Happy Friday!

Friday, 18 September 2020

I somehow managed to triple-book myself this weekend. For some reason I thought the 19 and 20th were next week or maybe two weeks from now. I need to start looking at my calendar! Thankfully the three places I need to be are all online and the organizers for two of the events will be taping their event and sharing it afterwards. So it’s not as bad as I originally thought. Only one event that needs to be attended live. I can handle that.

It’s feeling more and more like Fall around here. The colder weather moving in, the longer nights, and the familiar sound of geese honking on the river. I harvested the last of the chamomile tonight and managed to get more spearmint and peppermint too. I’ll keep picking at the mint until the last possible moment to ensure I have enough for the winter. I just love a cup of mint tea!

This time of year also brings lots of birds to the yard as they pass by on their trip north and south. European starlings come in by the dozens, flying from bush to bush and tree to tree. They also spend time on the grass eating worms. The robins are here too. I counted eleven this morning. And blue jays, wow, we’ve had a lot more than normal. Also had a mourning cloak butterfly and a milkweed tiger moth caterpillar.

black eyed susans
Black-eyed susans are today’s photo of the day. 18 Sep 2020 ©WQuinn

Today’s photos

White aster; bird feeder surrounded by golden rod, black-eyed susan and white aster; black-eyed susans; a robin; robins and European starlings; American aster; daily sunflower; mourning cloak butterfly.