shawlette with the 3.75mm. I went with the world’s opinion!
I also made the center line a two stitch garter detail – I just like a heavier demarcation between the two halves and I added one stitch to each end garter edge, again I like that slightly heavier look of the edges. I think that it helps to define the shape.
This morning there is a wonderful breeze and I am really appreciating the cool.
I hope that you have a wonderful, cool, day.