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What I like about FALL
Generally I like everything about FALL. I mean, what's not to like!!
The summer heat (90-100 degrees) is over for another year and even tho some days it will be in the mid to upper 80's that is not summer weather and can be dealt with.
The morning temps are in the 60's which is absolutely wonderful gardening weather, especially when your backyard garden is on the east side of the house. Sunrise is a beautiful thing, but by 8:30, 9:00 am the heat from the evil daystar is intense so gardening comes to a halt.
There has been a shift in the wind direction, it is now coming from a north/northwest and has blown the highly humid air back down to Mexico with my blessings. Lower humidity means you can walk outside and you are not glistening with sweat before you reach the car.
I can go stroll thru garden centers, taking my time to find all the good plants I want. I don't have to make it a 'hit and run' type of trip, grabbing the first plant I see or giving up and leaving with nothing because it is too hot to enjoy shopping.
And this year we are having a nice pecan crop, nothing for the last two years because of the drought but I have been finding a lot of good ones this year.
I have a list of gardening chores I can finally get started on...to a certain degree. Kenny, our son-in-law, has been replacing the eaves all around the house, he still has the trim to replace, put the gutters back up and paint. So a lot of the available walking space in the backyard is filled with ladders, sawhorses and old wood not yet taken to the curb for trash pickup and just the general flotsam and jetsam found where men are working.
But at least now I have hope of playing in the dirt again soon.
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Toni I agree fall is wonderful!!
I have the feeling of Fall here to it a wonderful overcast day cool and windy.Just so wonderful.
Our summer didn't even reach the temperatures of your fall Toni but I agree autumn is a great time to be in the garden. Most of the midges have gone here as have the wasps which makes gardening that bit better. All the lovely foliage colours make it a pleasure to work amongst the plants.
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