There has been a subtle shift in the air, my thoughts, my words, my lists. Things like "before winter" have entered into my thinking. Never mind that my spring and summer lists still have lots of items unchecked. Those have become "next" spring and summer lists. We are nothing if not flexible, right? The maple across the road is beginning to show red highlights. There were raspberries in my breakfast granola this morning - blueberries are no longer fresh, but frozen. The tomato plants are shuddering to a halt. Thank goodness. Even with one cherry tomato plant and one grape tomato plant, they keep on giving by the armful. I will be doing some selective yoinking in the garden this weekend. Bean plants were out a few weeks ago, same with the cukes (with the exception of my "special" cukes, which have yet to produce ONE cucumber of any size for seeds...) and zucchini. I have one yellow squash plant still cranking out and the pepper plants are FINALLY producing ripe peppers. The kale is magnificent! I am getting more than my daily needs of leafy greens. My lone eggplant plant has produced...one.
|Breakfast on the go.|
This weekend is my mother's 93rd birthday and we are celebrating (such as she will let us) by making a picnic lunch and having it in their gazebo. This means that I will have to leave the dogs in the house without parental guidance. With a bevy of roofers, on scaffolding, no less, whacking away at their house. I hope my living room holds up under the assault.