The past 3-4 days it never quite reached 70 during the day and the nights have dipped into the 40s (only 44F this morning). That part is a little early this year, but I'll take that over muggy 70F+ nights any day of the week. This month I'm back to being outside in long pants and denim shirts. Hot lunches instead of salads and soup stock simmering on the stove. I've gotten the chimney cleaned and now thoughts turn toward firewood delivery and getting the furnace checked. October will be a working month - cleaning the beds and wrangling tons of leaves.
But not that. Not yet. September is usually kind.
It's great time in the garden. While the grass hasn't ever gone dormant this year (due to a cool summer) the shrubs and crabapples got to keep their leaves throughout the whole season. It's time to sit and swing and enjoy the blooms. The tomato situation is under control (I've got what I want and give away the rest); the veg bed is giving me handfuls of this-n-that every day (beans, peppers, kale) - enough for fresh eating. It's a good time to enjoy the weather - this between month. This lull between frequent lawn mowing and the soon-to-come heavy-duty leaf cleanup/mulching.
See? Look. The lumber fairy was here this week.
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How are YOU liking September so far?