The water has no where to go and the ground can't take anymore so we have standing water everywhere. Of course, folks are hopping around about West Nile and all the mosquitoes. We haven't seen too many bugs but the frogs are enjoying the lake that is the front garden.
I pulled up these stepping stones and water just filled in where they were. I need more gravel.
I tried to do some weeding - because heaven knows the weeds are growing really well - but I just ended up pulling up huge chunks of mud with the roots so it was not very effective. There was a lot of gravel shoveling.
I need to note that I started hearing the cicadas a couple days ago. The lore is that means there are 90 days until the first frost. We'll see if that checks out. There is always a point in the summer when you realize you just aren't going to get everything done Yesterday was that day. Summer can be wonderful and it can also be very very frustrating.
I'm scrambling to try and get the fall veg going - I'll be working on getting a lot of cool weather plants like broccoli started from seed. We need to pivot our strategy and do the best we can.
Gravel and smoothies. This is my life.
One of my favorite hipsters made me a smoothie the other day. With kale. It was terrific so I made one at home. This one has kale, a little basil, a peach, and since we didn't have any yogurt.... ice cream. I think that's what made it good. Ha!
I've had the mud mopes pretty bad these last several weeks. I'm feeling like this summer is a big rip off and I got cheated out of glorious days and blue skies. The growing season is the best part about living here so without that I'm feeling a little down.
Just keep swimming.
But today I took the dogs out and it was a stunning 50* with nothing but clear blue skies promised. So here is to a better day today.
Happy Thursday everyone! Is the sun finally shining there?
ps THANKS to everyone to checked out the sales for Prime Day yesterday - hope you found some good bargains!