Me and the blog just don’t know anymore. We decided today that this blog reads like a group blog from five different people. We thank you for sticking around despite this.
As far as the garden is concerned, this is the very peak of summer. I wish you could see the yard.
butterfly bush (purple and white, crawling with a dozen species of butterfly & the monarchs are yet to arrive)
phlox (two shades of pink)
Japanese anemone (lovely pale pink-purple)
sweet pea (pink and white)
black-eyed susan (yellow)
And all of it in bloom. My housemate stepped out of the house today with a look on her face of the kind of deep appreciation you give a large and delicious-looking plate of food that has just been placed in front of you. Having Julie here helps me see the place with new eyes.
Today I saw the first changing leaves, the leaves of some five-leaved weed turning a sunset red-orange. A harvest color. Harvest time is approaching, with its spiderwebs, crisp apples, cool mornings and skies of blue crystal. I do love early fall.
Rest of my life, here I come.