“Every flower blooms at its own pace.”

Oh, what a beautiful morning. Oh, what a beautiful day! It is cool and sunny with that clear light of morning. Last night I didn’t even need air conditioning. Tonight we’re getting rain, but not just rain; we’re getting a thunderstorm. I don’t even remember the last time it rained.

I have noticed the darkness creeping in earlier now. We are losing two and a half minutes of light every day. According to the weatherman,  a couple of nights this week will be in the high 50’s, a warning that cool nights and crisp mornings are getting closer. They are harbingers of fall.  I love when it when late flowers color the front garden. The white clematis are starting to appear on the sides and tops of the front fence. Black-eyed Susans are still in bloom. A white flower whose name I’ve forgotten is budding in the garden next to the house. Soon it will bloom. That unnamed flower has spread across one whole side of the garden. When it blooms, it looks so lovely with the green house as a backdrop.

Tonight we are having our first movie. I have chosen Dick, but it is on order from Amazon prime, and they are saying by eight tonight. I’m hoping for sooner or we may have to choose another movie. The main dish for this evening is hot dogs. I have a hot dog machine which rolls the dogs over and over and also warms the rolls. It needs no tending. I’m going to pick up an appetizer or two, popcorn and some movie candy. We have birthday cake for dessert. I’m hoping my friends find Dick as amusing as I do.

I have two errands to do which makes this the third day in a row I have joined the outside world. Goodbye to comfy clothes.


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13 Comments on ““Every flower blooms at its own pace.””

  1. flyboybob Says:

    You can’t stop the world from turning even if you want to get off. 🙂

    Next Year on this date there will be a total eclipse of the sun across a wide swath of the US. Unfortunately, New England and Texas will not be along the path. The closest place to Dallas to see a total eclipse will be in Kansas City. It might be a good place to take a short vacation or a long weekend. They have some wonderful barbecue joints. Somehow barbecue is better eaten in a joint rather than a restaurant. 🙂

    Hot dogs are a great treat especially at a ball game. The best ones are all beef Kosher ones made by Nathans in Coney Island. I’m a New York traditionalist who only likes brown mustard and sour kraut on my dog. My spouse is from Chicago where they cover the dog with all kind of stuff such as pickle lily, ketchup, tomatoes, cucumber and god knows what else. They eat them on a poppy seed bun. Here in Texas it’s chili, raw onions and cheese.

    I still remember the Fenway Franks I ate a long time ago while watching a Red Sox game in the stands. I’ve attended lots of Texas Ranger games over the years but there’s nothing like Fenway Park, a sunny afternoon and a Fenway frank. I don’t know where to buy those strange hot dog buns that look like a loaf of white bread with the crust only on the top.

    The sky has cleared up but there’s still a 30% chance of rain today and every day next week. The cooler temperatures are more like what we get in October.

    • katry Says:

      It just seems the dark days far outweigh the sunlight days. I think I’ll pass up the eclipse. I do agree with you that a barbecue joint sounds better than a restaurant.

      I do love the hot dogs at the ballpark. I like relish and brown mustard. I also like piccalilli. I’m good with raw onions as well. I once had dogs wrapped in bacon and they were deep fried. They were delicious.

      They call those buns New England buns because all hot dog buns here open at the top. I once thought all hot dog buns did until I went to a ball game in Colorado.

      It’s hotter now than this morning, but I still don’t have the AC on. I’m watching the Sox play the Tigers.

      • flyboybob Says:

        Obviously, you have led a hot dog bun sheltered life. 🙂 I’m sure if I could find a New England bun here it wouldn’t taste as good as the ones served at Fenway Park. I saw those buns on a TV cooking show being used in Maine to make lobster rolls.

      • katry Says:

        I think the buns I buy taste like the ones at the park especially when I use my hot dog machine. I’ll have to check to see if they sell any other than top slit buns.

        The lobster rolls down here are also in top slit rolls.

        If you don’t have the top slit ones, you too must have a sheltered bun life.

  2. We’ve had a very pleasant day over here, foggy morning, then some sunshine and lots of clouds later on but warm all day and no wind. I’ve done my chores except mowing the lawn, it is so dry that the grass doesn’t grow much.

    The autumn flowers are finally opening up now, the perennial sunflowers are opening up except for the Jerusalem artichoke, I think that one still needs a few weeks to open up. Lots of butterflies around and wasps are trying to sting us all day long. I now spray them with poiuson as soon as I see them 🙂

    I haven’t seen Dick but heardf about it. I hope You all will enjoy the evening!

    Have a great day!


    • katry Says:

      I love your foggy morning pictures. I’m glad you have warmth and not frost. My grass is watered by my irrigation so it grows. It was cut on Thursday.

      I have my birthday mum which will have to be planted. It’s on the front steps right now.

      Dick is about Richard Nixon and Watergate. It is actually a comedy. with a young Kristen Dundst starring.

      Have a great Sunday!!

  3. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    Oh what a glorious day it has been. Cool breeze and bright sun. No AC last night, today or tonight either. All the windows are open. Fans are still going but that’s to provide a cross current to move the air around.

    I successfully avoided mowing the two small patches of grass that have had the stamina to actually grow during this drought. Instead, the dogs played in it and I lounged on my milking stool and watched them. I’ll mow it tomorrow.

    Amazon delivered my Sunday package this morning. You may be lucky and Dick will arrive to make showtime. I hope so.

    Enjoy the movie and the evening.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      I went to do my two errands late in the afternoon. It had gotten humid by then, and I was hot and sweaty when I got home so I turned on the air. It took me a while to cool down.

      We postponed the movie until tomorrow so we can watch the closing ceremonies.

      My lawn was mowed on Thursday, but I didn’t do it.

      Gracie has been inside more than outside today. She was panting every time she came inside.

      The movie came on time, but now it is a day early.

      Have a great evening!!!

    • katry Says:


      Thank you so very much for this. I loved it. Though it was Kenya, it reminded me of Ghana. Like the Kenyans, the Ghanaians are beautiful, especially the little children. Africa is colorful and rhythmic. I loved living there.

  4. Coleen Says:

    Kat, I also liked “Dick” very much! Long ago I had my own adventure at the Watergate Hotel…too long to go into here, but I will tell you about it someday…it was like something out of a sitcom!

    Have a great day!


    • katry Says:

      I’m glad someone other than me has seen it, and I’m even happier you liked it. Now I’m really curious about you and Watergate.

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