I have no real excuse. (Except work, chores, a vacation, life in general)
Summer lasted for a long time, but this weekend fall will appear. However not quite far enough for me to harvest green tomatoes. That’s nice, because there have not been nearly enough ripe ones for me to be sated this year. I believe next year I may have to plant them somewhere else.
Not enough sun ripening time where they currently are.
It appears this post will be about the yard so there is this.
I have written before of Wonderful Guy’s efforts in feeding the birds, and his frustration at the hummingbird’s preference of my flowers to his feeders. Last year I had one or two volunteer sunflowers come up, and this year so many that I thinned them.
These were common sunflowers, all spindly and unenchanting to the Guy, causing a rowdy effect to the garden and the walk. For a few weeks, I cut blooms and brought a bouquet to the kitchen table where the happy faces of the sunflowers truly lit up the room. Then dropped pollen all over the placemats.
Ah well…the price of cheeriness.
Then, one evening, sitting at the table, Wonderful Guy found my attention straying from the conversation. The sunflowers were bobbing in the breeze. Except there was no breeze. I saw that wrens and finches were resting among the plants and wasn’t that fun!
And then we noticed the birds were just not hanging out in the sunflowers, but were taking their dinner there as well.