Remember these pink foxgloves?
The geraniums are still going strong but many of the garden flowers have faded away...summer is slowly but surely on its way out
surprisingly the sunshine and warmth have not yet waned.
When we have finished working in the garden we are able to sit on the deck in our comfy chairs and survey all our hard work.
The garden has many plants that love the heat and perform well over the entire summer season...
others fade as soon as their blooms have wilted.
The lady's mantle is looking very straggly and needs to be drastically cut back.
Inside The Humble Bungalow the orchids have taken a beating...
something has crept in...
an unwelcome insect or pest
that has affected several of the older plants...
I had to throw them into the compost.
I will be on the look out for a sale and find a few replacements.
They do add loads of cheer to the windowsill above the Humble Bungalow farmhouse kitchen sink.
The rose scent hunt for "the one" is still ongoing...
I have eliminated quite a few on the quest to find one or two that I love.
I will report back when I have completed my testing.
Love a pop of colour in the garden...
these chairs are perched on the railing of a porch on Denman Island
placed next to a jumble of blue flowers.
Delphiniums and bees.
gardening is a green thumbs' way of painting!
After trying and failing to lose 10 pounds several times
I am back counting my points and have quit drinking all alcohol
in an effort to get back to my goal weight.
The liver plays a significant role in burning fat so cutting out anything that impedes this progress is worth it.
I've been sipping non-alcoholic wines
which are 1 or 2 WW points per 8 oz. glass.
After sampling several varieties ~ red, white and bubbly...
I have found a couple that taste great, and I have opted for the 1 point wines.
The plan is to return to weight watchers in September...
in the meantime
I am back counting my points, making sensible food choices
and walking briskly every day.
Putting my "best foot forward"
as I did it before
I CAN do it again.
I have lusted after the red Ferragamo Varina's for many years
IF I can find a pair this Fall
providing I get back to my WW goal weight
that is going to be my reward.
Nothing like a red shoe to make one feel cheerful.
There's a lot to do in the garden so I must hasten away and get busy.
Have you seen The Gardener's Cottage newly designed blog?
Janet has been one of the first bloggers that I discovered and I think she's just delightful and her new blog is wonderful.
Pop over and take a look.
Until next time...
Be well and Be Kind.