Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Water, Please!

It's another 100 degree day. I'm not complaining, but then I don't have to be in it all day like some workers. But I do have to get extra water to the roses and even then the new blossoms sometimes dry out in a day and shatter when the spray from the hose hits them. Usually I try to get out and water twice a day, especially after the sun is down a bit to cool the plants off. In the heat (we have low humidity), I don't have to worry about mildew forming on the wet leaves. And while I was finishing May and July from the Joyful World SAL, I fell behind in deadheading - again.

So while I did get a start on April over the weekend, my start on August is lacking. But it's still started!

It's funny how some of the months seem to stitch up so quickly, like April:

April from the Joyful World SAL
I've really had only one stitching session with April, while on August I've taken a couple of days to try to catch up, and just not getting there.

August - Joyful World SAL
But the roses are watered and I'm getting caught up on the deadheading. Then after dark, I've been taking a little walk up my street to soak up the warmth for those short cold winter days that will come.

Stay out of the heat if you can and drink lots of water, just like my roses! :)


viv said...

We had 2/10 rain today, but are expecting more tomorrow. Hopefully it will relieve our heat if only for a little while. I worked outside until 10:30 this morning and that was too long. I consoled myself that July and August are only 2 months out of the year. Your stitching is coming along nicely. I've picked up my Christmas stocking....again.

Vickie said...

I also am working on August right now. I am staying out of the heat, no worries! ;) My husband does the watering. I get out early in the mornings to deadhead and clean up.