On days like these I have to just get out and take some hikes around in the local State Park we live in and unwind by walking in the peaceful woods. The only sounds now is the humming of many Katydids and Crickets. Or the scurrying around of the squirrels as they collect their nuts for the winter. The rustling of the leaves from a deer hiding behind some fallen trees off of the side of the trail.
The trails are lined with colorful bloomingYellow rod, Bachelor Buttons and Milkweed pods.
Back in the garden the flowers are wending down and it is time to cut back all of those plants where the flowers have stopped blooming. Before long it will be time to start raking leaves and all those stems will just make it harder to keep the beds cleaned.
The petunias and other annuals are looking so bad after such a hot summer that I will be glad to pull them out of the containers and boxes to add some fall blooming plants.
Pesky Yellow Jacket bees are there buzzing around and annoying you as you try to work outside. You try to disturb them for they are temperamental little things. And you have to be on guard for their holes hoping you do not step on one and cause them to swarm after you.
There can also be a few surprises with the coming of the rains again after such a hot dry summer. I saw a Jane Magnolia tree at one of the neighbors houses was putting on a few new blooms just like it was spring again.
Everyone enjoy these beautiful days and…..