August Blog-o-sphere Topic: Favorite things about summer
Summer in Louisiana can be hard to love. I never knew the humidity could be 100% without it actually raining before I lived here. Still I have things I look forward to about summer.
Of course, there is the basil....
Chip makes a rockin' hurricane pesto
Also, when the Bambusa starts shooting up before your eyes....
We appreciate its breakneck growth spurts
sufficiently blocking the neighbors' giant plastic
play equipment. Well done Oldhammii.
|nosy bad dog|
Then there's watching the firecracker plant take over the front planter box in our survival of the fittest garden...
I have such a soft spot for this plant. It was planted before Katrina when we had
so much more shade, and it still gave me a little color with just a little
sun. It never froze back this past winter, and I've let it go wild this year.
Ok, here we go. Digging these shoes from the back of my closet is a summer ritual of the last few years...
A friend calls them my blue footed booby shoes.
Funny story about these shoes. Chip gave them to me for Christmas several years
ago. He says as he brought them to the register he asked the young girl behind the
counter if he could return them if they were the wrong size. She smiled and said,
"Yes sir......or the wrong color."
Truly something I look forward to possibly the most....
...when the fragrant white ginger begins flowering for most of the summer.
My dear husband often snips a stem of ginger and leaves it in a vase
in my studio for me to find.
I open the studio door in the morning and am greeted with
such a lovely scent filling my work space. A wonderful start to any day.
There are certainly other things, but that is all for now.
|Kitty drops by to help me with blog photos|
Just a few of us this month, but visit the other participating member blogs for their take on the theme:
Kathleen Krucoff: http://mysticalmythicalmetalwork.wordpress.com/
Beth Cyr: http://bcyrjewelry.blogspot.com
Shannon Caved Under The Nagging Koochin: http://thebassplayersdaughter.blogspot.ca
Robyn Hawk: http://flyviewsandreviews.blogspot.com/