Here we are in the middle of another week on the downhill slide to the weekend. It’ll be hot today and tomorrow and cooler on Friday and Saturday with possible rain on Sunday. Our weather man says we may see a hurricane in the gulf next week so we could get some rain off of that eventually. We shall see.
If it’s nice this weekend and everyone is feeling well we may go out to the farm for a visit. We miss Audrey and David and the kids. David had to have a tooth extracted on Monday and we hope he is feeling a lot better. It was badly infected and the tooth needed to go.
We are definitely headed into Autumn and although we don’t have the kind of trees with leaves that turn gorgeous colors there are a few falling leaves along the creek and the fencerow south of the house. At the moment it’s the Winged Elm trees that are dropping their small leaves. Soon the Bois D’Arc leaves will be turning yellow and beginning to fall.
I would like to get out this weekend and do a little weeding if the ground isn’t too dry. We have grass growing up in the clumps of yucca that is looking unsightly and the iris plants are overgrown with grass as well. The one pine tree we have left has been dropping needles all over the front yard but the mowers did a good job of mulching those. We still need to get the pine needles off the roof and out of the gutter on the south side of the house.
We also need to come up with some way to store the garden hoses instead of leaving them coiled up on the concrete outside the garage. They are heavy, rubber hoses, one of them is 50′ long and quite heavy. We have room on the north wall inside the garage to put something up to hold them when we don’t need them during the winter. We really need a shorter, lighter weight hose to use in the front yard.
I never did get around to putting some hanging baskets on the porch like I had planned in the spring, but I’m thinking of seeing what is available in the way of hanging baskets at the nursery this week. I’m fond of purslane and it looks nice in hanging baskets and can tolerate the heat.
Or maybe a basket of succulents…