august…

by grace on September 23, 2017

trying to remember my excuse for being so lax in posting much in august, i looked at photos.  i was pretty busy doing stuff outside.

i power-washed the little dock, and wow, what a difference.

lester approved.

while i did that, kevin installed a portable toilet on the boat.  he also bought a privacy curtain!  he thinks of everything.  he replace the big bench seat with a smaller one, which he was in the middle of attaching here.

i’d borrowed amy & jim’s new power washer because ours broke and at some point i realized that i was burning the hose.  so dumb. at least it didn’t burn all the way through plus luckily for some reason kevin had an extra hose that he could swap for it.  it’s always something.

meanwhile…another beautiful evening.

i set the old bench seat amongst the chairs around our fire pit.  very comfortable, a couch by the water.

i found this great stand-up to give to kevin for his birthday, and added the caption.  i set it up the night before his birthday, and it’s funny how many times princess leia has startled me.  i assumed he’d take her down to his man cave, but she’s sitting in the living room right now.

a handful of the crocosmia bulbs i planted flowered.  they didn’t do that well, but i assume they’ll come up in more abundance next year.  everything is suddenly burnt up because we’ve had a last bit of ridiculous summer heat, plus no rain at all.  for example, right now at noon it’s 90 but feels like 94.  it looks a little like fall with leaves on the ground, but feels like the heart of summer.

uh oh..chester decided he was desperate for a mini cupcake.   cats don’t like cupcakes, but nobody told chester.

as i was driving home one day i stopped to look at these fawns, who were taken aback while their mom continue to snack.

lester, with the best view in the house.

amy gave me these beautiful yellow canna lilies – she didn’t know which ones she bought were yellow, and they’re so dazzling and still blooming now.

the last hurrah of our very old and dying peach tree.  we used to get an unbelievable amount of peaches from the two trees, and now the last one has had it.

here’s a “where’s waldo” peach – see it in the upper right corner?  there were actually about five of them, but they all disappeared.  we need to plant something else next year.  i love mimosa trees, but on the other hand it sure was nice to have our very own peaches.

i’m staying inside today because of the ridiculous heat plus i managed to get a cold two days ago.  i’m trying to be very still, hoping  it won’t linger.

like i said, always something.

ok then,

mrs. seeing the end of september lurking hughes.

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Tom.Audrey.Emma October 11, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Great photos. Power washing does do a great job..

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grace October 13, 2017 at 3:06 pm

i love to power wash! it’s hard not to over do it, though…

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