Petite pick me ups

Thank you, for all the lovely comments about our home. It's so nice to be able to share all the hard work we've put into, and will continue to put into the old homestead. I'll try and write more stories about Tia, possibly this winter.
For now August is really starting to get to me, we're hovering between 100-115 heat index for weeks now. All I've done this past week is splash water on my face and read books. The cows stay under the trees and the dogs dig deep holes under the shrubs. We cope, we wait, we are all wishing for fall weather.

When almost everything else in the garden is dormant, a Texas native will laugh at the sissy plants. Clematis pitcheri...laughing.

I've also finish a small collection. An attempt to draw the boys into the kitchen while I cook. They can't resist a game.

I don't have to worry about monopoly pieces being strewn about.
A game I can display and cook with ;0)

Game on!


Tara Dillard said...

Girl, you just sold a clematis.

Same temps here, hi humidity, 6 weeks NO rain.

Now I completely understand the phrase, "Sinking spell."

Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

red.neck chic said...

I love it!!! A couple of years ago a customer brought in a square mirror for me to "sticker up" into a game board - then she had lil' demitasse cups as the pieces!!!

I LOVE your salt & pepper shakers!!! Stay cool... and while doing that - please let me know how you're doing that...

;-D robelyn

Sunny said...

Brilliant chess set! I love it. Check. And mate.

trash talk said...

Check mate! Just remember if any salt is spilled, to throw some over your shoulder!
P.S. It's so hot up here, I passed a lake with cows standing in it...I kid you not!

koralee said...

Oh I love your images today..what a fun way to use salts and peppers...hugs for a great day. xoxo

Anne Marie said...

i was just playing a memory game with my 9 yr.old son...to pass the time and the heat...and thanks for saying autumn with me! i can see you understand!!!

dulcy said...

Clever! Needs to be published! Oh yes.... it's the same weather here. I'm getting ready to water flowers that are fading fast... Stay cool.


~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Lovely pictures, sweet words. Off to read some of your past posts... Hope your weekend is great so far! xx