As much as I don’t want summer to end, I can see the change of seasons starting. The bluestem grasses are sprouting and reaching for the skies. I haven’t seen much goldenrod yet but I’m sure it is there. Even the light in the sky is changing. Summer is easing up, or at least pretending too. The heat hasn’t eased all that much, though one evening it was cloudy and rather enjoyable.
The garden is hanging on. The tomatoes have been producing fairly consistently throughout the season, thanks mostly to the freak cool weather in early-mid July which enabled the flowering tomatoes to set fruit.
Butterflies and other pollinators have been all over the tithonia and zinnias this season. I was after a gulf fritillary that was hanging around but of course by the time I got my camera out there it was gone. Hummingbirds have been zipping about, I think I need to get the feeders ready soon. The big migration happens in September.
How’s your garden doing at the end of summer?