Thursday, July 25, 2019

I like Thursday: July 25, 2019

I Like Thursday is a day to appreciate the good things in the world.
The heat wave that has been plaguing us and most of the country has passed and we have had a few days of tolerable weather.  The garden is full of weeds and some of the plants have literally burnt but hopefully the worst of summer is behind us.
It's nice to be able to sit outside and watch the butterflies visit the garden.  We do miss our butterfly bushes this year.  One had to be taken down because it had self-sowed too close to our rhododendrun and one had an ant nest living in it.  My friend Linda and I are going to purchase some this fall to add to our gardens.  I found an interesting one that is tri-color.  If you have this one or know anything about it, could you let me know ?

Perfecta Trifecta Butterfly Bush - Quart Container - Healthy Bushes & Shrubs
The good news is that there are lots of fresh crops of tomatoes, watermelon, and corn in now.  I've been loving watermelon the last few weeks.  It's just so refreshing in the heat.

I finished one little sewing piece this past weekend and am busily binding another quilt and doing some small embroidery pieces.  I've done a lot more writing for the Suffrage Centennial and even cleaned straightened my sewing room.

What have you been occupying yourself with during the heat waves?
Have a great week and be sure to visit LeeAnna for more positive posts.


Julierose said...

Adorable embroidery;)) our heat has broken for a a couple days
yesterday..nice to be able to sit outside and not
get broiled...hugs, Julierose

Mary in Peoria Handmade said...

Those tri color flowers are so pretty. Hope you plant some. Enjoy the "cool down". mary

Roseanne said...

Hi Michele! I have never had any luck with the butterfly bushes but that tri-color one is cool. I think I'll give it another shot this Fall. This might just be THE year that my luck turns. ~smile~ Roseanne

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

So glad your heat wave has broken and you can get back out into your garden. You remind me that I should clean my sewing room! It's been awhile, and you can tell! I have an idea that I'm thinking of for the Suffrage Centennial Challenge that you're having - time to gather some fabric and give it a try.

Jeanne said...

Good luck with new butterfly bushes! I enjoy cooling off with melon too :)

PaintedThread said...

How nice to get a break from the heat! My garden is fully overgrown right now. Oof. I'm looking forward to more summer veggies, though!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

I had written a long comment but it got deleted by me accidentally.
Anyway, I was saying we had butterfly plants at the farm around the bird bath and it was the most popular spot in the garden for the butterflies and bees. They are pretty plants so good luck with them. Meanwhile our heat wave continues but low humidity which is a blessing.