Black Eyed Susans and Bees
I have been patiently waiting for these flowers to bloom. They scream 'summer is here!' and are a beautiful shade of yellow to behold. The other reason that I love them so is because they are hardy, pest resistant (so far) and drought resistant. Maybe they are so great because they are a native plant?
This week marks the fifth week of my summer break, so I'm half way through? Gah! My happiness lies in the speed of which this summer season is going. Summer is my least favorite season and every year I try my best not to hate it. The humidity gets me every single time. I end up being in the house the whole day just like in the winter months. My RA flares up in humidity and so I hibernate and go outside for limited amounts of time.
I've been faithfully spending time on my knitting projects in the afternoons. Sometimes I'm listening to podcasts and other times I'm reading a book while knitting. The simple projects like the cowl can be double tasked with reading.
Speaking of reading, I'm nearly done with A Gentleman in Moscow. Today should be the day I finish reading it. I love this book on many levels. I found the main character funny and witty and I loved watching him through the years forge unforeseen friendships and relationships while being under house arrest.
My other book is The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie. I have this on my kindle and I remember the plot! I read this 29+ years ago...I definitely know one or two suspects who didn't do it but as to who committed the murder, I'm not quite sure. So there is still a bit of mystery for me.
We managed to not eat at a restaurant since the beach vacation which is nearly two weeks, so we are going out to dinner tonight (I do not count the pizza pick up after Mass). If it's not raining I hope to walk around the town park and maybe get some photos.
Have a wonderful weekend!