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I've been working on the sidewalk cracks again, early in the morning when if there were roses, there would be dew on them. Have to get out there before it gets hot as we are still encapsulated in the endless summer of 2018. Talk about slow going. This project may be going on for years. I can only work on it for a limited time because my back and neck get jacked up. The first time I went back out there I stayed too long and suffered for it later. Today, I made a plan that I knew would be quick and once that was completed came back in. Tried for some pictures, but it is not easily photographed by my crappy phone. New cheap glass beads are winging their way to me as I can't bring myself to use gemstones out there and my supply of glass is small. Although I would prefer to use broken saucers and such, most of the cracks are shallow and beads do a better job. Using up the last of the tesserae left over from the chimney mosaic which is good, and finding that glass globs from the dollar store look great.


Just back from the local hardware store where I bought a number of small pots and saucers in which will go small succulents that have proliferated during the summer. Hoping for a rainy day tomorrow so it will be cool enough to pot them up.

Have an eye doctor's appointment in the morning for the visual field test. The techs tells me that most people really hate the test. It measures the acuity of your lateral field of vision, important when you have glaucoma like me. I don't mind the test, simply pretend it's a video game and relax with it.

Thursday another doctor's appointment to have some spots frozen off my face. Please don't let it hurt a lot :)

Labor Day turned out to be a non-holiday. All of the kids were doing other things. Erin was here briefly with some friends who had come to pick the garden. Ever so grateful to give them the produce so that it didn't go to waste. I have so much in the fridge I can't fit another thing in there. The tomatoes look like they are on their "last legs" riddled with blight again, but now and again we get a nice one. The romas are looking better than the heirlooms though they don't taste as good.

Currently reading a Dutch mystery, "A Corpse at Midnight," which is quite odd, but interesting enough that I will finish it. Watched the first season of "The Bletchley Circle" on Netflix and it kept me awake which is really saying something.

I've been waking up at 4 which I don't care for much. I'm going to start getting out of bed as soon as I wake up rather than lie there and listen to the demons in my head.

We've had a lovely bunch of rains and everything outside looks like Spring. Hoping for a nice long cool Fall to make up for the Spring we didn't have earlier. That's it from Shady Grove Farm, time to practice ukulele.

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spikesgirl58
Sep. 4th, 2018 09:25 pm (UTC)
Wow, those are so pretty!
rosegardenfae
Sep. 4th, 2018 09:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Definitely a process this one ;)
amethyst_witch
Sep. 4th, 2018 11:48 pm (UTC)
So beautiful <3

Wishing you much luck at the eye and regular doctor this week *hugs*

How cool that you play/are learning to play the ukulele :) It is a lovely sound.
rosegardenfae
Sep. 5th, 2018 02:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the well wishes, always stressful for me to go to docs.

Well, ukes are cheaper than guitars and I do own a piano, but getting out to take lessons seems too much. If I ever get good at it will make a video :-)

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egg_shell
Sep. 5th, 2018 12:41 am (UTC)
Love! the cracks. Sometime I hope you can get a long view of the project.

I also seem to have demons visiting in the morning hours. I don't remember it being this bad earlier in life. Geesh.
rosegardenfae
Sep. 5th, 2018 01:57 pm (UTC)
I need you to come take pics lol, I am not so good. Might try with camera.

Truly nothing was so bad earlier in life eh? I keep thinking I will just go ahead and get up and then I don't, go figure.
msdazy03
Sep. 5th, 2018 02:16 am (UTC)
Love the sidewalk project! It is so pretty!
rosegardenfae
Sep. 5th, 2018 01:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I think it has promise if my knees and shoulder hold out.
kabuldur
Sep. 5th, 2018 09:24 am (UTC)
Loving your cracks decoration! I guess if the cracks keep appearing, you will have a lovely supply of artwork to keep you going :)

rosegardenfae
Sep. 5th, 2018 01:53 pm (UTC)
It is an old sidewalk so I shall not be bereft of cracks any time soon. Glad you like it, so hard to show in photos.
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olbuksings
Sep. 5th, 2018 12:46 pm (UTC)
Hope things went well at the docs--I missed this one yesterday because I just opened the page, gave the sidewalk art a quick, undiscerning glance, and thought I'd read this one. Yup, total Philistine, lol.

Anyway, glad to hear you've gotten some rain. Hopefully it's been enough but not too much.

Labor Day was pretty much a non-event here as well but I got to take care of the "puppy," my daughter's Rhodesian Ridgeback mix, while she and her family spent the day at the water park. So Chancellor and I--that's his name, although he prefers just Chance--had a nice visit in the afternoon, although he did seem a little put off when I offered him a kitty treat by mistake, lol.

And so you really ARE taking up the ukulele! My disbelief is just one more shameful example of the lack of respect accorded that really cool little instrument. And that's from one who should surely know better!

One of my favorite musical groups is the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. And one of my favorite performances is their cover of Kate Bush's "Heathcliff," although there are many others of theirs on YouTube.

Have a plucky day!
rosegardenfae
Sep. 5th, 2018 01:50 pm (UTC)
Rain has been great, pond not quite full though, but maybe this week as it is in the forecast every day.

I REALLY am taking up the ukulele though where I'm going with it remains to be seen. Learning curve on anything is mighty steep, but I'm up to two chords lol. Figured it was a cheap way to try an instrument. Have a great piano on the front porch, but that would require lessons and $$. I shall have to look to the Ukulele Orchestra for inspiration.

Indeed, a plucky day sounds perfect, thanks <3

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signorinakatina
Sep. 5th, 2018 05:44 pm (UTC)
i love your sidewalk crack project!
rosegardenfae
Sep. 5th, 2018 05:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I love mosaic work.
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siglinde99
Sep. 7th, 2018 01:05 am (UTC)
I like how you are fixing your cracks. What do you use to cement the glass in place?
rosegardenfae
Sep. 11th, 2018 12:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I've been using a Quikcrete product,a polymer crack filler that you apply with a caulk gun. It works well but is hard on my hand squeezing the gun.
just_jenni
Sep. 8th, 2018 01:19 am (UTC)
Beautiful mosaics!
rosegardenfae
Sep. 11th, 2018 12:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks, now I need to make time to do more lol
just_jenni
Sep. 8th, 2018 01:21 am (UTC)
I loved Bletchley Circle. I am afraid that waking up early is the curse of the older person!
rosegardenfae
Sep. 11th, 2018 12:12 pm (UTC)
I've finished the show now and enjoyed it all.
letmesaythis
Sep. 8th, 2018 04:22 pm (UTC)
How cool to beautify a flaw like that!
rosegardenfae
Sep. 11th, 2018 12:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much.
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