Where are the birds? I haven’t seen or heard a bird outside in days. They’re normally out there singing every morning.
So where are the birds?
It seems so strange when there’s no birds flitting around up in the trees. I miss them.
My patio plants are struggling in the heat. Only the strongest make it now in the dog days of August. Happens every year.
Plus this year I don’t have the two trees that bordered the alley to provide a respite from the sun. I’m trying to keep everything alive, but for some plants it seems to be a losing battle.
Even the cone flowers are starting to dry up. The gaillardia flowers have all turned brown.
Just the most hardy of plants are still growing now.
The hibiscus is doing fine, as are the sturdy herbs, sedum and ornamental grasses. And of course the purslane and the morning glory vines.
I don’t think I’ve ever shown you this quilt. I bought it on eBay last year. I ended up bidding/paying $19 for it.
Can you imagine all the work that went into this quilt, and selling it for just $19? A shame really.
Not that I’d pass it up. You know how much I love quilts. But a hand quilted patchwork quilt has an awful lot of work and love go into it.
So maybe a relative found it after someone died and just wanted to get rid of their possessions. That’s all I can think might have happened.
Well, it’s in my possession now. And until I’m no longer around, I will take good care of it.
I started reading this book last night. I read most of it because I was so caught up in the story line.
You never really know someone until something bad happens and then you see what the people closest to you are truly made of. Such is the plot of this book.
Here is a blurb from Goodreads…
Margaret Jacobsen has a bright future ahead of her: a fiancé she adores, her dream job, and the promise of a picture-perfect life just around the corner.
Then, suddenly, on what should have been one of the happiest days of her life, everything she worked for is taken away in one tumultuous moment.
In the hospital and forced to face the possibility that nothing will ever be the same again, Margaret must figure out how to move forward on her own terms while facing long-held family secrets, devastating heartbreak, and the idea that love might find her in the last place she would ever expect.
How to Walk Away is Katherine Center at her very best: an utterly charming, hopeful, and romantic novel that will capture reader’s hearts with every page.
Love can be conditional. Life can be brutal. You find out if love is conditional when you really need someone. If they stay by your side, they’re a keeper.
If they don’t and they walk away, your heart is broken, yes. But then you know they just couldn’t pass the test of loyalty and love.
And why would you want someone who walks away when you need them the most?