Omigod, it’s August. How did that happen? Once again, summer drawing towards a close finds me further and further behind on things I thought I’d do. Like, this year, blogging hardly at all, ev en with the whole early-rising thing going on. At least there have been some remarkable early mornings.

So, here, have some coffee and yarn that kinda matches.

It only matches in that photo, though. In real life, it’s way more orange.

A while ago I stuck a couple of cotton seeds from Johnny Freakin’ Cottonseed into some pots of dirt. They both sprouted. Early on, one vanished in the night, presumably felled by cicadas or a bird or something, but the other…

What, you don’t see it? I swear there’s a cotton plant in there that isn’t dead. I don’t know how it’s going to turn out or why or when or what I’m going to do about any of that, but the plant is not dead yet. That must be good.

And lunches have been good, from Chad’s small garden.

So many BLTs, tomato and cheese sandwiches, fancy bread with some goat cheese and a slice of tomato… between the tomatoes and the sweet corn, let’s just say I love the summer eats.

I made Amy a blend to congratulate her for finishing her book manuscript.

Fine merino, cashmere, bombyx silk, and tussah silk, kinda tweedy.

That’s it. That’s what I have; a little bit of eye candy here and there.

18 thoughts on “August!

  1. Gorgeous! I haven’t tried a goat cheese and tomato sandwich, I’ll have to remedy that this weekend.

    I see you drink your coffee like I do – a little coffee with your cream! (and sugar?)

  2. Summer really flies by when we are busy, I still and must getting into the summer groove.
    Love the yarn and the batts. Keep up the great job!

  3. Lovely lovely. The misty mornings are almost enough to make me up and move to your backyard. So many beautiful places to live, so much hatred of moving…
    GAWD I miss coffee.

  4. Midwestern mornings…one thing I really miss. As usual, your blog is heavy on the eye candy. Thanks!!

  5. Yaaaaaaay! You’re still alive! I’d begun to wonder 😆

    Still workin’ on my box? 😉

  6. I get up so early for work. When I go out front to get the newspaper, I often stop and appreciate the peace and quiet of my neighborhood in summer. All too soon, the sidewalks will be host to children in sneakers on their way to school.

  7. Nice batts! And that brown yarn looks a lot like the stuff I just finished spindling. And wow pretty sunrise shot!

    Nothing constructive, just lots of ‘wow’ and ‘pretty’! ;D

  8. pretty morning…. I grew like 6 cotton plants when I was sixteen… and about twice as many flax… hee. This was in PA, so I got bolls but no cotton…

  9. Wow, it lives. I thought you were an expert plant killer???? What happened to those mad skills? Must be some magic cotton from South America that you have there. Or maybe fiberguy put the whammy on it. We have flowers and bolls and, though behind, are still about waist high. Too much rain and not enough heat plagues our crop but we expect good things by SOAR. Haven’t had a total failure yet. So next year, the key is to plant MORE SEEDS in your crop. I wonder what variety lived?

  10. I have two huge cotton plants in my backyard, but all leaves, no sign of bolls. When does that happen (if ever)?

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