Welcome to Show and Tell Friday! Honestly it's always sad for me to see summer coming to an end. Yes, I'm looking forward to wearing my cute boots again but in California where we don't really have seasons it seems like summer ends when my hydrangeas stop blooming but we still don't get the full flavor of Autumn until about November. We are in that in between stage here...Indian summer. The days are warm and nights are cool. Highs in the 90s and lows in the 60s.
I was sad when we had a heat wave a few weeks back and I saw my hydrangeas drying out day by day. I picked them all before they totally turned brown on the bush. I put them in a vase of water and let them soak it up and then they slowly dried day by day. I save them as a remembrance of the summer of 2013. I still have some from 2011 and 2012.
Eventually I throw them away because they become so laden with dust that they are not good any longer and because you can only have so many dried hydrangeas in your home!
Each year they seem to take on a different personality with their varying colors. This year they are more green than last. The hydrangeas may be done blooming but I have tons of lemons and they grow all winter long here! I guess that's the compromise for not having the "seasons" that some of you have. I'll be making lemonade (and lemon drop martinis) this winter!
Totally unrelated...my friend, Karen and I went to a 70s and 80s party last weekend and I went 80s and she went early 70s. She won "Best Dudette" with her awesome outfit with go-go boots. I sprayed my hair pink and went totally 80s. I wish we had a photo of just the two of us but this is the only one we took with another friend wearing a 70s wig. That's a black tutu and pink fishnet stockings I'm wearing! We sure do have fun! Living life to the fullest and not acting like we're 50-something!
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