This month is nearly past!
August, this day is your last!
Your time went so fast!
by Leona J. Atkinson
by Leona J. Atkinson
After a little bit of rain from the outer bands of “Harvey” earlier today, we had a stunning view of a orange/pink-purple/blue sunset from our North Texas frontyard.
Lughnasadh/Lammas is the time to celebrate the first harvest of the year, and recognize that the hot summer days will soon come to an end. At Lammas, (loaf-mass), freshly baked loaves of bread are placed on the altar.
Since we go to another game (Texas Rangers vs. Baltimore Orioles) at the ballpark today, I wanted to post a blog I wrote on a different page last year. I love ballgames. It is nice to relax, watching a good and game and hear the guy screaming: “Hotdogs!”, in the ballpark. 😉
Today, I celebrate another birthday. Since I enjoy watching local sport teams, Kevin (my husband) went with the girls and me to the Texas Rangers vs. Cleveland Indians baseball game. This is our second game we visited of this season. The first game, we visited about four weeks earlier at the End of July.
The Sun was high in the sky; the game went on; and all of a sudden Kevin was holding a baseball in his hands. 😀 Kevin lost some weight over the last months. His fingers got a little bit thinner. And the anniversary ring was flying, while catching the ball. But the ring was found by a lady two rows down, a little bit later. Oh, thank goodness! Because, this was a scary moment. Kevin handed the ball to Katelynn. And now she’s the owner of a baseball played by the Texas Rangers.
What a day to spend my birthday in the ballpark. 😉
Here is the video, which shows what happened in the ballgame, before Rougned Odor threw the ball in the stand, and Kevin caught it:
Today, we witnessed a milestone: Adrian Beltre had his 3000th hit in his baseball career. He’s the 31st MLB player to reach this milestone.
The videos can be found here in an article of The Washington Post:
Last night, we had a thunderstorm coming through North Texas. Sometimes, wind gusts went over 50 mph. It brought some cooler air with it, which was so appreciated this morning. The temperatures were more comfortable in the lower 70s, than in the muggy mid 80s. This was a good opportunity to sent Katelynn and Sara out to clean the pool in the backyard. The storm dropped quite few leaves in the water. The pool had to be taken care off, before algae set in, and we have a perfect habitat for mosquitos.
Since the Texas heat is relentless at this time of the year, the plants were happy to get some good amount of water as well. Between some brown (that’s due to me neglecting my frontyard a little bit lately), I have some flowers blooming in the frontyard. My crape myrtle began to bloom, while I was down with a virus, last week. It was a welcome sight, after being in bed for a few days. ❤ And I’m happy, the milkweed began to bloom as well. Soon, the Monarch butterfly will be on its way south, again. My yard will be a good rest area for the Monarch Highway. 😉
A couple of months ago, I’ve been sowing some flower seeds in my garden. Finally, the first delicate little Baby’s Breath flowers begin to bloom right next to my Swiss Chard.