I started this post Friday evening, managed one paragraph before I gave in to the need to go to sleep. It was only 7 p.m., but I'd got under 5 hours of sleep the night before, and with just a couple of brief moments of wakefulness through the night I slept until 7 a.m. I was definitely tired. I scrubbed my original paragraph as it didn't make a whole lot of sense.
So back to regularly scheduled programming. This week was pretty quiet as I remained under my self-imposed, just to be cautious, isolation until Thursday. I spent most of my time doing housework, knitting/crocheting while watching television, along with a bit of reading out on the front patio, and listening to podcasts while doing my walks indoors.
Since the weather is still lovely, I haven't yet cleared out the containers. One morning I went out and took some photos of the various flowers.The impatiens is my bellwether - when we have a frost that causes it to die back, I'll do my yard clean-up.
In the backyard, my trees have shed most of their leaves. The hanging basket of petunias is looking straggly, even after it's recent haircut.
The dahlia, that I rescued half-dead from the garden center, started blooming about two weeks ago. I'm hopeful, I'll be able to over-winter it this year and enjoy it again next year.
The marigolds are showing their sunny faces, now that the tomato plants have been pulled from the containers.
Lastly, these petunias are interesting to me. The splashes of white differ so much and the only bloom doesn't have any. I wonder if that has something to do with the weather or simply a natural progression as the plant ages.On the creative side of things, I've finished knitting the market bag I started last week, though it still needs to be sewn up. I also finished knitting my first scarf - I'm using up remnants or balls of yarn I got on deep discount. I've started crocheting a second, but based on the amount of yarn, it will likely be a cowl rather than a scarf. From last week, I made a little troll to sit on my tiered tray. Again, I used a small dollar store wood block sign as the base. The little hat is a piece of a felt scarf, the beard are pieces from a mop head, with a wooden bead for the nose.