I've been in hiding. I'll make no justifiable excuse. It is simply that I hate fighting the unstoppable growth in the face of daily monsoons. The rain is so thick that the ground and the air is saturated. Even when I push myself out the door and beat back the growth, it is inevitable the lighting will crack overhead, beginning the riskiest gamble "can I get 10 more minutes?"
I received a heck of a lesson the other day trying to grill some Jerk chicken for a party that night. I over reached the bargained for 10 minute and was shocked THROUGH the BBQ and tongs when a lighting bolt cracked over head. While clearly I was not killed, I did learn that I can run a whole lot faster then I had previously thought.
But the light has changed a couple of weeks ago. It is the kind afternoon sunlight that tells you the kids are back in school and the guys are watching football. The humidity is still there 90% of the day. Oddly, there are 2 large hurricanes churning out in the Mid Atlantic and 1 which made land fall yesterday in Mexico. Usually these events, when they don't come to our shores, help dry up the air. But somehow, we seem to be in between and still sucking up the moist southern air.
But hope and anticipation springs eternal. Last night, the BF and I were outside (another post for another day, but it involves hammock camping) and the air was dry. Happy Happy Joy Joy. The time to plant is almost here. My personal date for planting is October 15, barring any hurricane clean up. (AKA - Hurricane Wilma)
Time to take inspiration from my fellow local gardeners. Time to prep the grown and solarize the nematodes. Time to grab the old catalogues (the one from spring, professing the start of the growing season. Hphm) Time to grab the camera and laptop and prime the writing pump.
Yeah!!!!! Fall is FINALLY here.