This summer is flying by! Can you believe it is August already! Allergy season has been tough this year so I haven’t done as much outside as I have other years. But here is what I have been busy with:
I have been painting quite a bit. Or at least, quite a bit for me as I used to never paint! I have done a few dog portraits. Here is my latest one.
I am considering creating some paintings of fruit and then putting them up for sale. Here is my first sample. It is painted on a wood panel that has a 1 5/8” frame behind it. That would allow the buyer to either hang it or place it on a flat surface.
The newly seeded grass is coming in quite well. As are the weeds in it! I will be able to start mowing it soon and next year we will look after the weeds.
The new lilac shoots are coming in! I am excited to see them form new bushes and to continue to do this with the other 3 overgrown ones.
My little cutting garden is a bit of a disaster this year. Seeds didn’t sprout and weeds took over. I ended up planting some leftover perennials from our store. I’m not sure where I will go with it next year. edium List 2
The new home for our compost is almost done. Les placed some of the blocks but has since discovered a few more. He will make it a little bit higher. We put the best side facing the neighbor as this side will eventually be hidden with clippings etc.
Les completed the gate! I love it! All the different finishes in this part of the yard are beautiful to me. Though we are going to re-side the red shed, I am not in any hurry.
The other gardens are growing pretty good and the crabapples are coming along as well.
There you have it. I quick snapshot of some of the goings on around here. I have a hard time thinking that we only have a month of summer left before frost! Yikes! What happened to this year?!
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