Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Thank Goodness It's Not Still August

Most of August is just a hot, miserable slog, but a few things make it a little more bearable...or maybe it's just two things.  One is keeping track of the August fogs.  The other is celebrating Stella's and my birthday.

Sometimes we have neighborhood parties.  Sometimes we go get milkshakes and root beer floats.  Sometimes we go on a picnic and play cards.  This year we had a homegrown tomato party!  

Auntie Reg had an extra planting bag so we put Stella's favorite tomato, Cherokee Purple, on her porch.  I've never tried to grow a container tomato so I wasn't sure how things would go.  Obviously they went well!

Cheers to a happy birthday!

Oh, one other thing that August is good for is butterflies.  Stella has a couple of beautiful light purple (and white ;-) butterfly bushes next to her porch and they attract the most beautiful butterflies, humming birds and hawk moths :-D.
Can't come up with anything else good about August.
Maybe bats.  The bats are still flying strong in August...
What else?


Camp said...

All excellent reasons to celebrate in grand fashion. Please give Stella a big hello from me..Happy Birthday to both of you! and if you have any more tomatoes--im pretty sure you could make this since even i managed it. and no i did not make the homemade crust. pillsbury does a fine job in that department.

Anonymous said...

Oh, how I miss homegrown tomatoes!!Glad you both had a wonderful birthday. I used to have three butterfly bushes. They are wonderful pollinator attracters. K. LittrellπŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…

Far Side of Fifty said...

Happy Birthday to you and to Stella! A tomato party sounds good! :)

Michelle said...

Happy belated birthday to both of you! Another plus for August: the Oregon State Fair begins!

Grey Horse Matters said...

Happy Birthday to a couple of hot tomatoes!

LannieK said...

A tomatoe party sounds perfect! Happy Birthday Stella - Nice Cherokee Purples!
Happy Birthday Sara! August... Butterflies & those foggy mornings were awesome!
May you both have many wonderful days this coming year and always! πŸ…πŸ‘πŸ’πŸ’•πŸ€πŸ¦‹

Peruby said...

Still pretty much do the Big Boy and Beefsteak here. I'll give Cherokee Purple a try - says it is great for flavor.

Shirley said...

Happy birthday (belated)!
August here was a month I prefer to forget.

Terry and Linda said...

Happy Birthday to my two favorite ladies!!!


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