It is cooler in the mornings. But then it heats up to between 80 and 90 degrees during the day. And the forecast says that will continue well into October.
Readying The Plants For Winter:
So I’m going to take advantage of the cooler days to clean up my patio and cut back plants that need attention.
I cut back a few of the stems of the heliotrope and it’s still giving me lovely purple blooms. And I like the way its darker leaves look next to the lemon balm.
White Sedum Flowers:
The bees and wasps and butterflies have been busy on the white sedum blooms. The blooms are fading quickly though.
If I’m not mistaken this is a honey bee.
Did You Know?
The latest buzz in the science world: Honeybees are dying of something that is freakishly similar to the coronavirus.
Bee populations around the globe have been decimated by a viral disease. It creeps into hives via asymptomatic insects and spreads like wildfire, British researchers discovered.
The wild morning glories are really blooming now. But I only have a few white and white/blue morning glories blooming.
Ivy is on some sort of a tear. She is meowing and racing around the apartment with her tail curled in the air.
Ivy’s latest quirk is that every time she sees me go into the bathroom she gets one of her swirly toys and begs me to throw it. But it isn’t easy to throw it into another room when the hall faces the bathroom door. I do my best.
Imagine getting up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and there a cat is waiting with a swirly toy. You sit down and she wiggles in anticipation until I throw the toy for her to fetch.
Do you think maybe I go above and beyond the call of duty? Well of course because I cherish these two babies of mine.
As a result Ivy sleeps during the day and builds up her energy for when I’m knackered. Did I get that word off British TV?
Charlie’s Birthday Yesterday:
Charlie had a good birthday. In the afternoon I took him for a ride in the car and rolled the window down on one side. He loves the wind in his face.
Charlie and I both thank you for all the well wishes yesterday.