I’ve been waiting for a Pink Saturday to share my front yard pinks this year.
Not quite the wildflower garden of the past couple years – we planted some bright annuals this year that we hope will be color all season, in addition to some seed zinnias that will bloom by August.
Of course – my rose among the heather that guards our lamppost in the center of the yard has a sweet single bloom.
It is an odd bush – some years covered with unnumbered blossoms and other years only one at a time.
I love the rusted burgundy in this daisy variety that just popped up – don’t know what it is called. A hold-over perennial from last season’s wildflowers, I expect.
It was a colorful way to mark the 4th of July this week . . .
Even Emma and Copperfield took time to admire the pretties . . .
Of course, this serene scene will be all abuzz on Pink Saturday this weekend –
Yep! It’s yard sale time again at the Ross Ranch – something I’ve been dreading since we did this two years ago around the same time . . . and for good reason!
It’s JULY! It’s HOT & HUMID! And – to clean out and re-organize a basement full of random props, costumes, and whatnots . . .
That accumulate when one is producing and directing a myriad of stage programs for varied venues and groups . . .
Well – after a week of this . . . I’m BEAT!
However – this torture to lower back muscles comes with some rewards – I found so many things I forgot I had or put in safe places!! Like – a bit of lace trim and a vintage rag basket that will do nicely in my new studio!
“Out-with-the-old-stuff” is crammed very nicely in my dining room at present.
Friday I’m making signs and some tags and sorting through some of the books – a more tedious job – but not nearly so back-breaking. All this in anticipation for stepping out in Faith and . . .
“IN WITH THE NEW THING” . . . the re-purposing of my basement work area, going from classroom to art studio, where I shall finally be able to indulge my whimsy in re-purposing some of my collections using altered art techniques – finished products available in my new ETSY shop I’ll be opening by the end of the month!
My business name is Pageant Wagon Productions LLC – DBA The Pageant Wagon Prop Shop – where the curtain rises as former props and vintage costume bits, pieces, and accessories will make “Cameo Appearances” – one of a kind altered art and re-purposed finds standing out from the rest – for sale, to enhance your home decor or gift giving needs. I will also be updating some of my former designs created when I had my crafting business about ten years ago in New England under the business name of Saltshaker Crafts. More on that to come . . . and – regarding vintage hats . . .
|Sorry – NFS!|
But – for today – I will enjoy my front garden pinks and hope that when I clutter up the yard tomorrow, it clears out in record time – so I can get back in our cool house and out of the record heat!
Giving God the glory . . .
Sharing Pinks in the Yard on Beverly’s Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound.