Those dog days of summer are upon us when the heat of summer sets in what seems to be forever. The humidity so thick it feels like you could move it with your hands, if only. Living here in north central Florida for 23 years certainly has some challenges, but in the long run I've endured the summers, learned to adapt and eventually thrive.
Gardening was a challenge in the beginning, I learned the hard way you can't plant the way I did it up north because the rainy season hits and all is lost. Trust me I didn't learn that my first or second year I was here, but I did learn and for the most part my garden did thrive. What I did learn for me is to not plant a vegetable garden anytime after the first week of March or all will be doomed, now that's just for me there may be many gardeners whose vegetable gardens thrive in the summer, but for me after too many losses I just don't plant veggies in the summer. That's okay though we have several nice Farmers Markets in the area so I can get my fresh produce from them and help support locally grown foods. Flowers for the most part do well a I have learned to buy native and tropical plants which has made a big difference, but even in the heat and humidity and torrential downpours the flowers begin to droop from the heat.3
Friday evening after some heavy rainstorms the Oak tree in front of my house lost one of his beautiful branches falling to the ground without making a sound. Lucky for me it was a branch on the front of the tree and didn't come crashing down on my car.
I haven't done much more on my crochet project this week but I did manage to put in three more rows.
I will linking my post today at Kathy's Quilts https://kathysquilts.blogspot.com/2017/08/slow-sunday-stitching.html stop on over and see what other talented bloggers are slow stitching today.
UPDATE August 7th
I did manage to put in quite a few more stitches yesterday finishing the roots of the tree and moving onto the tree top and the bright silvery full moon.
I decided to use a slippery rayon satin floss to give her a bit of a glow, the floss is DMC S712 Mother of Pearl which is very fitting for the moon don't you think? This is a 6 strand floss I separated it using 3 strands. Its quite a slippery thread so it took me a few minutes to get the needle threaded but once threaded its stitched up like a dream. I've had the satin floss for a few years I'm not sure if its still available at local shops but you can pick some up on Amazon and Ebay. I will link up today at Supermom No Cape here: http://www.supermomnocape.com/vintage-embroidery-monday-stitchery-link-party-122/
Stop on over and have a look at what other bloggers are hand embroidering today and maybe you will be inspired to link up your project too.