Monday, September 26, 2016
A Morning Posting......
The mandevilla has opened its first bud into this wonderful bloom. For a tropical kind of plant it waited to bloom this fall when it has cooled down.
A zinnia, which too is a late bloomer, has pale colors as it first opens. It will darken as it matures. A monarch circled and landed in the area but then left in the wind heading to the top of the trees nearby.
The hostas are looking weathered but this one still has its leaves intact. The weathered one are too sad-looking for me to even photograph.
Just like the bad focus on this photo, the tomato patches are becoming blurry messes. The vines are failing and falling. The tomatoes end up on the ground and need to be picked quickly to keep the insects from biting into them. The flavor of the tomatoes are really good this year. I had abundant vines and enough tomatoes for two people to eat during the late summer months.
It is Monday and I am back at school teaching seventh grade grammar and literacy. Knowing the difference between and autobiography and a biography is being discussed. Dangling modifiers and misplace modifiers is being taught to all these corn-fed students. I am in the most part enjoying my short term teaching job and today is the half way mark to the finish line. As the fall ends and winter moves in I will be glad to not have to get out into the weather. We were cold today and my furnace was running smoothly.
I wish everyone a great Monday and thanks for stopping by today.