Here we are halfway through August heading into fall. Yes, the leaves of some trees are starting to turn.
At home, we worked through several days of sweltering heat and humidity. It was wicked hot and swampy humid.
The temps this week are suppose to be more normal, but the humidity is staying with us. I’ve started on some gardening changes for next year.
I added 8′ to the left of my shed so I could move the potting table from the other side, and then put a container in its place so it would get more sun. Pull up edging, put it back down, take grass down to the soil and cover with landscape fabric which is one of the only good applications for fabric, shovel wood chips, and it’s ready to go.
Why did I do all that work in the summer, well, because I had several examples of plants doing extremely better in full sun including the Cannas, Mexican Sunflowers, and the Dahlias, and I wanted to be ready to go next season. In the top right corner, inside a green plastic fence, is a small elderberry that is about 3′ tall. I’m trying to keep the deer from eating it. We’ll see how I do with that. 🙂
We’re also back to staying out of crowds since the Covid numbers seem to be increasing almost 30% every week. NH is stuck at a 58% vaccinated rate, and that doesn’t seem to be increasing. We had a taste of somewhat normal, and now it seems to be raging again only with different variants. Last year the hospitals were full of seniors, and this year the beds are occupied by young people. Does this concern you? We’ve never stopped wearing masks inside, and it looks like that won’t be changing anytime soon.
Last week, we took a couple of rides to check out the water at New Castle and Alton Bay – beautiful and serene even though it was hazy.
If you are in the area and see a local restaurant, Johnson’s, and stop for ice cream, beware. When you order a sundae, it is delicious but could feed a family. No dinner that night.
Happy August 16th, hope all is well in your world.