Friday, August 2, 2013

Summering in New England? Nope...Try Maryland!

For the next week, daytime temps will be in the 80's and nighttime temps will be in the 60's!  In the 30 years I have lived here, I've never experienced such pleasant weather during the dog days of August.  We may yet get our August heat wave, but the closer it gets to September, the more hopeful I become.  This morning it is 73 degrees.  The Crepe Myrtle blossoms are swaying back and forth in the gentle breeze and the beautiful blue skies are ever so slightly brushed with white puffy clouds!

If this is climate change, I say "bring it on."

Meanwhile, out in the garden, the tomatoes, raspberries, and blackberries continue to ripen and our everbearing strawberries are once again in bloom.  Our fall broccoli seeds were planted just in time for yesterdays gentle, soaking rain and the green beans, carrots, lettuce, and spinach will go in this week.

[Insert contented "sigh" here.]

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