Even though I'm not knitting right now, I want to keep the blog active. I plan to update at least once a week with pictures and events I want to preserve.
So, jumping right in with a list of totally unrelated catch-up items . . .
When we bought this house nineteen years ago, there were butterflies everywhere. Swallowtails, monarchs, and many others. There were so many it was almost impossible to drive down the road without hitting one.
The past decade the butterflies have been very scarce and I miss them.
For several years now I've been watching a large patch of milkweed at the edge of the pond. Milkweed is the only plant monarchs will use to reproduce.
This year a few monarchs found the patch, laid their eggs, and the caterpillars are happily gobbling down the milkweed leaves. I'm so pleased.
It's goldenrod season. The plants are about five feet tall and have overgrown everything else in the back three acres.
Beautiful, but it always makes me a little sad because it means summer is almost over.
In the hot weather Glory likes to go in the creek multiple times a day. In previous years she has ended up with a smelly skin infection from sitting around wet all day.
This year the groomer suggested we "cut her down", and we did. ("We" means the groomer did the cutting and DH and I paid the bill.)
Glory is cooler and smells better. We wish we'd started this years ago.
Granddaughter Sydney also got a hair cut recently. She has an awesome head of natural curls.
Anybody remember Sydney as a baby? She's five years old now, has lost three baby teeth, and is four feet tall.
Sydney, along with her Mom and Dad, is coming to visit in October. I haven't seen her in over a year and am very excited about this.
I've been going to Aqua Arthritis twice a week. An hour of stretching and gentle movement in a ninety degree pool. Although I don't have severe arthritis, I do have flexibility challenges. And the hour in the heated pool is better than a tranquilizer for worry and frayed nerves.