"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Saturday, September 3, 2011

The late afternoon and nights are getting cooler

and this is the time of year that I clear the grounds
of weeds and start to till up the hard packed earth of the garden spaces.........
getting them ready for next year's planting season. Although the grass will be removed, I still love the way the seeds look as if the grass is dressed in pearls.

The Zinnia beds and other flowers are enjoying this relief from the heat and starting to look vibrant and full in vivid color.

 

 Some plants are just so lacy and dainty, that it is a shame to call them a weed.........
don't you think?

I am being supervised by a wary horned toad, as it watches me destroy the thick cover it was hiding underneath. There is so much to be done........it will take me all the way up past fall to finish.
How about you? Are you still enjoying the bounty of your gardens or are you getting the space a time ready for rest?

Labor Day is upon us............I have a delicious recipe for the creamiest fruit salad for a Labor Day picnic. The recipe is on my cooking blog...
My Country Kitchen
Just click on the link to go get the recipe.
Have yourselves a restful holiday weekend!

15 comments:

Daisy said...

I think I'd be nervous if that horned toad was watching me, Kathleen. He's kind of scary looking! I hope you have a wonderful Labor day weekend. :-)

Betty Lou said...

They say that cooler weather is coming next week-----I hope so and also rain. Going now to check your fruit salad recipe.

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Me too Kathleen, that toad looks wicked! :o( I'm ready for Fall planting..hope I have the energy to do some this week..old age is catching up with me...

lil red hen said...

We have tried to till our garden but it's still too dusty and dry. I want to plant seeds for greens since we didn't make much of anything else this year.

Your flowers look very pretty. Did you finally get some rain?

Bev C said...

Hello Kathleen

I think we have the same weeds, though I am certainly glad we don't have what is hiding underneath. Enjoy your weekend.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Grammyof13 said...

Have a wonderful laborday and rest awhile before going back to work. I think we are supposed to rest from labor!!

My garden did nothing, so I will probably be pulling up what is left and working the bed. Very defeated this go round.

Blessings.
Doris

MulticoloredPieces said...

Love your zinnias--I've decided to plant them next spring, too. Aren't you lucky to get cooler weather. I'm still battling the heat......
best, nadia

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

I say you have some odd looking creatures watching you, I would have run for the hills seeing him.

I hope the cooler weather makes its way to Ga soon.

GOD bless and keep you all safe this Labor Day weekend. Laboring is what you sure are doing in that garden... Kick your shoes off and relax!!

Michaele said...

I am seeing the same things here, with exception of the horned toad. I have lizards in my garden and we share. Still so much to do before winter.

Carol@The Writers Porch said...

Hi Kathleen! I'm getting ready to weed too!Extreme heat has kept me indoors and my flower beds look abandoned for sure. Lee is dumping lots of rain and cool temps are coming so I'm going be slinging them weeds to kingdom come in a few days! XO

LindaSueBuhl said...

Horned toads are such fun to have around - insatiable eaters of ants! We used to have them a lot in Midland - I have a funny tree climbing variety here in North Texas - not so rounded looking.
Always something to do when we live in the country!If I were close by I'd drop by to purchase a bucket full of those lovely zinnias!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

We're getting some cooler days on the VA eastern shore as well, Kathleen. Also, our garden is coming to end, but we still have some eggplants, tomatoes and peppers to harvest.

Terry and Linda said...

Hope the rain is now with you!!!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

grammy said...

Hope you had a great Labor Day.
It was still warm on Monday..in the 90's...but today is rainy and in the 50's.
Hope the frost is a ways off yet.
That salad looked great (:

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Hi Kathleen, I do hope that you and yours are not in harm's way from the wildfires I've been reading about online. The fruit salad recipe is something I plan to make as we eat fruit every morning and usually have a salad in the fridge.