SUMMER IS BOLDLY CLINGING

Summer is boldly clinging to its place on the throne, unwilling to cede an inch to Autumn. 

The heat is literally sizzling, hotter than any other time this year. Monday the thermometer read 101 degrees.


We are in frying eggs on the pavement territory.

There are still many flowers in the garden, but they are fighting now for space with the weeds. No one has the desire or energy to brave the heat to pull those unruly invaders. 

So there is a battle for space. I wonder who will win. My money is on the weeds.


I hate to see summer end. 

Yesterday I met my daughter, Katy, at Home Goods. We didn't have a lot of time together, as we both had errands to run, but it was nice to spend a little time wandering the aisles looking at all of the hard to resist items. 

I bought a bag of autumn filler to add to what I already had for the tiered wire basket I put out for fall on the dining room table. 


I also found the perfect throw for my chair.

You would think with the heat outside I wouldn't need it, but it gets pretty cold in my apartment and I can't seem to get it adjusted. I imagine that I will figure it out just about the time the weather turns cooler and they switch on the heat.


 Katy got a rug and a lampshade she had been wanting, and I took her the last of the eggplants from my garden. I have eggplant casserole and eggplant parmigiana in my freezer, which I will pull out occasionally this fall to remind me of summer. 

Time marches on. The seasons change. There isn't a lot we can do about it other than enjoy the moments.


  1. Hello Laura. The filler is nice and reminiscent of autumn. The throw is pretty, too. It's nice to get new things, once in awhile. Enjoy your posts. You bring us right to where you are. Susan

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    1. Thank you, Susan. I love to get new things and I'm always looking for bargains.

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  2. Beautiful Laura and I'm sure the goodies were appreciated.

    Very humid the past few days. I'm done.

    Cindy

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    1. The heat really doesn't bother me for some reason anymore. Everyone around me is complaining, but I don't feel that hot. It's the cold weather that I can't seem to tolerate anymore.

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  3. Laura, Some times I use my throw too. I hate the heat you are having, but I still love my summertime. You got a good buy on the filler. Daughter time is the best. Hope you can get more time together. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    1. It's so nice to live where I can see the family more, although I haven't seen the grand kids for a month due to summer illnesses.

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  4. I've never cooked eggplant, but then I'm not a big cook now that my kids are grown. I actually had lunch with both of them yesterday. Love the throw!
    Brenda

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    1. I love eggplant. It was the one thing that I grew this summer that was pretty prolific. The throw is not only pretty, but very warm.

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  5. Oh, and I'm not doing any decorating for fall it seems.
    Brenda

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    1. I understand. I am going to see what else I have on hand and that will be it for me.

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  6. Hi Laura,
    Gotta love Home Goods. Your throw is so pretty. Glad you had fun with your daughter.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  7. Oh, the weeds of late summer/early autumn ... once this time of year comes, I no longer have the patience, energy, or ambition to keep up with them, especially knowing that cold weather is just around the corner and will kill them off for me! I love your new throw ... makes me think it's time to go browse at our local HomeGoods!

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