Usually Minnesota Augusts are hot, sticky, and in general one of my least favorite months of the year. It's the month I spend thinking about how glad I'll be when it's September - see here for proof. It's the month when my plants take a big nose dive - looking dry, faded, and gangly, and the grass is usually a sad shade of brown for lack of rain. This August however is quite a deviation from Augusts of the past. We have had rain, rain, rain. It looks more like spring around here. I took a couple more pictures of the outside to show how the flowers have been doing. I'm quite pleased by their color, and have to say that as a result of this mild weather I'm actually enjoying August (even though I'm still thinking about autumn - as exemplified by the picture at the bottom of this post - I can't help it).
I realize there's nothing overly amazing about this display, but believe me, if you saw what they normally look like in August you'd think me a gardening wizard right now - maybe even a botanical genius :o)
I also took a few pictures of the kitchen because I enjoy the lighting during the middle of the day.
I'm sitting at the island right now as I write this post. Seems to be one of my favorite places to sit - whether I'm on the computer, reading, looking at magazines, eating - I just like it here.
These are some roses I picked up the other day and liked how they started to look droopy and sort of hang dog. I like the creamy pitcher paired with the creamy roses.
This is my little shelf of Ironstone pitchers - something I tend to look for when I'm antiquing. I like seeing similar things all grouped together.
And, as I mentioned, despite being very satisfied with the pleasant, mild August weather we've been having I still get excited about autumn. As I've mentioned in the past, I drag out all my fall and Halloween stuff on September 1st. Yes, it's true, in August I'm dreaming about the October gatherings we'll have, cups of cocoa, warm sweaters, jeans, boots, picking pumpkins and apples, and of course going antiquing - all good stuff. Be well my friends.