Forgiveness Friday

Friday, 24 July 2020

I can’t believe August is just around the corner. The crickets have started, the air seems different. August is blowing in.

Two full days of training has left me needing to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. So, I did just that, headed to my garden after dinner to harvest some chamomile and water it. I stopped by the garlic patch first and was delighted to see the curly heads. We’re almost there boys.

Garlic scape ©WQuinn 2020

Then I wandered over the vegetable garden to harvest some chamomile.

Flowering chamomile. ©WQuinn 2020

It was at this point I noticed a couple of corn husks missing from two plants! Those darn ol’ raccoons!!!

Corn stalks with missing husks ©WQuinn 2020

I was ticked off, more at myself though because I have been putting off building a fence. Guess what’s on my agenda for tomorrow? That’s right, building a fence! They also managed to get into the critter-proof seed cans and ate all the bird seed. I’m grateful I didn’t buy that new bag of seed the other day or it’d be all gone too. (This is the reason for the “Forgiveness Friday” title btw ;))

On a positive note, the string beans have started, and the chamomile harvest was a big one tonight. At this rate, I’m going to have enough chamomile and lemon balm tea for most of the winter.

When I returned to the house, Dukes was lying on the floor next to his toy box. For half a second I wondered if he was still breathing…the way he was lying and the toy box being overturned, well, see for yourself:

Dukes lying alongside his toy box and on top of some toys. ©WQuinn 2020

His tail moved so I knew he was ok. I grabbed the camera to get a few pics. Then he woke up, posed for me:

Photo of the Day: 24 Jul 2020.
Dukes, the cat, posing for the camera by lying on his back with his front paws in the air. ©WQuinn

Then promptly fell back to sleep:

Dukes, sleeping on top of his toys. ©WQuinn 2020

There’s never a dull moment in this household!

And finally, I want to share a photo of Comet Neowise I took last night:

Comet Neowise, 23 July 2020, ©WQuinn

P.S. It’s 8:28 pm and the sun is setting. YIKES!!!