Yesterday dawned cool and cloudy.
Rain had been predicted for the day
But it didn’t materialize
And so we had a simple Saturday.
My maiden voyage as a grandmother
Meant that my garden
Was completely ignored
For the last half of August.
Abandoning my garden for grandchildren
Is a no brainer.
But it does mean that the garden
It needs serious deadheading
As well as a clean sweep of weeding.
But instead of going head long into the garden
I was more in a meandering mood.
So I slowed down
And worked at a more relaxed pace.
Along the way
I ran across a few late summer friends.
Orb spiders are making there return
After a year’s absence.
The count in the back is up to 3.
I’m thinking we should name them this year.
They hang around for quite awhile
So it seems a naming is in order.
And the monarchs are beginning to migrate.
They love the zinnias that are just now coming into their own.
A late blooming Hollyhock
Kept a bumblebee happy for some time.
And all the while
Coco kept watch
Over the garden.
They joys of simplicity
They are ours for the taking.
Enjoy the week.