Yesterday after a trip to Staples to see what cameras were locally available and spending over two hours online investigating the pros/cons of different cameras, I decided (just for kicks) to recharge my old battery again. I had just charged it and put it back in the camera when it stopped working. I thought it was strange that the charger was red (meaning it needed a charge again). I went about scrubbing floors, etc. for a couple of hours. When the light was green, I put the battery in the camera, turned it on and VOILA! It took a picture! I nearly fell off my chair.
I couldn't believe it. I grabbed the camera and ran outside before it decided to stop working again. I took 58 pictures. It is still working just fine.
Remember the hail storm? Here is how it sliced up the canna leaves.
I have been busy digging out almost everything at this end of the rockwall garden. It was getting too overgrown. I still have more plants to remove. I have sprayed the silver snow-in-summer with roundup--twice so far--it is tough stuff to kill. It's growing mixed with creeping phlox so I decided to get rid of both and start over. Every now and then it's nice to have a clean slate.
I am so amazed at this container. EVERYTHING in it was overwintered. When I pulled the container out from under the house, it looked empty. I started watering it and all of this stuff came up like magic. LOL. I had no idea all those calendula seeds were in there. There is also Elephant's Ear and a canna - I think Picasso, which has neat speckled yellow/orange blooms.
This container was the same - the only thing I planted was the purple trailing fanflower in the front.
I felt like sewing a little yesterday morning and I made this block. I had made the 3-inch turkey center block a while back and I decided to feature him in the middle of a star block.
I have no idea what he will end in--maybe a table runner for Thanksgiving. I wonder if I have any rust-colored dishes...I know I have dusty blue that would match the background.
So it's great to able to take pictures again. I haven't spent much time on the net this weekend. I will get caught up reading blogs this week.
My Weekend Goal was to Make a Bench Pillow - I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal!
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