We've been having a very dry summer that is challenging for the farmers and gardeners, but I am focusing on enjoying the sunny days . I don't think me wringing my hands will make it rain so I am going to soak up the rays and appreciate the lack of mosquitoes. Winter will be here soon enough.
I have been watering the vegetables and the annual flowers as needed, and they are growing well in the sunshine and warmth. When I weed, I use the pulled-out weeds as a mulch around the veggies.
One thing about getting older is that you have more memories to draw from: "I remember the summer of 19___ when the wells were running dry." We've always had erratic weather, and somehow we manage. I was reminded yesterday of 1816, the year summer didn't happen. Because a large volcano had erupted and put tons of ash into the atmosphere, many parts of the world had no real summer weather that year. In Ontario, a significant frost occurred in every month right through summer..