The warm weather finally arrived (I was starting to worry it might not) and now Nebraskans have something new to collectively complain about! My garden isn't complaining, and the beautiful (and fragrant) heliotrope by my front door is in celebration mode. I need to keep it watered regularly as it has a tendency to droop in the heat, but it absolutely adores humidity, something we won't be experiencing a shortage of over the next several days. My tomatoes are finally growing as well.
I don't always dress to match the flowers in the garden, but I do try to dress for the conditions. Most days, that means layering as the air conditioners are on full-blast most places. A few years ago, I gave-in and started wearing short-sleeved jackets. I always regarded them as, "Too granny", but now that I'm old enough to be a granny, I can appreciate how practical a short-sleeved jacket is.
1980's Madras plaid skirt-Sequels thrift store, Council Bluffs, IA
Vintage Margaret Smith handbag-Hand-Me-Ups
Jade bangle (Thrifted for $1.99!) Goodwill
China earrings and matching brooch (on jacket lapel) Hand-Me-Ups
Purple jacket (part of a suit) Goodwill
The heat decided to get serious today, so I was forced to bring out, "The Dress." White, cotton, and sleeveless-this is how I do a Nebraska heatwave.
Cotton dress-Gordman's about 15 years (and twenty pounds) ago
Vintage macrame bag (made in Iowa-I have several others by the same makers that will be featured in a future post)-Hand-Me-Ups
Vintage clip earrings-New Life Thrift
Fragrance-L'Air du Temps (over Yardley English rose talc)
I'm just waiting for that huge bucket of violas at my knee to start blooming. Between the Salvia, heliotrope, violas, and borage this corner of the yard should be a beautiful purple oasis . The gladiolas shot up their buds this morning, so hopefully we'll be enjoying those soon as well.
Can you spot my photographer in the door glass reflection?