It's the last day of September. It turned out to be a more pleasant day than we were expecting.
Tom just mowed the lawn, which has gone lush again after the rain and an application of fertilizer.
Sunday I got in my 3.5 mile walk and then worked in the yard with Tom. I have begun cleaning out the beds and cutting back spent perennials.
Those dahlias will soon come out and be replaced with tulip bulbs ↓
Yesterday morning I started the day off with a dentist appointment. I had a serious cavity in one of my wisdom teeth. Such fun getting shot in the mouth and drilled and having to hold my jaw just so for far too long. I didn't accomplish much after that - some housework and trip planning. It was dark and drizzly outside.
Today we expected more rain, so we decided to go get our flu shots and then do a little shopping for some items for our trip. When we got home, I sat down to pay the bills. We bank with a credit union and they have been urging me to pay bills on line. I do have all of our utilities on auto pay, but I decided to finally set up on line payment for my credit card bills. It worked! It's always fun to learn new stuff. I also downloaded an app from my credit union for on line banking for my iPhone. Now I can transfer money, monitor my accounts and pay bills remotely. That could be handy when traveling.
While I was out walking this afternoon, Tom mowed and started emptying the garden beds.
As soon as I transplant these volunteer fox gloves Tom can prepare this bed to over-winter his bonsai.
We have started moving tender plants into the green house. To do that we turned Irene's flower shop/playhouse back into a garden shed.
The geranium jungle is gone from the front porch, replaced with a few winter pansies and flowering kale.
This just got trimmed back for now ↓
Tom put the patio umbrellas away Sunday, and today I washed down the oil cloth table covers and put them away today. It looks a little bare but soon the cedar tree will start shedding and make a mess so it's time.
It looks like more sun is on the way. That will make this little lingering sunflower happy! Me too!