Thursday, July 29, 2021
Thursday, July 8, 2021
Welcome to another week of things I like!
I like seeing my friends! I had wonderful get togethers with three different sets of friends this week and it was so wonderful to see them all. Really delightful. I did discover that I am very (very) bad at croquet, but the game was fun all the same!
Spooky is still his beloved self. This week he has taken to eating all the parts of the pumpkin plant that have grown through the fence onto the back porch. I keep coming upon him chewing up giant trailing stems of it- I think he likes the crunchy stem bits. I always take it away, but then he goes and gets some more. Pretty soon there won't be any left on the porch, so I guess it's self-limiting, but it's too bad, and now there are small pieces of pumpkin leaves all over the place.
I hope everyone is having a good week! Click over to LeeAnna's for more things to like!
Thursday, July 1, 2021
Welcome to another week of things to like. It's been raining and raining here which has prevented the temperatures from getting too hot, although it's very muggy. Such unseasonable weather here is very weird, but my plants and flowers are glad of the the rain. My floors, not so much. So much rain means gallons of mud in the house.
The pumpkin plant is getting bigger and bigger every minute. I hope the pumpkins will mature. The first dahlias fully bloomed this week. I have two varieties blooming right now, these perfect ball dahlias (I think they are the Maarn variety), and one Alauna Clair-Obscur dahlia (it's the purple one Spooky is sniffing). I also planted a bunch of dinnerplate dahlias and I'm not sure if any of them grew at all (so many of my dahlias never came up this year), but I have three-ish plants that haven't bloomed yet so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that at least one of them is one of the dinner plates.
Spooky the loaf. He sits on my lap like this and although it's nice when he occasionally sits the other way so I get the head-end, when he is the other way he just bothers Bentley to death, so this is preferable when we're all sitting together.
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
|The Armadillo and the Cow. c. Shannon Conley, 2021, 35"h x 49"w, Photo Mike Cox|
I love how this turned out. I'm still working on a hidden frame for it (mounted to the back to provide support), but it just makes me happy to see it on my design wall. I'm still trying to think of a name for the armadillo and the cow, so feel free to leave any suggestions in the comment box!