Yes, they keep talking about autumn, but when the temperatures are in the mid 80’s and the humidity is 80%+ I’m not so sure.
We live in what they loosely refer to as the seacoast although I guarantee you there is no water view from where I sit. The fall color starts up north and heads toward us. So on Saturday, we headed out hoping to also find some beautiful color I could include in this post. Nada. We saw maybe a couple of red leaves in an entire tree. Nothing is really turning yet. But some years it does that, the leaves just fall and there isn’t much color.
No real gardening to report because after my interaction with the Yellow Jackets, I stayed inside most of the week starting a new quilting project, working on a Master Gardener post, and reading.
If you are wondering, the Yellow Jackets have been evicted from their home, and the garden bed has been returned to me so I can continue my fall chores as soon as the humidity drops. I believe in organic gardening, but it was them or me.
My grandson picked out some colors he likes, and I’m working on a manly quilt for him. I don’t fit the mold of a real quilter because I choose to work on one project at a time instead of balancing multiple projects. I like a beginning, a middle, and an end.
The Master Gardener post I mentioned is about some invasive worms that are doing some real damage to a couple of friends’ gardens. If you want to learn more about the Invasive Crazy Snake Worm coming to a garden near you, here’s the link.
I finished Shoreline, 4*, by Carolyn Baugh and Skies of Ash, 5*, by Rachel Howzell Hall and started Plum Island by Nelson DeMille. Good reading.
Well, it’s Monday and some of you are off to the office while others are off to pursue retirement interests. I read a line in “Plum Island” yesterday that made me laugh out loud. “It occurred to me that the problem with doing nothing is not knowing when you’re finished.”
Have a great week. 🙂