Almost October

The weather has turned.  We are still getting warm afternoons but morning lows in the 60's are wonderful.  We will get both hotter and colder temperatures before we are into winter.  Our fall season can be almost non-existent to very long.  We'll have to wait and see how it goes. Hurricane Beta came through here and dropped some lovely rain.  We had only gentle winds and equally gentle rains - about 6" total over two days.  That is happy rain and greatly appreciated.

The grass is green, the trees are happy and the garden continues to grow.

The marigolds I planted late this summer are up and growing nicely.  I'm hoping for lots of blooms before it turns colder but I don't know if it will happen.  If it doesn't, I will plant seeds again in the spring.

We still have some blooms on the crepe myrtles.  They are a happy dash of color.

The magnolias have bloomed and are now putting out seeds pods decorated with bright red seeds.

The rain drove the fire ants underground and they are back with a vengeance.  The mounds are popping up everywhere and watching where you walk is required.

We are fortunate to have so many different rose bushes.  There is usually something blooming from early spring to late into the fall.  They always make me smile.

Norah O'Donnell of CBS News has a great sign off that I love.  She says "Stay positive and test negative."  I'm all for that.  Stay safe.