How can it be Fall? The Summer was so busy--filled with contractors working at the lake and delays due to weather (though no one wanted to complain about the rain, because it's such a relief to have the drought conditions abating.) We had a very good crop of figs despite the winter damage to the tree, and I had modest success with the garden.
I'll share the scenes:
the final jalapeno peppers
the prettiest this chrysanthemum has ever looked, thanks to its new location in the garden bed at the base of the rain gauge
the Missouri primrose spreading in promising fashion along with the ubiquitous violets
arugula ever-present in the garden, and if you look closely, a volunteer marigold (doomed, of course)
butterfly bush behind the brave Japanese maple--a real survivor through several summers of harsh conditions
....and the last roses of Summer....