A tropical storm in the Gulf!!!
Surely that would cause the rain clouds to come as far
north as Caddo Parish. We desperately need rain to douse
the wildfires that are out of control.
The Cypress Trees here on the swamp have turned
copper and their leaves have started to fall.
I hope they are just going dormant early
and not dying.
There's still a few green things like this coleus
that has managed to survive.
It has a strange little bloom, but a bloom after all.
And oddly enough, this hibiscus has lovely red flowers
in spite of the drought.
We have tried to give it a drink now and then
and it has shown it's appreciation.
In spite of the 100 degree temps this past week,
the days are getting shorter, we have a real cool front
promised this week.....low 90's and high 80's!
So it is beginning to feel just a wee bit like fall.
Fall is one of my favorite times to decorate.
I love, love pumpkins, pretty colored leaves, cool nights
and all that goes with it.
A project in progress. I think he will go on the front door.
This has been an unusual summer for us. The extreme weather
that seems to go on and on and the unexpected surgery has
kept me indoors and that has been hard for me.
I love being outside working in my flowers.
But it has given me time to catch up
on some reading and reflecting.
"A man's heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps."
I had plans in the spring for a beautiful,
colorful yard filled with flowers
and the good health to work outside and enjoy them.
God has shown me He is still in control,
not only of nature,
but of my life as well.
Will we get rain this weekend? I don't know.
I pray we will, but if not, we will wait and know
God will send it in His time.
Enjoy the Labor Day Weekend!