time seems to be slowing down
A snail in the hollyhock, I am amazed it’s still out here as we are experiencing a heat wave. It's heavy weather and I'm not up to much......I do like it because it feels like Summer has finally arrived, much like corona-time it means we have to slow down and then have time to notice small things, like cracked earth, yellowing grasses, swallows flying low as a thunder storm gathers, or how, whilst lying on my back in the river, my body rises as I inhale air and slowly sinks as I exhale, or do stuff otherwise impossible
like solar dyeing:
in one pot several cotton bundles stuffed with fallen hibiscus flowers, the other one contains several with either used Earl Grey or turmeric tea bags
Ha, me smiling as I'm wrapped up in the Allotment quilt; the selfie photo taken with my phone (my only camera in fact) makes me look younger, i.e. no wrinkles and my face is thinner, ah well, suppose we like a better version of ourselves, or whatever......
but the Allotment quilt is done! complete, finished, except I want to sew a couple more rows up and down & some more from left to right; there are two layers, making it light and airy, perfect as a blanket for the sweltering nights
Tomorrow I’ll be visiting my parents for a couple of days, together with my sister and brother, the five of us a family unit