Saturday, September 24, 2011

Maybe A Nice Hard Freeze Would Be A Good Thing!

Here we are at the end of September and a sunny day with a hard frost seems far off. Ordinarily I would be thrilled. It means more time to enjoy the flowers and vegetables in the garden, but we keep getting more rain and we don't need more rain! I took the chance when the rain subsided to take some pictures of asters in the garden. They are so pretty and a fall favorite of mine. I started with a purple New England aster . These grow wild here and we encourage them. We love them as do the deer in the neighborhood.

 Next I stopped by a big clump of white asters. These are wild too, but I don't know their name. There are so many kinds of wild white asters here.

By the time I got to the "Lady in Black" asters that Ed planted in the garden, I had completely lost my focus. A big cloud of mosquitoes surrounded me. No more standing still to focus the camera. I needed to be a moving target.

 I did get just two more shots. One of this mosquito that landed on my hand and a second one taken after I squashed him flat. He was just one of the horde but it felt so good to put him out of my misery!

A nice thin layer of ice on all the standing water everywhere would take care of these nasty little buggers, but it looks like more rain and warm temperatures  for awhile. Isn't it amazing that something I usually want to avoid can seem so appealing under different circumstances?


WiseAcre said...

Pushing 80 F on Monday. Looks like you're going to have to start smoking cigars. A cloud of smoke is better than a cloud of mosquitoes.

Cynthia said...

I'm glad someone is getting rain! And it's still 100 F here every day this week. One benefit of this summer: no mosquitoes.