by Leslie Cox; Saturday; September 23, 2017
Well…the overnight temperatures are starting to dip dangerously. Last Monday’s (18th) reading from the thermometer on the back porch was 3.5 °C (38.3 °F). That gave me a kick in the butt! Time to start bringing the tender plants back indoors…jades, rex begonias, pelargoniums (tender geraniums), areca palm. It is the end of summer vacation for them!
Actually, I do not mind having my houseplants back indoors. The house has seemed a little bare throughout the summer season. And if I have to spend more time indoors because of rain and cold, then I prefer my space to be crammed full of green.
by Leslie Cox; Friday; September 22, 2017
As I pen this blog post whilst enjoying my morning cup of coffee, the last sun of summer is streaming into the house. Good thing! There was a vague hint of frost on the fields behind us as the day began.
Many people herald the onset of autumn. Admittedly, I am not a true fan. While I love the changing colours in the landscape…gorgeous yellows, vibrant oranges, flashing reds, sensuous burgundies…I abhor the temperatures dipping towards frost with each passing day.