Up the dusty brick path...we need rain terribly bad!! Tropical storm Karen is supposed to bring us rain on Monday, but now that has weakened. It is very dry and dusty here. That reminds me of mama. A few years back we had a really bad drought. We went all summer without rain. The pond was so low that on the more shallow end, we could walk from one side of the pond to the other side on dry cracked ground. We were afraid the fish would die. Anyway, Mama was here for a visit and when I worried over and talked about the dry weather, and us getting no rain, mama would say, "Oh, it will rain again, it always does". And it did, and the pond filled again.
Recently I read a quote by Phillips Brooks that reminds
"No man or woman can be strong, gentle, pure, and good, without the world being better for it, and without someone being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness."
I've been cleaning up around the greenhouse...the Hostas are yellow and pretty much done for the year. The pots of roses have been moved into the tiny greenhouse for the winter. The deer won't leave the roses alone. Maybe their leaves will come back and there will be a few blooms to enjoy this winter. Lots of dry brown leaves falling now because of the dry weather. Hard to believe spring and summer have come and gone and it's time to put things away for the winter.
The larger roses I brought inside the garden fence. These should be okay through the winter...
A month or so ago when I planted a few things in the herb garden, even though it was late in the season, it actually looks pretty good. Two Dill plants have volunteered and come up. The Thyme has come out and the Basil is thriving. Tiny but fun!
Not much of a post. Thank you for stopping by. By the way...Poppy looked at the rope, looked at the tree limb and said, "Mel, you can't put a swing there"! So, while he is at work, I'm going outside with my new rope...try to throw the rope over that 20' high limb and prove "Mr. Poppy" wrong!!! Please wish me luck...it would be nice to be right for once! :)
A fine rope...don't you think!