I’m still in a state of shock about that. However, with today being Labor Day, I’m beginning to accept reality that summer is ending. The rains are returning to the Seattle area. I was out there doing yard work at 6:30 p.m., and I got rained on.
My garden continues to do well. The zucchinis are about done producing, which is a good thing. I didn’t have many problems with them, except the two hidden under the leaves that got really big.
My cucumber patch has finally taken off. I have about a dozen cucumbers out there right now. Some are getting pretty big. Unfortunately, I forgot to take one to a friend when I went to visit.
Tomatoes are always a challenge here. We often have boxes of green tomatoes to harvest rather than red ones.
A strange thing. My neighbor asked if I wanted some volunteer tomato plants she had, and, unfortunately, I said yes. One is a cherry tomato plant, and it’s finally ripening. However, I have three tomato plants with black tomatoes. How to you tell when a black tomato is ripe?
That’s my report on Labor Day, but how are my blogging friends in all corners of the nation doing?
After spending time kayaking Lake Willoughby’s Pristine waters, Meryl Baer of Six Decades and Counting returned home and settled in front of her television for some much-needed rest. Her mind wandered as she watched a favorite show. After a brief amount of research, she discovered a confusing situation where fiction becomes reality.
Television, Tom Sightings, who blogs at Sightings From Sixty, says isn’t good for you. But, he asks: Did you know that sitting around and reading a book can actually help you live longer? To find out more, follow the plot over at “Turn the Page to a Longer Life” and find out the happy ending.
Laura Lee Carter of the Adventures of the New Old Farts shares her thoughts this week about letting your mind lie fallow for periods of time, allowing knowledge, experiences, and ideas to float freely and mingle with each other in a way that logical minds can’t handle.
Then, what we see depends on where we're standing, Carol Cassara points out on Heart-Mind-Soul. Worldviews depend largely on geography. Cassara wonders if you agree. And, not too long ago, she was musing about how it's nearly impossible for the current world to agree on anything, and some of the reasons why.
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