Friday, September 26, 2008

Summer is officially over

when I have to wear socks in the house to keep my feet warm!

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I suppose I should update the blog’s colors and stuff like I usually do to keep pace with the seasons, but life has been awfully busy lately. And my camera broke right after joining the 100 Species Challenge, so that’s why I haven’t done anything more on it. We bought a cheap one to make do with a couple of weeks ago, so maybe there’s hope yet. :-p

We’re still getting a tomato or two every few days from the garden, but everything else is done. We didn’t plant much this year, not wanting to repeat last year’s major loss on account of the drought.

In the flower beds, the Autumn Joy sedum is turning a beautiful red-burgundy and we have some late roses. We don’t have much fall color here — something I wish I’d remedied before now. I think asters would look really nice. What else blooms this time of year?

The maple trees are just starting to show yellow-orange.

It was drizzly yesterday and we’ve had a light shower today — such a blessing! This spring was wetter than I’ve ever seen it since we’ve been here, but old-timers tell us it was almost a normal spring. Summer was drier than usual, again. I haven’t heard whether last year’s officially declared drought is over or if it’s still in effect — I don’t know how that works.

My nineteen year old daughter has taken on some of the teaching of the younger set which is freeing me up for some extra responsibilities that have come my way in the last couple of months. A grown daughter at home is such a delight, and not just for helping me in my work. I can’t tell you how wonderful it is to have another woman to talk to every day!

Life is good.


Friday, September 5, 2008