Tuesday, September 11, 2018


What stands out on this farmette morning? Well of course, everything that continues to bloom, despite the lateness of the season. And all that has grown stronger with the cooler weather.

Here's an admirable plant that I put in just by our porch: it bends toward the morning sun and so it actually grows sideways.

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Here's a yellow-budded guy, who is putting up (but just barely!) with my picture taking effort. Breakfast is indoors. It was a tough call, but comfort prevailed. Besides, outside, it kind of smells like garlic, with a hint of peppermint. We used a mist of this evil combo once more for mosquito control. It's pretty effective! And the dragon flies, bees, butterflies and humming birds seem unconcerned.

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In the afternoon, I have a brief after-school walk with Snowdrop. To the Bernie's Beach playground.

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It feels a little too warm. Dare I say it -- too sunny. Rather than plunge into an energetic romp, we find a spot in the shade and read a book about Velma Gratch and the way cool monarch butterfly.

And soon, Snowdrop's dad comes to pick her up, while I hurry home, so that I can woosh over to the airport and catch my flight to Atlanta. I think I will have dodged the hurricane that's threatening the coast. Maybe my connections will be trouble free. Maybe my next post will be from across the ocean.