It's a lovely cool, overcast and breezy day. The wind is out of the north for the first time in weeks and the humidity is dropping. It's a great October day. I think all the plants are breathing a sigh of relief. The roses are back in bloom.
After being on hiatus through the hottest part of the summer, the cotton is blooming again. I continue to pick cotton too and it should last until we get really cold weather.
This year's marigolds didn't do very well. We lost quite a few plants early in the summer and I had enough other things going on that I didn't get back in there quickly and plant more. They do look pretty wonderful right now, however. I picked quite a few and they are in the oven on the lowest temperature drying out. I love dyeing with marigolds - the whole process is wonderful - the smell, the color, just everything.
I realize we will get more hot days but today is such a nice relief.