There's a frost advisory for the northern portion of CT tonight, but we're supposed to be safe here on the shore. That's small comfort with the temps making it feel more like late October than mid-September. I harvested the first two Brandywine tomatoes today just in case. There's a little zucchini on the vine (also the first of the season), but we'll just hope it doesn't freeze. But that's not the subject of this post. And this isn't a post for the squeamish amongst you. The one abundant crop in my garden lately is spider webs and the spiders that build them:
A little spritz with the mist setting on the hose and they're visible to the eye (most of the time we're narrowing missing sticking a hand or face into them):
Though I don't think the spiders appreciate the fake rain:
Because while at first they look like this:
The zinnias are finally blooming, just in time to be replaced by mums:
There are still bees on the dahlias, but they're slow and sluggish:
But they're still finding a good amount of pollen:
I've got a flat of mums to plant, but the next two days are supposed to be sunny and mid-70s, SS2 is home for the day, and we're hoping to get the shed finished before the leaves start to fall. Those spider photos above are the leading candidates for October. Any favorites?