While we were gone on vacation, there was a lot of activity in the garden and yard. The crepe myrtle tree bloomed just as we left. The side and back yard gardens are lush with blooms. Here are photos of blooms in the side garden.
The Yoshino cherry trees all over the neighborhood have lost more than half their leaves. Isn't it a little early for that? The acorns started dropping off the oaks a week ago. There is a hint of fall in the weather. We have had temps in the 50's at night and 70's and low 80's during the day for the last two weeks. And it is only mid-August. The local meteorologist said our temps have been below average 45% of the time this summer. I hope this doesn't mean we are going to have a bitterly cold winter like last year.