I've surrendered to Nature. The garden and grass are all hers from now on even though we are still having summery days. No more pulling weeds, mowing (well, one last go-round maybe), or deadheading....hopefully not much more watering. It is time. Every day I transfer one potted plant from the patio back into the house after a quick shower and grooming. And each day, I sort of decide who's next so they know what's coming. It's working out pretty well, I haven't had any complaints so far -- the string of pearls, Senecio rowleyanus, actually started blooming since coming back inside.
Canning was not something I wanted to do this year but I am making tomato sauce to freeze. The recipe is here and it's a dandy. Every single batch I've ever made ever has been good. The secret is to use a generous amount of cherry tomatoes for sweetness. The batch in the photo up there made six cups which is a lot.
The indigo-dyed napkins are the first three of a set of 10 or 12 -- or however many stained white napkins we have. On these three the stains are mostly covered even after being machine-washed one time. I hope the color holds up but if not, back into the vat.
My super blood moon pathway turned out to be an easy red zig zag trail with moon knots in the zigs (thank you for the suggestions). Embroidering pathways is my 2015 moon stitch ritual -- one for each of 13 moons.