Monday, August 31, 2020

Monday Brings a Finish!

 Good Morning!

There is a definite Fall nip in the air this morning and it feels wonderful.  How was your weekend?  Fletch and I were on cat feeding duty for Marcel & Talbot.  So I headed over to Colin & Mailing's house Saturday morning to feed the critters and then met up with Dee for some coffee and conversation.  Luckily the forecast storm from Laura was not as bad as predicted and we were able to sit outside for our coffee.  It was so good to get together again.

Sunday was a gorgeous day.  I did laundry and hung it outside to dry and then after lunch I walked 4+ miles on the River Trail in Valley Forge Park.  It was crowded!  Lots of walkers and bikers and a few dogs.  I wasn't even sure when I pulled into the parking lot if there would be a spot for my car, but I found one.  It was such a nice day to be out and about.

I also managed to do a bit more knitting and the Hawk Socks are finished!!

I think Colin will love them.  Now the decision is to give them to him now?  Or wait and give them as a birthday present?  Or Christmas present?  I'm betting that now wins.

Fletch planted some sunflowers this year.  The first ones didn't germinate.  But we finally have one blooming and two more just opening.  Pretty, but facing our neighbor's yard instead of ours!

The Hibiscus Fletch bought a couple of months ago has continued to bloom.  It is never covered with blooms the way it was when he bought it, but one at a time it rewards us with a gorgeous flower:

The blossoms are HUGE!

As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, there is a definite chill to the air this morning.  Last night was gorgeous and we decided to sit out with a fire.

As you can see, Fletch lit it before dark - love the blue of the sky.  See our tiny apples hanging on the bare branches above Fletch's head?  Our apples have not grown this year.  At all.  And now the apple tree has just about lost all its leaves!  I hope the tree survives, but I'm not sure it will.  It is damaged with something.

Well, that wraps up things for me.  Time to get to work!  Wishing you a wonderful week.


  1. lovely socks and Colin will love anything you make for him!! That last picture looks like fall to me, cosy and warm.

  2. Chill? I'm cold!! Dammit.

    Those socks are great, love that yarn.

  3. Nice to see the socks done-they turned out lovely! I would vote for now, too! It's hard to imagine a crisp cool night for me! ha!

  4. We had cool weather this weekend as well. What a refresher!

    I'm sorry about your apple tree. It certainly sounds like something is amiss. Did you look at the trunk to see if it's begun to hollow out? How sad.

    The socks are terrific. I hate waiting to give presents I've made/found. I rarely wait until a gift-giving occasion. Patience has never been my strong suit.

  5. Hello Vera,

    The socks will be a wonderful gift, they look great! The hibiscus is pretty. The evenings and early mornings have been chilly. Enjoy your day, have a great week ahead.

  6. It was so good to get together. Hopefully, we'll have more nice weather weekends when we can sit outside.

    The socks look great. I would say save them for Christmas, but I know if I had knit them ..........I'd be giving them now. LOL

  7. Those socks look too good to wait to gift them! My vote is to give them to Colin now. Love that hibiscus!

  8. That hibiscus is beautiful! Glad it is getting fall-y and that you had a fire.

  9. Woohoo! Those socks are great! Those showy hibiscus are amazing. (Magical, as Kym would say.)

  10. Looks like a lot of socks were completed this weekend - you, Dee, Val, and me! It’s time for new socks. Temps in the 30s this morning: very welcome after the last three weeks of HOT temperatures. Love the Hawk socks and the photo of Fletch.

  11. I have that hibiscus and love it. Let a seed pod mature on it, and use the seeds to grow as many as you want! I've also propagated them with young cuttings to give to family.

  12. Fantastic sock finish!
    I almost bought a hibiscus like that a couple weeks ago. I'm kinda kicking myself for not getting it. Maybe I should go back and see if they still have them...

  13. It's been cooler here but it's done nothing but rain. Ugh.
    Love the socks. You really got those finished in a hurry.

  14. Great fire!!!! I love your son's new socks. Our wild apples tress will do well one year and then all but die the next. Then the next they are great again. Hoping yours survives

  15. Bravo on the sock finish.. I bet you won't want to wait to give them to Colin. I'm wondering if your apple tree is upset at having the fires below it? Sunflowers aim towards thee sun so maybe next year you could plant them so they'll smile at you instead of the neighbors.. :-) Ours look away from our house, too. Have a super week. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  16. I do love those Hawk socks and more importantly, I'm sure Colin will as well.
    We've had some lovely cooler weather in the 70's and low 80's for a few days but starting tomorrow it's going to be hot again. It's rare for it to be in the 90's in September but that's the forecast for the next week at least. I'm very grateful for AC and at least it cools into the 50's at night. No humidity to speak of so that really helps.
    Take care my friend. I'm glad you and Dee were able to get together.

  17. Love the socks! If it's already getting chilly, I vote for gifting them now so that they can be enjoyed as soon as it's cool enough to wear them!

  18. Perfect finish with those socks! and I'm totally enjoying fall - vicariously! - through all the bloggers in the Northeast - thank you!