How can Summer be leaving when she has just gotten here? After waiting through the longest, wettest, coldest spring on record for 50+ years, the sun has just come out to play nicely in the past week or so. It has been beautiful: blue skies and warm but not too hot, and a breeze blowing. Perfection. At the very end of August. Insult to injury that Summer should be so nice just when she’s leaving.
But the forecast here is for a beautiful September. Lovely: the kids are put back in school and activities have died down and now we can enjoy this loveliness without all the summer commotion.
As another late fling of summer, the dahlias are out in their finery. I went to the Swan Island Dahlia Festival on the weekend and walked up and down the rows bemused by the names and distinctives of the infinitude of varieties. So many choices! So many different kinds of dahlias, let alone colors of each. Maybe you already knew this.
If you would like to see their catalogue, phone 1-800-410-6540 or go to www.dahlias.com
Have a wonderful September!