Friday, August 3, 2012

Welcome to August!

Where did the summer go! Now that the summer break is near an end, I just realized I haven't had time to blog! My Grandkids start back to school on Mon Aug 6th. We had a busy summer with arts and crafts, cooking, activities and school work to help prepare for the new school year. Here are a few photos of some of our projects.

They made Milk Jug Art Work!

My grandson made his own 'pokemon' with clay and a battlefield from a box.

They painted a Tea Set!

I need to share some photos of my garden. As far as the Pallet Gardens, I couldn't be more pleased, especially with the fact that there were no weeds! Part of our summer was extremely hot and dry so everything needed extra water. The pallet gardens require more watering than my in-ground gardens, but not as much as the plants in my container garden.

After the extreme hot and dry weather we had a period of excess rain, making everything very soggy. It was a difficult summer for veggies and fruit. Nonetheless my strawberries, broccoli and tomatoes have been delicious and my herbs have grown well!

I love having morning time in my garden, always a good start to the day! Here are some garden scenes.

And here are my fur babies who bring silliness and sweetness into each day: my dog Zorra and cats Goldie & Max.

Goldie in particular finds a way to add laughter!

With my grandkids returning to school next Monday, I should be able to reclaim my creative time which was minimal during the summer break! I will update my jewelry in the next blog.

Thank you for sharing some time. Peace&Love.


  1. Wonderful photos! The kids did a great job.
    Your gardens fared better than mine this year. It was just too hot much too early in the season here and way too dry.

  2. Thank you so much! It was a rough garden season! My bell peppers and much anticipated cantaloupe are still struggling. By the way, I love your amazing snails & bird sculptures!! ~Gilannie~