This Spring, Sara wanted to start her own garden. So, we gave her one of the raised beds, where she could do with it, what she likes to do. I helped her with sowing some coneflower, cosmos, hyacinth bean, morning glory, and sunflowers. Over the last several months, I posted photos of her flowers. Now in late Summer, the hyacinth beans finally started to bloom. The seeds themselves were actually from previous flowering in The Colony Community Garden and our home garden. Sara is excited. She is hoping, more hummingbirds come for a visit, before they migrate south to Central America. With a little bit of help from Mom and Dad, there might be a good chance, that one or two of the hummies still will visit Sara’s garden this season.
Here are a couple of photos of a hummingbird, which visited the hyacinth bean blossoms for some fresh and delicious nectar in our garden, a couple of years ago.
September Days Are Here
By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With Summer’s best of weather
And Autumn’s best of cheer.
– Helen Hunt Jackson –
Now that we are getting to the end of August, Summer comes to an end as well. Tomorrow begins the meteorological Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere. My favorite season of the year will arrive soon. Even when it takes another six to eight weeks before Autumn shows the first signs here in North Texas, I’m so ready to celebrate the colorful and cooler season with apples, pumpkins, tea, candles and Harvest/Halloween decor. The tent will come back out for camping weekends. Gardening will be so much more fun, when it is not so warm anymore. And we can take the dogs out for a walk and in the doggy park more often, again. Oh, do I love Autumn!
Well, that was unexpected. First it looked like the storm would stay further north from us. But then the wind picked up, the air cooled from 92°F (33°C) to 72°F (22°C), and soon the rain came in. What a refreshing storm it was from the heat. Nature needed all the water it could get as well. The birds enjoyed the fresh rain water in their bird bath. The garden plants were happy, too.