End of Summer

Gentle End of Summer

Summer wasn't much of one, at least not in the usual way. We had subtropical rain throughout the second half of June and all of July, and August was never hot. Early September was hot like July. Now, though, Summer is bowing out gently and gracefully, and though the light is shorter and sharper, I still feel hugged by nature during my daily wander through the messy garden remains.

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First of October

After a rather cold summer, September was hot and dry. There are nine more German Queen tomatoes starting to ripen as a result, and many more hot peppers. However, with the weather change at the end of the week, I will probably take all the tomatoes at once, regardless of color. That one cold night, if it comes, could turn them to mush. October

I took some pictures today; with limited success. The camera app which was a lifesaver on the bonkers version of my phone is actually giving me trouble on the replacement. I have to decide what to do about it, read about why it focuses like a nutball. (It might be that I have to turn off the stable shot function.) The orange mint photo, for example, was meant to be a foxglove photo.

Settinggarden Chard Poblanos Jalapenos Jalapenoblossoms Zinnias  Purplepeppers
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Autumndaisies Orangemint Snapbeans