We will be taking off for a month in Florida, leaving this coming Saturday. This will be our first trip without having to pack every square inch of the car with clothes and other supplies.
I have started some garden clean up and I will work on that during the week. It is kind of interesting that so much is still growing and blooming though. We have not had a frost.
The tomato plants want to reach to the roof.
Peppers are still going strong.There are even blooms on the pepper plant. Talk about optimism!
All the annuals are looking pretty colorful amidst the faded perennials.
the only perennial that has not completely given up, although the rudbeckia put up a valiant fight.
I am quite sure there will be some serious weeding to do once we get to Venice as well. Last winter we concentrated on getting the house furnished and decorated inside. This year I want to spend more effort on the outside, but it will be interesting to see how long months of neglect affected the plants already in the yard. I am not especially fond of the cactus in the front of the FL house, but maybe that is what grows best there. It will be a whole new learning curve.
The sage plant actually sputtered all summer and now it looks quite healthy.
The lambs’ ears that were dug up by dogs are recovering nicely.
SO…I need to get outside and working this morning. This afternoon, I am expecting a visit from Comcast. Something is wrong with either my cable box or the remote. I do remember the days when one had to actually get up out of a chair and cross the room to change the channel, but: a.) there were only two channels available back then and b.) not everything about the good old days was all that good. This means that I will be waiting between 1 and 3 p.m. and, since this is an intermittent problem, I am sure it will work perfectly while the service guy is here.
This service call will cut into my volunteer time at the library, too. There are a couple of projects I had hoped to clean up, but really that place is so busy lately that it is seemingly impossible to catch up. Already one of my friends calls the library my second home and Mike keeps asking me why I retired if I wanted to work so much. Maybe that is why I am looking forward to a month’s ‘vacation.’
Then it will be back to the library after supper for the writers’ group.
It will be a busy day and here I sit at the time sucking machine…must…pull myself…away. Pinterest…nooooooooooooooooo…………….