Last night, while watering my wee vegetable garden, I looked around me and noticed subtle changes confirming the fact that the fall season was on it's way. You see, it's at this time of year that I've had it with the heat and really had it with the humidity! I'm just ready for the cooler air of autumn to blow on in.
We've had a very dry summer and it has led to drought conditions.
A recent local newscast informed that for now the farmers are reporting that their crops are okay. However if the drought goes on much longer it could cause problems for them.
In my own garden I'm still trying to keep it going with a nightly watering despite the sorry appearance of the yellowing foliage on the tomato plants and the nibbled on leaves of the pepper plants.
We're still enjoying the fresh tomatoes no matter how small the harvest and I want to make a few more batches of pesto before the frost hits.
The limelight hydrangeas are still putting on an impressive show.
I rather liked how the dogwood leaves in the background are showing signs of the coming season.
These little signs of autumn had me wondering whether it would be a good year for acorns.
Looking up into the oak tree I was shocked to see branches of leaves completely decimated. Most likely the work of some type of caterpillar. Ugh! Not what I was hoping to see and I didn't see many acorns either :(.
The acorns may be in short supply here this year, but the beautyberries are looking plentiful and beautiful too.
I'm thinking a bouquet of limelights with a few of these mixed in might be nice for the table.
I couldn't resist bringing a touch of autumn inside in the form of my coffee mug and yes that is a land line you're seeing in the background. We still use them, do you? My kids find it hard to believe. Personally I prefer them when I'm at home. It seems like the connection is usually more clear than when I talk on my cell phone.
A new month is upon us.
The older I get the less I want to rush through the seasons, however I wouldn't mind a bit if the sweltering heat of summer would zip on out of here.
Happy September Friends!