Its hard to believe how fast this year is whizzing by and how much the garden has evolved since the beginning of the year. The photo above Steve took of me today from across the street. To the left is one of my banana tree clumps and I’m surrounded by the stars of the August garden……..my cannas. Diana….these are your red cannas you gave me years ago from your Iowa soil….. and they are still going strong. I thought I lost them last year but they were just resting I guess!!
Above is my new arbor Felix built for me this spring…photo taken the day it was finished in March. Now you can barely see the structure through the jungle out there.
Steve, totally getting into the garden spirit this afternoon
Actually Steve really enjoys the produce that comes from garden and his Negrone Black fig tree I bought him 2 years ago is finally producing a bumper crop!!!! How exciting to go out and clip a fig or two off the tree and serve it with a great wine and some mild goat cheese and grilled kebobs . Many a summer evening we call that “dinner”…YUM!!
Here is one of my hibiscus coming into bloom. A smaller flower but it ‘s just packed with buds
I’m gearing up for our trip to Egypt, Turkey and France which is creeping up VERY SOON the end of September and have gotten into a BIG BOLD BOISTEROUS jewelry mood from looking at jewelry designs in the Egyptian jewlery history books!! OMG I’m on a roll with a lot of African and Egyptian designs in store the next two weeks…….AND more Bindi Birds too!! Keep up to date on available designs by making sure to sign up for the GRAFFITI GOSSIP UPDATES
This stunner above is of African influence containing many handmade beads from our Botswana journey. I wore it this weekend out to dinner to test how it would wear, and HONESTLY…EVERY woman who walked by me said “I LOVE YOUR NECKLACE”. Now that was the best feeling I’ll tell ya!!! It is very striking I must admit and light weight as well.
THE NECKLACE WILL BE LISTED ON THE WEBSITE THIS WEEK. MATCHING EARRINGS TO GO WITH IT
BELOW…My regular blog visitors know about my latest ZAZZLE additions already, but for those of you who haven’t seen all the new designs and mens’ ties, swing on by the TEAHOUSE MARKET to see what I’ve been up to!!
When we are abroad in Sept/Oct, I will be showing you all where we are ….LIVE …..via GRAFFITI GOSSIP , FACEBOOK and TWITTER. Wooooooo Hooooooooooo you will be coming on this vacation right along with us and can even help me pick out beads and souvineers!! Hoping like heck to take a hot air balloon ride over the Great Pyramids with you too!!!
So until my next newsletter which will most likely be in 2 or 3 weeks (things are coming at us fast and furious!!) I’ll sign off for now and wish you , my friends, a beautiful August full of melodious Cicada songs and sweet Summer Harvests. Thank you one and all for your continued friendship , blog comments and purchases !!
BIG HUGS, Sandra!!!
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