I can’t believe it’s already September! Each season has it’s own special smells and I could smell Fall in the air yesterday. The days are definitely getting shorter. Are you ready for the change in seasons?
Last week was eventful in so far as we received some outdoor items we ordered way back in June. Our new patio table finally came in and we have been eating out on the deck the past couple of days – breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This past weekend was Labor Day in the US. Mr. Aitch and I hung out at home and enjoyed the beautiful weather. The sunny skies were welcome as it rained every day last week and finally cleared up on Friday. We really missed our evenings eating al fresco and though summer is winding down, we can still enjoy another couple of weeks on the deck. You can read about the old table.
The fabric I ordered to recover the old cushions at the beginning of June was canceled by the manufacturer in mid-August. Or that’s when I found out about it. Back to square one with that. I finally decided on a solid red for the front porch cushions, ordered it, and received the bolt of fabric last week.
One thing I didn’t like about the original cushions is that they are 3-4 inches narrower than the seat cushions. That was something I didn’t realize before I made those covers. I have to get new inserts anyway so I will make them the same width as the seat cushions. I can take my time over the winter months to make the new cushion covers for next spring/summer.
The Rainy Window socks are coming along nicely. Sock number 1 is finished (except for weaving in the ends) and sock number 2 is more than halfway done. The heel is turned and I have about one-third of the foot knitted.
My knitting set up over the weekend. The audiobook I was listening to was hilarious. FYI it’s not for delicate ears.
You can find me out on the deck knitting.
till Mint Julep Day. Aka Kentucky Derby Day.
Last year something devoured our mint and we didn’t have any mint until July. Hoping this makeshift cage keeps it safe.
It’s time for you to go. Please gather your strength at this fine feast I have prepared for you. I do love to gaze upon you and witness your fine aerodynamic feats but you really need to leave.
Fall has arrived and I want you to be safe and warm so you will return to me next spring.
Goodbye and enjoy your winter vacation as I shall be awaiting your return next year.
Mr. Aitch and I cleared most of the leaves out from the front flower beds on Saturday.
If you look closely, you can see the silvery icicle garland strung across the railings to keep the birds from roosting and pooping there.
After looking at the pictures, it doesn’t seem like we did such a great job getting all those leaves out!
Those round “grates” above should keep my Balloon flowers from falling over. I have a third plant farther back that hasn’t started to emerge yet so I’ll need to buy another one of those supports. I should have taken some “before” pictures but when I thought about it, it was too late to get my camera.
I need to put some layers of newspaper down on the bare ground to keep the weeds from getting a stronghold before the tomato plants go in. Yes, we plant vegetables in our front flower beds. It gets the best sun plus that area has the best soil since it’s a raised bed. Our property is mostly shale. We had to truck in topsoil just to get the grass to grow.
Oops! We forgot to do this side of the house. Maybe we’ll tackle that project today.
Yay! My lilac is starting to bloom!