Friday, September 04, 2009

The Nip is in the Air

The foliage has been losing its freshness through the month of August, and here and there a yellow leaf shows itself like the first gray hair amidst the locks of a beauty who has seen one season too many. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Fall is definitely here. The days have been warm and sunny, but the moment the sun goes down ... it's COLD. It gets into the 40s at night. My tomatoes are pretty much done -- the cold is causing them to split the moment they are ripe. The few cucumbers I have are growing FAT bottoms (full of seeds). The crabgrass has gone to seed (my neighbors "lawn" is a lovely shade of red).

DH is off for the next five days and this weekend will be the last one in which he takes the boat out. We have a HUGE pile of wood to split that we took down last year, and then we need to go to our across the street neighbor and chop up the trees he had taken down this summer, then haul it over here and stack it up to season for next year. I'll probably pull up my tomatoes and start to get the garden ready for winter, cut down all the perennials that are done blooming. I want to go apple picking soon, and can applesauce this year, but after typing everything else, I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed!

I'm going to miss summer, especially since they're predicting near record snowfall again this year. DH is thrilled, since he loves to go snowmobiling, but me? Not so much. I'll be counting the days to April (147 days, in case you were wondering).


You Are a Powerful Black Car

You are a strong and dominant person. You enjoy showcasing your power.

You are competent and in control. There's no one more suited to be in charge.

You are very competitive. You like to win, and it even feels a bit humiliating to lose.

You are always up for a challenge. You are a natural daredevil, and you're always looking to conquer a new feat.

I only chose it cuz I prefer a truck, and it was the only option, lol... but all things considered, much of it is pretty close.



Diane Craver said...

One of my favorite things out of the garden is tomatoes and we had few this summer. My husband thinks it's because of the cooler summer nights. We had more rain so that should've helped. I didn't even have any to can this season.

Wow - it is getting cold there at night. We've had it in the 50s to 60s at night.

Have a great Labor Day weekend!

Anonymous said...

Wow fall is def up there. It still only gets down to 70 at night. The humidity will be back this weekend and it probably be another 2-3 weeks before we start feeling like fall. Im def ready for it this year. Summer (which is normally my favorite) has been too hot this year. Couldn't enjoy any time outside.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

groovyoldlady said...

You Are a Serene Blue Car

You are a calm and peaceful person. You're definitely not one to give in to road rage.
You see life as a journey, and you take as much time as you want to reflect. You're in no hurry.

You are not a materialistic person, and all you want is to have enough money to live.
To be honest, you feel like money sometimes ruins people. You prefer to put relationships first.

That's pretty close, though I picture myself as more of a VW bug...

Tori Lennox said...

You Are a Confident Purple Car

You're definitely an unusual person. Some people may even call you "weird" or "freaky."
Luckily for you, you don't care what others think. If anything, you enjoy it when people think you're strange!

You are offbeat and eccentric. You see the world a little differently than everyone else does.
You are seen as mysterious. People are very curious about you... whether they know you well already or not.

That's more accurate than I really like. *g*

Brandy said...

I love Fall, but it decided it was only teasing this week and we're back to 87 degrees during the day. *G* It's on the cusp.
Car quiz? Same as yours. I prefer a truck or my jeep. *G*

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Ceri Hebert said...

We have tons of very green tomatos in the garden. Late bloomers, I guess. And the corn is ready for picking (my DH tried an ear and said it was awesome). Next year we're going to go for a bigger garden. But we still have Brussels sprouts growing and peppers.

Not ready for winter. I'm so hoping we don't have a repeat of last December. If we do I'm moving in with my mom who has a generator.

Dru said...

You Are a Stable Green Car

You are responsible and careful. You don't like to make waves or take too many risks.

When it comes to life, you're in it for the long haul. You try to live as well as possible every day.

You also believe that slow and steady wins the race. You value consistency and patience.

You are a stabilizing influence in people's lives. You can calm down and help out when things get chaotic.
It's pretty accurate.