Saturday, August 24, 2013

Late Summer

Late summer is here.  The lawn is brown and the Oaks are shedding some leaves.  The brush in the woods is turning color. Typical for the dryness that usually happens in August.

The Shell River is down.

Shell River

Hardly a trickle of water going through at the Dead Beaver Area.

Further upstream at the corner there is a little current around an island.

Shell River at the corner

We need rain.  The threat of forest fires will increase everyday without rain.

Wheat harvest

The wheat fields south of us have been harvested.  Two combines made short work of those fields.  The wind was out of the north one day, It was like driving through a dust storm. They moved on further up the prairie.

We have beans planted across from our mail box this year.  The deer will move in soon, now that the peas have been harvested.

The crickets are making noise at night.  A sure sign that it is the end of summer.  Even if the days are hot, the nights are cool.

Tomato Surprize

Far Guy had a little surprise flower that grew in his tomato bucket.  We may eventually get some tomatoes:)

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  1. Interesting to see what's happening in your chunk of the country. About the same here, though - warm days, browning grass, cool nights. Your tomatoes are looking more promising than mine, though. It's always a race to get at least a couple before fall really sets in.

  2. I heard a cricket this morning, and I didn't put two and two together. It's wasn't a very cool night though, since the overcast held the heat in. It's already over 60 degrees and it's only 5:30am! :-)

  3. Sounds like here!! Only we've had some rain, not enough. Enjoy your weekend!

  4. It is interesting thru blogging to learn about everyone's late summer. We are still receiving rain every day. I hope you get relief from your dry conditions soon. Get some rest this weekend.

  5. Yes, it's dry but I'm thankful that I haven't found a tick on me in a couple of weeks. :)

  6. You can feel the change in the mornings already...sigh...

    No real leaves falling, yet. But they will, soon. Sigh...

    Those tomatoes look delish.


  7. Isn't that a ripe tomato peeping through? We use to remove the green ones when they got big and ripen them in brown paper bags. Nothing beats the taste of homegrown tomatoes!
    On the other end of your dryness is our excessive rain -- many crops were ruined.

  8. Ah, yes, you write the truth! I have been noticing the subtle changes, too.
    Love the lovely mixed in with the tomato!

  9. We had torrential downpours of rain right at the wrong time, and many people lost their tomato plants and their gardens. The sound of crickets at night is deafening now, drowns out the katydids. My arm gets a little better each day. I can now floss all of my teeth. I am rather obsessive about my teeth, so being able to take of them properly is a huge deal for me. Thank you for asking.

  10. I really hope your area gets some good rain, and soon. It's dry here, too, but not so critical.

  11. Well, it looks like you're looking forward to fall as you list a;ll the beauties of fall. Fall takes a long time to complete it's cycle but it's a pleasant season.

  12. The tomatoes on the wagon really did well. My tomatoes are so small but the neighbor who spends a lot of money on water gave us some really large ones.

  13. Time for BLT's with a few more tomatoes coming in. We finally got some rain last night but I'm worried about my oaks. They've been dropping their leaves and it was too early...;(

  14. Our crickets are loud and wonderful! I love the crickets. I used to catch them and put them in our basement where I store our canned items...just so I could hear their happy song longer. But by Christmas the song was gone. Still like wrapping tomatoes in newspapers...I had cricket songs a while longer.


  15. The change of seasons has been in the air early this year.
    Looks like one nice red tomato hiding in there! ;)

  16. Fantastic pictures. May it rain soon.

  17. Nice work. Mine are really a failure.


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