I'm kinda glad summer is about over...
Cuz I'm tired.
It was a stressful summer. This year, the garden has been a constant battle against bugs and disease because of the heat and rain (and a mallow-weed with a root as wide as the county running through my entire yard, spreading rust to the Malva-family plants).
It will be good to clean up the beds, sterilize them, and put them to rest this fall. I need the break and so do they.
I have literal sores on my arms from the mosquitos this year. They were hearty and plentiful (still are, even at a daily high of 65 degrees). A horse died in a nearby town from Triple E just a couple weeks ago. If I could've worn long-sleeves when it was 90 degrees I would have, but that couldn't have been done without my passing out.
I feel like a whiner, but I'm grateful for the change in season this year, to put one tiring summer to rest!