As we head into Labor Day weekend even I have to admit summer is over. The night-time temperatures have dropped into the 40’s. Can you hear that noise? It’s me whining. 🙂
The gardens are still looking good, and I’m still giving tomatoes away as fast as I can.
I’ve been moving some plants around because that’s what gardeners do. We get them just right, and then the next gardening season arrives, and a great need arises from within to tweak the plan just a bit. 🙂 Next week I start the big dig for the fall potting party for our 2018 Master Gardener plant sale.
We’ve also been doing a little DIY in the form of adding an extra brace to our raspberry support, painting everything, installing new support wire, and painting and installing some trellises for the new blackberry bushes. We’re also sanding and painting our front door, side door and a variety of trim pieces. Time to buckle everything up before the winter.
Last week, we were up in the lakes region visiting friends and stopped to snap a photo of this beautiful barn. You don’t see many fully restored barns painted lavender, orange and gold, but it is beautiful. Consider this my Thursday Doors contribution, so you’re getting a holiday break from me. 🙂
With the long weekend and the throng of tourists, we stay close to home. I’ve got a couple of sewing projects, a good book, and I’m guessing we will visit the park for a picnic and a little time in the sun by the water. Life is good.
Now, if we could just wave a magic wand and ask Mother Nature to turn off the water tap in Texas and surrounding areas and give our fellow citizens a break. We have family in Houston, and thankfully they are all well and dry. Once there is a break in this terrible deluge, may the many thousands affected have the ability to get back home and the strength to get their lives and homes back on track. Labor Day – I think that may be exactly what it will be this weekend for them.
Have a good weekend, enjoy yourselves, and stay safe. 💗
Linked to Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors, August 31, 2017, being hosted this week by Jolene Mottern. Thursday Doors is a worldly adventure – Canada one week and Indianapolis the next. 🙂 Check it out.