Well, I didn’t write after the beach, but we had a great time there. It was HOT, the kind of hot that’s wonderful with a breeze and 69 degree water to wade out into. I love floating out in the ocean, bobbing up over waves. It’s very relaxing and invigorating at the same time.
I did take pictures of the garden last weekend after I did a late summer clean up. I had shorn the oregano in late August and look at it!! It’s back for a fall cutting.
And it seems to have adopted a winter squash.
The basil made a recovery after a heavy rain, but they really want to blossom, and at this point, I may have to let them go to seed. But not before another couple batches of pesto…
The tomatoes are still coming on, as are the okra pods. I will also be having a few more eggplants, I think, not to mention lots of peppers.
The zinnias are crazily beautiful as usual with birds and butterflies flitting in and out of them. More butterflies in mid-day and more birds in late afternoon.
There are cabbage whites, fritillaries, and swallowtails most commonly, though I saw a viceroy, but was unable to get a clear picture because it kept flitting.
So it’s late summer in the garden, heading toward fall. It’s been a pretty good season. I should have pulled the pole beans out, but given we have a hurricane coming, I didn’t. Sometimes great lashings of rain for days on end make the beans recover and give a few more meals. Hope springs eternal.