Does anyone else feel like the calendar turns to August and summer begins to wane just a little? There is back to school talk, flowers start looking past their prime in some cases and football season tailgating plans are being discussed. But, I'm going to hold on to summer these last few weeks. I am still enjoying afternoons on my backyard patio, with something good to drink; whether it be iced tea or maybe even a fun summer cocktail. I am even still celebrating my June birthday with a late gift. The candle is solar powered with an on/off switch and I just love it.
I'm still making simple summer bouquets with whatever I can find that is blooming, mixed with a few leaves for filler.
There are still the late blooming flowers to look forward to like these Sweet Coneflowers. They are just beginning to bloom and I will be able to enjoy these in vases for many weeks.
And, I'm still working my way through my summer reading list. I'm currently reading the newest V.I. Warshawski book and enjoying her detecting her way through Chicago's gritty south side.
Have a wonderful weekend!