Summer Doldrums seem to have affected more than just the Stock Market and the Weather. Is it my imagination, or are there fewer posts on Blotanical these past few days? Inability to access '200 Most Faved' has a work-around. It might be an incentive to get accustomed to Alphabetical Lists.
Maybe it is just vacation, or the hot weather.
Maybe you were birdwatching?
Did you stop to smell the flowers?
Lilies are particularly fragrant this year in the heat.
Or maybe like me you have to pace yourself in the heat to get to all the chores. I'm trying to assure that no more buds fall off the Epiphyllums (Night Blooming Cereus) until they bloom in just a few days by keeping them well watered. Even the heat lovers like Gaillardia wilt in the heat.
Reseeded Tithonia and 'Sundance' Gaillardia
Getting the hang of the new Template Designer was not so difficult once I found out how to get it to load. I kept getting gray squares with no templates. After I read pages and pages of posts that failed to address my problem I asked a question on the Blogger Forums and someone helped me.
I figured out for myself that I didn't have to use a gaudy background from the templates. There is an option to change or omit those. IMHO, it just slows loading. Loading time is always going to be a problem. My satellite access varies and sometimes I must skip a post that is heavy with photos and sidebar trinkets and things.
Please do take part in the Reader Survey on the sidebar of Nell Jean's http://www.seedscatterer.blogspot.com/ with its new Template.