The End of Summer

Where did the summer go? You would think that working from home for weeks on end would result in a long, boring season. It was not that way for me. In my last post I wrote about all the knitting I did, without much to show for it. Today, I thought it would be fun to go off-topic somewhat and share with you some of my non-knitting wins.

I turned 55 in June. In spite of my health, it was a fabulous day! I wore my birthday tiara, got pretty flowers from my sweetie, bought myself a Razorbacks t-shirt, got a new Kitty for my desk and had lots and lots of CDC approved kisses.

The gyms may have been closed, but I spent my time in the Lord’s Gym!

I turned over gardens, hauled blue stone, thinned and transplanted perennials., and made lots of places for my birds to relax.

We had some victories at work due to solid leadership and a dose of teamwork:

I found some cute shirts to wear when I putter in the yard. I see a theme.

One of my first social outings was a visit to my friend’s porch to discuss her class budget. It was a beautiful day to snuggle up for a photo with her littles.

New friendships were made.

My honey had a birthday too! What do I give a guy who doesn’t ask for anything? A garden! Moving more dirt and stone for my man!

Once it fills in and blooms, it will be lovely. I planted Russian Sage and Rose of Sharon (both dwarf varieties), a miniature pine and some periwinkle for ground cover. St. Francis seems very happy! Next year I would love to add a hummingbird feeder.

Welp, that is my summer in a nutshell. Not bad if I do say so myself!

Have a blessed week and if you celebrate Yom Kippur, G’mar chatima tova! May you be sealed in the Book of Life!

Love to all,


44 Replies to “The End of Summer”

  1. Oh Regina Mary, I love this post. GOd’s gym is the best way to describe this summers garden for me too. I have to go out and turn over some clover. But it keeps looking sad out. You left me a great idea on my blog last week and i Cant remember it now. OH well. Happy monday . ….

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    1. I had a great summer/birthday, all things considered!. The deer just came around and mowed down everything in my garden. If it were the start of the summer, I would not be happy!!! Now, I look at it as a start to my fall garden work.

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  2. Wonderful to see what you’ve been up to in your garden Regina, looking good. And hauling stone, digging and planting unless you’ve done it, you don’t know how exhausting it can be.
    Love you tiara and a belated happy birthday to you and you hubby.
    Nature sure is the best medicine.
    Sending hugs. πŸ’•πŸ™

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      1. Brilliant… I think when working in nature we have more energy…. At least that is how it works for me…. I can do nothing much indoors and feel tired.. Yet work hard outdoors all day and feel invigorated.. πŸ™‚ Enjoy!!! and MUCH love ❀

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    1. Thank you! I am looking forward to seeing the gardens next year. I am learning what plants the deer stay away from, and ornamental grass is one. This is good for me since I love all the grasses and they come in so many different varieties.

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