August 21, 2014

It’s thundering and raining outside, a storm to cool a summer evening. The moisture is very welcome to our parched yard. I love storms. The sky’s drama is more exciting than anything on TV. All the better because I can feel and experience it, not just sit and watch on a screen.

And, if I step outside, perhaps I can see a rainbow. I think I’ll go and check!

The hottest part of the summer is passing. Soon, I hope, I’ll be able to trim back my mixed-up plants and start moving them around. I also have some crowded clumps of tulip and daffodil bulbs to thin out.

My corn is growing tufts of silk, with cobs swelling against the stalks. Perhaps after this weekend, the first ears will be ready. Happily, I also have new summer squash growing. Blackberries continue to produce as well.

I’m having a hard time finding a good place for my pole beans. It’s either too shady, meaning the seeds don’t sprout, or it’s too sunny and the flowers wither before setting fruit. So it goes.

Indoor Garden
Two of my large house plants are moved into new locations now. These are the Croton and the Elephant Ear, too thick and chewy for my cats to enjoy. They’re like tiny tigers, crouched under the leaves and surveying out the window.

The fruit flies have taken to congregating on the traps but not going in. Perhaps I need better bait?

Until next time, enjoy the summer sun! Fall will be here all too soon.


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