I've always felt that the beginning of September means Autumn, and was always annoyed that I was told that Summer goes until September 22. Then my husband, the font of oceans of useless knowledge (his own term for it) told me just now of Meteorologic seasons. I had to check Google to confirm (he is never pleased when I don't take his word for gospel).
"The season of the year that is the transition period from summer to winter, occurring as the sun approaches the winter solstice. Meteorological autumn (different from standard/astronomical autumn) begins September 1 and ends November 30."
AHA.. now I have back-up for hanging the Autumn wreath on the door!
So I spread the table with my fall tablecloth and put the orange candles in the candleholders, put out some velvet, glass and crocheted pumpkins and voila.. :-)
I love my little scarecrow candleholder.. it's porcelain and I've had him for years. Kristi made the cute yo-yo acorn in the trug.
2 of my glass pumpkins, I have more in another bin. :-)
Dayle dug the potatoes and we have them in the pantry.
The other end of the bed, the rest of the potatoes.
And happily I noticed that the green bean vine has a bunch more flowers on it!
The boat all ready to go.. Travis was going to take Dayle salmon fishing tomorrow but a wind storm is forecast so they canceled it. I hope the crab fishing will still happen.
The sweet chestnut tree is covered with nuts.
Farmer Dayle pulling the last of the potatoes.
The first bloom on this rose of sharon.. it looks a bit stressed with all our heat.
The Black Cherry tomatoes my daughter suggested. They actually do taste a bit like a cherry and very sweet. They turn dark but not black.
Taters all ready to move to our pantry which is dark.
Our onions we grew, not so big but will be delicious.
Our tomatoes have been disappointing. I think we need to amend the heck out of the soil we had put in our raised beds. It's really dry and did not do that well for us. I think we need to add compost and manure. We have chicken manure but we're afraid to add it as people warn us that it will burn our plants. But if we put it in when we clear out the vines and let it sit all winter, wouldn't that work?
Thanks for visiting today. I hope you have a fabulous week.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)