Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Can you feel it?

Can you feel the Fall air that's swept into Austin this week?  

This morning the thermometer at our house read 61 degrees.  What a nice relief.  We've been waiting a lonnnnnnng time for some cooler weather since our first 100-degree days arrived in early May!

Today at noon, it was 77 degrees and I was fully engaged in planting, pruning and pulling weeds.  Finally.  I have not been motivated for quite some time.  Those weeds were screaming at me and I was ignoring them -- day after day!  But today, they got my attention and I finally silenced them -- at least some of them.  I planted the Cuphea that I posted yesterday (and before they died, even, so I get a gold star!), pruned my overzealous lantana in several beds and pulled nut sedge.  I'm going to "treat" them, but I'm out of "treatment" right now, so I had to pull these and vow to get rid of the next set right as they come up.  So, one bed down, five to go!

Wish the brisk temps were here to stay, but it's not to be.  We're going up a degree a day and will be back up to 90 this weekend.  But hey, that's still not 100!


Mother Nature said...

I know what you mean. Morning is the best time when the air is cool and the day is new.

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

We have had beautiful fall like weather here in north Texas to.

Anonymous said...

lovely picture...
Jan W.

nancybond said...

I'm glad you're getting some relief from the heat. :) Fall is definitely on the way.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Yes, I can feel it here too. We seem to be having the same weather conditions right now. Aaahhhhhh. Lovin it too.

Diana said...

donna -- It is a great way to start the day. I didn't realize how much I missed that in the heat!

Debbi - I'm so glad you are getting this wonderful weather, too.

Jan - thanks - it was a beautiful morning.

Nancy -- I love those brisk Fall days -- they give me so much energy!

Lisa - We do have some of the same weather, until about a month from now!