|There were lots of pretty flowers on Tuesday; the remainders of many weddings and unsold bunches from groceries, etc. The arrangement above consists of roses, purple lisianthus and green/blue hydrangea.|
|This one has roses, carnations, pale yellow lisianthus and the name of the purple flower escapes me at the moment (just as many things do, nowadays!)|
|This one was really fun! A mug with polka-dot lavender hearts and circles; so I used red roses, pale lavender mums, myrtle and lily grass. |
Life is very busy. Dentist's and doctor's appointments for both of us, physical therapy for mr. kenju, my birthday to celebrate, book club, and many weddings in October (thank Heavens!) The weather has been quixotic; hot and sunny one day, cloudy and rainy the next and then a mixture of the two. I still have roses hanging on for dear life, petunias blooming and a geranium that thinks it is June instead of October and is ready to burst into bloom again. The lantana is still producing flowers as well. I suspect they will get a rude awakening someday soon, when it turns cold and the first frost appears. It can't be far away.
We got a rude awakening yesterday around 4pm, when it started raining buckets-ful and a freaky gust of wind turned over our deck umbrella, taking along with it the glass-topped table we've had for almost 30 years.
The table has broken twice before, and since we had chairs and a chaise lounge to match, we had the glass replaced (at a heavy cost.) This time, I am putting the kibosh on that!! I have vowed we will have a wooden top made and paint it to match the table - or I'll buy a new table and stay away from glass in any form!! It's always something, isn't it?