Sunday, August 9, 2015
I can't believe it's been two weeks already since I got back. In some ways that is no time and others, worlds away. The very next day after I returned, we drove two hours to Galveston to spend the day with family from Dallas and the Houston area on the beach.
My grandgirl Robin left with us at the end of the day for her week. And just as she left, my sister's two (bigger but still small) black and white dogs came for their 10 day stay.
They're still here. Minnie has grown since she appeared in the yard four weeks ago but not a whole lot.
And I've worked some days at the store. And caught up on the dangling threads I left to what remains of my business. I have even pulled out the waxes I made years ago of the tree bark around here and that is sitting on my table as I write. It is time to start some new work.
We are entering high summer. These are the dog days. This week we will see triple digits perhaps as high as 106˚. Corn is being harvested and the cotton is starting to pop. The birds are raising their last broods.
It is very dry even though we did get half an inch last Tuesday, the first rain in 7 or 8 weeks. Water is evaporating out of the turtle pond and water lily pond at a surprising rate.
The plumerias, still recovering from being froze to the ground winter before last, should be blooming but they're not. The altheas that didn't bloom in the spring like they were supposed to are putting on sparse flowers now. The yellow butterfly ginger is putting out it's first blooms and the morning glory bush is also blooming.
There's more but that's enough for now. It's too damn hot to be outside for any length of time.