Old CindyCindy had a blog……E.I.E.I.O. Hello once again. I was just passing through the ole blog and realized I hadn’t stopped to kvetch for a few days. So little has gone on, but I feel the need to set a spell and have a cup of caffe mocha or tea and just rest a bit.
How are you? Summer feels like it’s disappearing fast and the temps have still been super hot and the air is soupy and unpleasant. Saturday evening I came home from dinner at the BB and BSIL’s house and did yard work in the front. I was a hot sweaty mess after about 30 minutes, but I did get a few things done. The purple coneflowers are burned up. The goldfinches eat the seeds of the flower, so I have to wait to cut them down until the seeds are gone. This is what a purple coneflower normally looks like this time of year. You might notice the humidity on the lens of the camera. I wasn’t joking about the soupy conditions.
Now, here is what the majority of the plants look like. It’s hard to see the seeds, but they are the lighter yellowish things in the center. The stripped and dried up remains are in the picture for reference. The goldfinches prefer these seeds to the nijer seed I put out in the back yard. Must be pretty good stuff. As soon as the seeds are all gone, I’ll cut back the plants. I sometimes leave them up part of the winter because I love the skeletal remains in the landscape. They are striking set among the dried ornamental grasses that blow in the wind.
It is really really hard to see those images, isnt’ it? We all know I won’t remember when the humidity finally goes down, I hope it’s good enough. I have also finished and gifted the little hat. Before its soaking and drying, it was photographed for your edification and my pathetic and unexplainable thrill at completion.
The model was curious, yet somehow quite aloof. You know how those haughty haute couture models can be.
Well, I think I’ve taken enough of your time. Thank you for the coffee and conversation. Enjoy your day. Oh, thanks for reminding me about the soundtrack. My soundtrack today is the Jefferson Airplane and “Volunteers of America” from Woodstock.