Can you believe it’s already September?
I can’t, but being 2 weeks away from autumn suits.
Did you have a good August?
I sure did enjoy August. I made a list at the beginning of the month and then forgot I’d made it – accidentally because of brain overload. Turns out everything on the list was accomplished AND I reclaimed the vitality of several important nerve receptors. I love it when there’s evidence that I’m more sane than I think I am 🙂 Anyhow, it’s great to be back here visiting with y’all
Here’s a look at August on the farm!
The Friday Favored: 27th Edition
1.) Books! Glorious books!
Some of the time I took from blogging in August, we filled with books.
Have you read any of these?
I decided Tom needed a girlfriend.
When you look at her, she purrs.
She’s Farmer approved.
Ivory is an animal shelter adopted kitty. She raised her own litter and two others because she’s just that maternal and playful.
Tom does not like her yet, but a few days ago he did soak up some late evening sunshine and watch her take a bath.
3.) Ivory opens doors.
She’s quite intent on being an inside kitty.
If we don’t get up and deliver breakfast early enough to suit her…
She opens the screen door anyhow, assumes her perch and yowls.
I keep taking her on walks with me to help her be more adventurous and outdoorsy. So far, she won’t even walk from the back porch to the front porch by herself. Assimilation to farm life is slower for some of us than others. We press on.
4.) Stop the tractors…
…in their tracks. This. THIS is what tractors were actually made for. I’m sure of it.
The drive shaft that would normally power an implement – like a bush hog (brush cutting mower) – is churning fresh ice cream instead!
This is what August was made for, too!
5.) Lady Bundts A Lot
There were a lot of bundts around here recently.
Preceded by mom’s kabobs
And when we couldn’t eat any more, we watched her playful kittens that she adopted the same day we got Ivory.
6.) Good August Rains!
7.) Avoiding Turnip Shakes…
I am amazed at how refreshed and refueled I felt creatively by the end of the month. Blogging is not something I have training to do, so I think figuring it out and doing it simultaneously is a big task for me. I really appreciate how so many of y’all continued to hang out here in August, even with the content being shifted to other writers and the photography limited to one image each week.
Hmmmm…so you can live without me. Less than a year blogging and humble pie is baked and ready…again.
I’m okay with that. Actually, I think I feel even more excited about blogging now.
So, maybe I can keep this up along with my other job. Maybe I don’t have to make this harder than necessary. What a concept!
8.) Married Sex
My blog fried Dara writes about life, race and culture. For the last few weeks she’s posted about being married. She’s dished on long stints away from her spouse (job related), divorcing him on Facebook (oh yes she did) and what married sex is and isn’t. I followed along – even left some love in the comments.
Dara is smart and hilarious. Go to Hotlanta and get yourself some delightful interesting reads…it’s the best way to go to Atlanta in August and early September.
A/C all the way! 78 and precious little humidity in this house!
9.) Photography Practice
I was purging some storage space and found my light reflector. I used this in portrait and wedding photography back in the day. It seems to still work just fine.
Isn’t light wonderful?
Do you enjoy how its principles processed creatively and mathematically through photography are dependable and satisfying?
I’m feeling warm and fuzzy about this seashell on a 1940s enamel table. Kiawah Island memories, meet my antiques. The pleasure is all mine.
That’s all folks! Y’all have a great weekend!