There’s a lot going on over here on the plains. Come on up the deck stairs & into the house and see. The garden is very close to being ready to pull everything out for the season. I got a million or so of these… One thing about the Roma is that the plants put out a lot of tomatoes!! Bushels!! I harvested some of these… and these… and was so happy to get a lot of these…
I am so drawn to sunflowers. These always remind me of a brush stroke. And these too…. I didn’t get that many of these colors this year. A close up of a school bus yellow one. My popcorn is finally filling out and tassels are turning brown. Can’t wait to see if I got any colored corn! See how each plant puts off at least 3 to 5 ears! The sweet corn stalks are being used for this…. I make my own hay bales with a milk crate and long grass from the field. This one needs more grass….you can see the red crate coming through! All of those gourds and squash and pumpkins came from my garden this year. And this is what my husband has been doing a lot…. cutting tile on this saw in the yard!! He worked in the pouring rain for 5 hours last week cutting ceramic tile to be laid on my kitchen floor!! Can you believe it? I thought he was crazy but he wanted to get it done. He and his friend had made a plan for that night and they pulled it off! It’s a good thing he didn’t get sick. He was soaked to the bone! I will show some pictures of my new floor soon. It is getting grouted tonight.
I went to a yard sale this summer that my daughter had, and bought this…. casserole dish. Guess what? As I was leaving, I remembered that I bought it for her for Christmas about 3 or 4 years ago! Ha! Apparently that’s why I liked it? Shame on you Carissa! You could have at least hidden it or sold it before I came! Just kidding. I teased her about it before I left and am glad to have it. I already made a lasagna in it!
I met a very neat lady recently that owns a shop called Screen Door Collectibles. It’s a pretty funny story actually. I was out on a Saturday in my home town perusing yard sales. I had time to check out just one more quick one and I came across hers. Her shop is located in a one car garage next to her house. The yard sale was in the driveway leading up to the shop. I was mesmerized by the items I was seeing and also the hand painted folk art chairs and furniture! I finally made it up to the garage/shop and was even more excited at what I was seeing. I kept looking around trying to find the person running this lovely shop, when I heard a kind voice say “Can I help you find anything?” There she was….hand painting something…and sitting behind “Two brightly painted Screened Doors” that were connected together in the shape of a V and being used like one of those Japanese privacy screens!! How cute!! This was hanging on one of the screen windows and I think I paid a dollar for it…. I had to have it. It has beads on the ropes…. that are attached to old rusty bells…..pretty colored beads…see..
She had this bowl sitting on her desk behind the screens. It had some candy in it. I asked about it. She took the candy out and sold it to me for fifty cents. A piece had been glued back onto it. I couldn’t tell…..besides….it is for my room upstairs….so who cares! I loved it!! See the frog and the lily pads? Isn’t he cute? It has a twig base and it’s a Fitz and Floyd….so no wonder it’s so adorable!!
On a more personal note, I spoke with Dawn from C & G Design this week. She is supposed to be going home from the hospital tomorrow (Wednesday) and will begin Chemo as soon as she is feeling up to it. She will tell everyone what has happened to her I am sure. She’s been through a lot….she’s a very brave girl. Please continue to keep her in your prayers…..thank you.