I did it! I actually got a monthly calendar done on time…even a couple of days early! Here is a snapshot of August in middle Missouri.
It was a strange summer; never getting into the triple-digit, dog days of August we’re used to here in the Heartland. And it was rainy most of the summer. We finally surrendered to Mom Nature and the deer on the veggie garden, but enjoyed beautiful flowers that normally succumb to the dry, hot days of August. There were toads to catch (and release), cicada shells to discover, praying mantis to watch, butterflies to chase, bikes to ride, pools to lounge in and popsicle to eat.
School began entirely too soon around mid-month and Peanut is now in first grade. Her sister is toddling around testing the limits of my patience. Entrepreneur continues to find “projects” to complete around the house. To date, we’ve replaced carpeting in a couple of rooms, refaced the gas fireplace with new tile and painted lots of walls. Outside he revamped part of the yard to redirect water run-off, painted the garage doors and trimmed up all our trees.
I tried something different on my collage this time. I attempted to give the photos a wash to soften the colors, and added a texture to some of them. The effect isn’t as dreamy as what I’m looking for but maybe it’s a start in the right direction. I felt like I needed to grow a few brain cells and try something new.
Linking up with Mona’s Picturesque and her monthly photo collages.