Sunday, July 26, 2015

More of the same

I'm beginning to wonder if I'll ever sew again. Seriously. The longer I go without sewing, the less interest I have in even sitting at the machine. Well, I did have to fix a seam in the side of Emily's work pants yesterday, but I don't think that counts for anything. LOL Meanwhile the flowers are blooming and the butterflies are loving it. There are actually three butterflies in the first picture, although they're a bit hard to see. If you click on the picture to enlarge it you might find them all.




Monday, July 13, 2015

Never-ending yard work

Still no sewing going on here. It's all I can do to work and keep up with the yard work. It's been a few years since we mulched the flowerbeds. The only one I've gotten done this year is the one by the deck, but it makes it look so much better. The others may have to wait until later this summer or even next year. But still, one done is better than none.


The other day there were several of these butterflies on my purple coneflowers. You can see how badly the Japanese beetles have damaged the coneflowers. They've been wreaking havoc with my yellow rose too. Still, it's lovely to see the butterflies in the garden! :0)


Saturday, July 4, 2015

Hot Air Balloons

Every year a nearby town has a hot air balloon festival on the Fourth of July weekend, and we try to get to at least one of the flights each year. This year I had to go by myself, and while it wasn't as much fun as when one or both of the kids went along, now that they have their own lives, I guess I just have to get used to doing these things on my own. Anyway, it was a beautiful night for them to fly, and I did enjoy it. Here are a few of the pictures I took...