Sunday, August 2, 2009

Welcome August

Can you believe it…August is here. I’ve always thought August was one of those transition months; it’s not yet fall, but the best days of summer seem to be behind us. This year, we’ve barely had a summer in many parts of the US. Temperatures have been cooler than normal and breezy winds blew through open doors and windows keeping air conditioners off. I’ve enjoyed the cooler summer, but we’ll see how the garden fares. I have noticed it’s taking longer for tomatoes to ripen.

July Photo Fun
I want to thank each person who sent in photographs for the July Photo Fun slide show. All the pictures gave viewers and readers various perspectives. MJ’s urban flower beds and back yard deck, the Short’s rustic country charm in the garden photos, Olga’s garden in Belarus, and Denise’s photo of the alien asparagus offered ideas and fun browsing. The slide show will remain on the site as a link under Flickr Slide Shows. A great big thanks to each of you for participating.

Van Wert Garden Tour
I follow other blogs and one in particular keeps me coming back for more…Our Little Acre. The blogger’s location is near Van Wert, Ohio, although in Paulding County. Next Sunday, August 9th, Van Wert Master Gardeners are hosting a garden tour. The garden tour begins at noon and continues until 5:30 pm. Purchase a $5.00 ticket at any of the homes on tour. You can find more information on the Van Wert County Master Gardener website. I’m looking forward to wandering through town and country gardens, snapping photographs, and gleaning ideas next Sunday in and around Van Wert. I’ll be blogging about the garden tour next week.

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