Beau August 21st, 2009
A bit of a busy week… the season of the yellow bus begins again!
We had an enormous series of rainstorms this week too. Short-lived but pretty intense. No worse for the wear except for some tree branches on the ground, and it looks like the bees took cover inside their hives.
In garden news, the great squash experiment finally ended with mixed results when I found these little guys crawling around on one. But most of the squash plants remained critter free this summer while growing next to a patch of Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis).
This little plant was on the outskirts and the squash bugs were having a feast. I think it really helps to plant the aromatic herbs and flowers near the vegetables however. Not to worry in this case… the bugs received a bubble bath in return!
The days are growing shorter, and everything is changing once again. Summer flew by too fast, and the afternoon light through the trees has that end of summer charm, beckoning of autumn. Not yet! I’m not ready…