I seemed to accomplish many things on my long list of chores. I was able to get a couple tomato plants yanked up and buckets of chicken manure compost dumped in those beds. I am wanting to plant my delphiniums I started from seed this past spring in that spot soon.
The yanked up plants were loaded with tomatoes still, mostly green, I did retrieve the ones turning red and have them on my kitchen counter to continue ripening, this variety is a sauce tomato. The ones to the right are Brandywines and I am going to leave those for another week in high hopes of getting some more to ripen. I have a lone deer coming around at night taking a bite out of any he can access so I left some on the ground for him to nibble.
We have had our first frost, a light one but still a frost. It did not prove fatal for my geraniums or even my Angels Trumpet.
I need to move that one to my mom’s sunroom to overwinter, I just do not have anywhere that gets enough light to keep it healthy.
I still have a few Casablanca lilies trying to bloom. What a lovely way to end my growing season, one last hurrah, a beautifully scented one. I may have to cut it and bring it in the house.
I whipped out my D40 for dummies book again, I learned some new things on the information panel, like how to get the battery life info and how many photos the SD card will hold. The one I have now says 2000 photos, not bad at all. I also learned how to manipulate settings with one button instead of having to go into the menu area. The more I am learning the more I get the feeling I should’ve done this long ago!
I took some photos of my Japanese Maples.
The one above I do not know the name of, but the one below is Cherokee Red.
Then Spring Delight. This one stays this delightful bright green all season long.
I started working on the shawl I mentioned in my last post. Here is the first half of a motif. It is an intermediate in difficulty pattern but not bad, you just have to pay attention, once I get the pattern down it will move faster but I am already liking it.
I did get stuck on one unfamiliar stitch. I Googled it and up pops a great site called “Learn A Stitch A Day” and it had a step by step video that was perfect. I never would’ve figured it out on my own.
I love the internet!
Unfortunately the color of the yarn is not coming thru true in the photo but you get the drift.
I think I will go work on it now. A nice way to unwind after a busy day!
Enjoy your evening!