Wednesday, 5 October 2016
I would like to stay home with cats and books. Soon, in maybe six weeks, maybe less, staycation will allow that.
The Depot Restaurant
A sad thing happened at the Depot last week. The water did not get turned on to the window box sprinklers, because it was thought that rain would be enough to keep them damp. It was forgotten that they are under wide eaves that keep the rain off. I am not going to name names here about who forgot.
So the northwest window box is still gorgeous because some rain drifted in with the wind.
Long Beach welcome sign
I decided it was time to pull all the cosmos, partly because some are still refusing to bloom and partly so the lights illuminate the sign better on increasingly dark evenings.
Klipsan Beach Cottages
I was so mad at myself for forgetting to bring Mary some Cox’s Orange Pippin apples.
We did our twice a month check up on Marilyn’s, which is still “sale pending” through this month. I tried to decide how much gardening to do. It seemed right to clip back some of the wind and rain toppled Helianthus ‘Lemon Queen’ and Solidago ‘Fireworks’ so that the new owners, if non gardeners, will get an idea of what else is there. This is a garden that we leave semi-wild in the winter for the pleasure of birds and critters.
I left the stems somewhat stubby to hold back the plants in the background from flopping.
We don’t like orange monbretia but have never, in ten years, got round to eliminating it from the very north end of the garden bed. Allan’s project today:
Skooter awaited us on the fence. I wondered how long he had been sitting there; perhaps he had just jumped up. Inside the fence, in the garden, is one of his favourite nice weather spots to nap.
Tomorrow, we hope for enough good weather before a predicted storm to get some tidying done in Long Beach and on the Ilwaco planters.
1998 (age 74):
Oct 5: 11:30-4:00 Sunny and WARM I think I finished the strawberry rows—but I think I was done at 3:00 and then saw another row that was partly done so I finished it (9+ trays of itty bitty plants). Then I pulled some weeds around compost box. By then I was so tired I felt sick. I assembled garbage—finally getting rid of junk in garage. When I came in I did a load of clothes and felt better after I took a shower.