Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Slipping away

August is almost over and there are definitely signs that summer is coming to an end; the geese starting their southern journeys, the mums are out at the grocery store, and by the time I get home from work, I've only got about an hour of decent daylight left.

That said, the gardens are still going strong
 
The Thai Pink Egg tomato has been a fabulous producer
I have this many ready to go up to Mom's, as well as a bowl full of cherry tomatoes. The tomato output hasn't been as good as the last two years. Apart from couple short weeks or sweltering heat, we've had a fairly cool summer. I don't mind though, I really just grow the tomatoes for fun.

These are a much more more enjoyable reward for my toils
Only six blackberries this year, but I got them before the birds! (And I even shared them with Dave!) Next year should be a decent harvest. And I still have lots more raspberries to look forward to this year
There are four branches like this, just covered in berry buds.

And while there's not much left yet too bloom in the garden but the Sedum (and the slow blooming Nasturtiums), check out the butterfly bush!

That coffee made a huge difference! I'm going to have to try it on the Navy Lady rose out front, as she's looking like she could use a boost.

EDIT:
Guess what happened last night... I was upstairs running my bath and turned around to grab a towel from the linen closet, only to see a certain someone climbing into her scratcher all on her own...
 "Meh... maybe it's not so bad...."

And she stayed there all night until bedtime. Told ya so, DAVE!!!!

6 comments:

kathy b said...

love when we are RIGHT

Araignee said...

She looks mighty content up on her new perch!

Dee said...

Sometimes it just takes a little time to get used to new things. It's like me wearing my OLD sneakers to the gym because "I'm used to them". LOL

Rachelle said...

It's because she heard him saying "she won't" which is a challenge that must be met.

Lorraine said...

Us girls have to stick together.

I, for one, am happy that August is almost over. Bring on Autumn.

elns said...

I love that the cat proved you right. I love that you lorded it over The Dave. hehe. Those blackberries are so perfect looking. I'd never heard of tomato eggs before, but yeah, they really do look like eggs!