Cooler Weather & Breville Oven Working Again


The weather has been cooler the past day or so. My air conditioning didn't even come on yesterday until noon. Which is something.

I think it's supposed to be cooler all week. And I shall enjoy each and every day of it. 

I've spent more time reading lately. I'm trying to get off the computer and turn off the news and not stew over what's going on in the world as much. 

There's so much going on. First one big hurricane/storm. Now another. I sure feel for all these folks. I've always wanted to live near the water. But this weather gives me pause.


This butterfly stayed on the purple gazing ball for quite some time. Not sure what it was doing. 

The gazing ball sure looks dirty. Maybe I need to clean it and then paint it, as it's looking pretty nicked up. 

I've never painted a gazing ball. Wonder what kind of spray paint I'd need? I'd want it to be nice and shiny.


The sedum autumn joy blooms are changing color. Which they do every year about this time. It means fall is on its way.


I have good news about my Breville Smart Oven. One of you suggested that I unplug it and see if it would reset. I thought I'd already done that, but maybe not. 

Or maybe I unplugged it and didn't leave it unplugged long enough.

Anyway, I unplugged it and plugged it back in after a short time, and it's all fixed! Yea! Thank you for the suggestion!

Speaking of comments, someone said they were disappointed that I'm not decorating for fall. You never know. I may yet come up with something. 

But if I do more, then I'm planning on a more natural look. Like things from nature rather than the faux things I already have.


Also, I'm planning to do a series on building and layering vignettes. 

Someone else asked me recently to do a post on vignettes. And I'm thinking I might just do a room by room series.

I figure if I'm not going all out for fall decor, then I will take this time to address other decorating concerns instead. If you have a decorating topic that you want me to write about, just let me know and I'll look into it.

If you have a suggestion for the vignette series, please let me know in the comments or email me.


  
Got a pic of Abi, but Charlie wasn't cooperating this time. Charlie is very busy outdoors sniffing and watching for squirrels.


The cooler weather has been very pleasant. Unusual and pleasant. I'm not accustomed to weather cooling off early in September. 

What kind of weather are you having in your neck of the woods?

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  1. Glad to hear your Breville oven is working again. I love the rusty red color of sedum "Autumn Joy." That butterfly is called the Question Mark butterfly, Polygonia Interrogationis. It has a very small marking on the underside that looks somewhat like a question mark. Weather in central Kentucky is cool today, with a high of 68. No complaints about the cool weather from me! I love pulling out hoodies and sweaters for fall.

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    1. Thanks for telling me about the butterfly. I figured someone would know. Yes, I'm SO glad the Breville is working!

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  2. So glad the oven is fixed, I know you use that all the time.

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    1. I do use it pretty much every single day.

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  3. Cool and rainy in the upper peninsula of Michigan. It has been a very wet summer with few sunny days. Our trees our getting their fall on and will be brilliant soon. My gardens are looking raggedy with only the dahlias still showing off. I have planted some yellow mums in front of my picket fence. Like you, I am not enthused about fall decorating, but I did take out the velvet pumpkins and I'm thinking about looking for my crow things.

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    1. I'm not putting out any mums until it looks like we're really into fall weather and not going back to over 100 temps!

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  4. It's cool here, I wore a fall coat and boots today. My office is FREEZING with the A/C too high so even if it wasn't cool outside I need to layer! Glad your oven is working again!

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    1. You know, I doubt I wore a coat one single day last winter!

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  5. Here in Reno, I sit at my desk next to the window and I can smell fall in the air. the leaves on the trees are starting to dry out and I can tell that we will be firmly into fall very soon. My AC is not kicking on as often and I am glad as I really dislike using it, although going out is not really an option here in Nevada. I am just hoping that this winter does not bring as much snow as last year.

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    1. Sometimes I think of you in your apartment way up high and wish I could live up off the ground. I can't recall what floor you said you lived on. But I know it isn't the first floor.

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  6. Happy to hear your oven is working again. I often forget to unplug and reset but it usually works! I've been reading a lot this week also. Trying to unplug a bit from all the awful news. It has cooled down a bit here and it's wonderful.

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    1. I thought I did. But maybe not. Sometimes I'm forgetful.

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  7. Hi Brenda
    Glad to hear the good news with your oven. You'd be lost without it. Today my husband put hurricane shutters up on our windows. We're preparing for the worse but praying for the best. (Hurricane Irma) It's hot here in Southwest Florida. Feel temp today was 103. Had to unload my lanai of pots, plants and furniture too. What a job. So that's what happening in my neck of the woods.

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