Hope this Thursday morning finds you doing well. The heat is building here in Eastern PA. Yesterday ended up being a rather nice day though. The humidity stayed relatively low and there was a wonderful breeze in the afternoon. Not sure that will be the case today, but so far it is comfortable outside. I just lowered a bamboo shade that we have at the edge of our patio - it keeps the morning sun off the patio and, therefore, keeps the heat down. By early afternoon we can raise the shade and the patio is all in the shadows at that time.
Yesterday as Fletch and I sat with our beverages around 4 p.m., a young deer came boldly into the yard walking right toward us. It was coming for some of the apples that have fallen from our tree, but at the last moment it got spooked and ran away. I was sorry my phone...and therefore my camera...was inside on the table. The deer would have made a sweet picture. We have also been having a young (I'm guessing there) sharp shinned hawk that is flying around daily and calling constantly (and loudly). The smaller birds don't seem too bothered by him/her which is a little unusual, so I'm not sure what's up.
Fletch discovered a volunteer patty-pan squash plant in the garden and our first squash has been harvested!
The tomatoes and garlic in the picture are also from the garden. So much goodness there! And figgy, our lovely fig tree, is just loaded with fruit this year. Nothing ripe yet, but it shouldn't be too long!
I did manage to do a little stitching the other day. Not a lot and not as much as I had hoped, but only one more motif to stitch at the bottom...and a smaller one up above the lower row. Then a border and the alphabet under that. It's coming along!
I really need to buckle down and decide on my next piece so that I can order the appropriate fabric. Maybe I'll do that this afternoon.
Good new for my friend Carole - she was sent home from the hospital yesterday. She needs to make MAJOR lifestyle changes and, hopefully, she will do that. We had a long conversation last evening and I believe she understands the severity of her situation.
And, more good news: Colin will be flying up here next week. He will rent a car and then drive to the Catskills for a Batchelor Party. He will be back over that weekend and is planning to have dinner with us on Sunday, the 14th. He and Mailing will be crossing paths in the air when he flies back to TX on the 15th - she will be flying up for a get-together with a bunch of friends.
That's it for me today. Hope you all are doing well and enjoying the August days.