Good morning, again, to you all. I think I will have to finish off the tomatoes and peppers fairly soon. I was surprised yesterday to see yellowing leaves on two of the peppers and one has been dropping leaves. I checked the soil and it is moist so that isn't a problem. The tomatoes are not ripening as quickly as the should. But the shadow the house casts on the patio is now just about 2 ft below the top of the fence so no part of the patio gets anywhere near full sun. The roses, mums, thyme and stevia are doing nicely still. The marigolds are beginning to look a bit ragged. Have to look them over. Not today, though.
Went out to the library and just bummed around a bit. I haven't done that most of the summer. With the garden winding down it is time to shift gears back toward needlework and reading something other than blogs and news. Besides, the news isn't really news for the most part. Two weeks, or so, ago I remarked that the trees were getting just that hint of change in the color--where the green gets a bit muddy as they begin to change. Yesterday the change is clearly on the way. Some of the really early trees have already lost their leaves while the big ones are showing their red and yellow.
And the political games continue. If I were giving out an 'Ebenezer Scrooge' award the entire Tea Party would tie for first place.
And then there is the hypocrisy of the Repthuglicans on exhibit here. The Administrations' so-called green initiatives kill jobs but they are lined up to get a piece of that job-killing pie.