Yes, it’s still hotter than hell down here. Thanks for asking.
You know, I never realized how intense our summers are until I began to document my interaction with my plants and the earth. I am quite ashamed to say that I don’t spend much time outdoors right now; mostly mornings before work and evenings right before the sun goes down.
And the mosquitoes are so bad that I spend most of my outside time in front of a HUGE patio fan. No really, it’s HUGE. I think it came out of a chicken house or a factory. LOL
My cats are also experiencing the “lazy” part of “lazy days of summer”.
Pudge and Willoughby lie around like beached whales and Sister pretty much stays in the cool back bedroom. *picture of Willoughby the Whale on the left.*
I am seriously considering purchasing some kind of soaker contraption to keep my herbs from dying. My Skullcap seems to be coming back (YAY), so maybe she wants to hang out with me again… I will have to move her to a more shady spot.
I have been taking Mimosa tincture to help me with the loss of my brother, and it seems to be helping me a lot. I will post more about that after I have had more experience with her medicine. So far, though, my impression of this medicine is a combination of “ohmygawd, I just dropped perfume into my mouth,” and “oooh, this feels pretty good.”
On a cool note, I have been to a gorgeous pool party, *fell in love with a rottweiler named Cujo…*
I went to Sweetbriars and my friends and I planted John’s memorial tree right in front of the property. Much gratitude goes out to Frances, Sue, Gary and Clay for being so present with me and helping me celebrate my brother’s life…
….My fabulous nephew, Dustin White (John’s son), just graduated basic training and is officially my favorite soldier…
….and spent some quality time with my other handsome nephew, Brutus.
All in all, July has been a pretty gorgeous month.
Stay cool and remember to drink your nourishing herbal infusions!