The leaves are starting to turn, the crab tree has dropped half of its leaves. Autumn is definitely here. The rains have begun a hesitant start, with a few wet days, but we still have many sunny mid-teen days in a row.
We decided to pull up most of the garden today. Nothing makes me think of October (and Hallowe’en) more than the smell of tomato plants as I pull the plants up. Funny how smell and memory are linked. Carrots and beets still in the ground, and a few herbs above.
I cut the grass this week too, a rare event around here. I think I have cut it twice since May. Now that we have had some rain I am amazed at how fast the lawn is greening up. Even the lower edges that were totally browned off and “dead” are showing a positive return to life.
Later this week I am going to plant some more micro clover. The first batch I planted were a disappointment with nothing growing. There are some curious looking new things popping up downhill from where I planted them…did the seeds wash down? I won’t know until they grow a little more. Could be they are just weeds.
I also managed to zap the back of my hand with stinging nettle today, right though my gloves. Grr.