I have been exhausted this week, a fact that I may or may not have mentioned. A combination of allergies and heat and allergy medicine messed up my already slow body rhythm and I found myself dosing at the computer last night at 8:15. So, this morning I got up at 4am, fed the cat, went back to bed and slept until 5:30!! Gary slept until 6:00. That is almost unheard of for both of us, and I have to admit it was wonderful.
We awoke to fog and smoke. There was a big fire northwest of us and I imagine we will hear about it later from the news or a friend.
Not much going on in the yard except slow cleanup and preparations for fall. A few plants like the butterfly bush and the ox-eye daisies are having a rerun of blooms. The obedient plants are wonderful and even though they are somewhat of a nuisance, I transplanted them to three other areas. And speaking of nuisance, I have a love/hate relationship with scarlet sage, but still have a little in the yard. It is very easy to grow, colorful, drought resistant, self-seeding. But it does not play well with others. By the third year it becomes a real bully and can literally take over a flowerbed. Diligent pulling and chopping and cutting keeps it under control. Still too hot to plant bulbs. At least I will pick some peppers this morning.
I worked downtown for an hour yesterday morning. I’m preparing one of the flowerbeds for our annual Heritage Day celebration on October 2. I absolutely love Heritage Day! I can’t fully explain why, except to say that it is the quintessential small town celebration.
Hope you enjoy today’s photos. I’m surprised that I still manage to take forty to fifty per day. I’m making a couple of books, saving some in albums, using some for cards, and just enjoying the others.
I hope this coming week brings you joy, good health, happy relationships, and a grateful spirit.