Friday, August 21, 2015

Yippee!! a "fall" day in August!

A weather front paraded through on Wednesday, the temps started falling and falling and falling and on Thursday we actually got 1/4 inch of rain at my house (41 days with no precipitation), almost 1/2 inch at the airport (official) and more south of us as the front marched on through.  The best thing,  we had lower 70's Thursday morning and only 78 for the high yesterday.....almost broke records for the lowest "high" temperature this time of the year! But soaring back up into the mid 90's today!  Was so very refreshing for the one "fall" day, so I got out and worked some with my flower pots...the string of days of 100+ really did a number on my geraniums and my "Live Forevers" (succulents) are beginning to bloom way too early, is the wandering Jew.  However, my hibiscus' are just loving the lower temps as they are over producing blooms...4 & 5 blooms each plant, each day and oh so pretty!  Look!!
 Some open, some just closing and others waiting to open, this one is just outside my door!
This one is on the other side where my renters are, these are redder and there is one on the back side!
My verbana is full of blooms too, which is surprising in the excessive heat...but it did survive!
I made a birthday tribute page for my mama's birthday on the 18th, but failed to post it to Facebook as I was busy with some friends (at doctor's appointments) and just flat did not turn on my computer for a couple of I posted it yesterday as TBT post. I used a Memories kit by Chey0kota.  The photo is from 1983 that I desaturated to black/white. From left to right: Kathy, Penny holding Jeff, Mama holding Sebrina, Me and Pepper with Jason.  Last time Mama saw all her kiddos and all her grandkids together (at the time Penny had not married so her 3 were not born yet)! This brings back lots of memories. Seems just a few days ago, yet seems a lifetime ago as well!  I got lots of nice comments from friends on Facebook remembering my mama and what a terrific cook she was.  Just so enjoyable to read their comments!
Last week on throw back Thursday....I posted this page from 1960 or 1961 of  "cousins by marriage" (l-r) me, Willis White, Quinton Finuff, Laura Jane White and Kathy sitting on the hood of the White car in Attapulgus, GA.  This one too got lots of comments that brought lots of memories. The QP is by Studio Manu and the wordart is Miss Boots'.
Another page I created for Kathy's grandkids for their first day of school, which started the 13th of August. Sorry I forgot to write down the information on the page...but thanks for the freebies!
This page was strictly for Amy as she wanted one of the girls with their sign she put up in their bedroom.
I used overlays from Miriam's scraps and some clusters by Arlene don't remember who the creator is for the wordart...the photos are Amy's of Annabeth and Eliza!
I also did some QPs for Miriam using her soon to be released Autumn MK21 (when she returns from her summer break) that you might want to check out.
Okay, that's about it for this post....I have changed my bed and washed the linens that are ready for the dryer and got all my trash and recycle bin out for pickup, got all my critters fed and watered, my plants all got a drink too, the litterboxes are clean and now I must run the dust mop so I can jump in the shower...going to lunch at my favorite place, Babe's Chicken with my friends Jannette and Mike! Will chat with y'all a little more later...have a terrific weekend and make lots and lots and lots of memories to share! Hugs to all! Mat


  1. Querida amiga Mat, boa tarde!
    Passei no blog da Miriam e deixei uma mensagem lá para você. Gosto de ver seu amor por sua família, por seus gatos e por suas flores!
    Querida amiga, um maravilhoso fim de semana para você!
    Abraços, Neli.

  2. Oh, you must have had a feeling to be in heaven for a day LOL, because the temps were so "low".
    But I can imahine it was a relief.
    Hibiscuses are such beautiful plants/shrubs. I always remember the almost tree-high ones Jan and I saw on the isle of Malta, years ago.
    And they love a warm surrounding.
    Amazing your verbena did survive!
    Yesterday it was kind of sticky weather, it felt as if a blanket was over the country. Looks to be better today,
    All those old photographs are always bringing back memories and if they are nice ones, it is so good to look at them and to cherish them.
    Have a wonderful day and weekend,
    hopefully with some days of "fall"temperatures LOL!

  3. translated by Google....
    Dear friend Matt, good afternoon!
    Miriam spent on the blog and left a message there for you. I like to see her love for her family, for her cats and her flowers!
    Dear friend, a wonderful weekend for you!
    Hugs, Neli.

  4. I know how you must have relished that beautiful Fall day. We had a few like that, and poof! the summer hot stickies were back.

    I love all your plants. I especially love hibiscus. They don't survive the winters here, but when I go to Florida I get to enjoy them for a couple of weeks.

    I hope lunch out with your friends was wonderful. You have a super day, hugs, Edna B.