Beautiful fall day

Today has been an absolutely beautiful fall day. The sun is shining, there is only a slight breeze, it is not too hot, not too cool. One of the stations in Bismarck has a weather man who calls it a “Goldilocks’ day.” I would have to agree, but here I am inside working on the message for tomorrow. Hopefully knowing what is outside will get me to stay focused and off the Zuma’s Revenge game. Well, maybe just one. Nate and Victoria and the tykes are on the way here. They will be stopping through Bismarck, so it should give me time to get this done. Jess and Tony won’t be leaving until he is finished with the banquet that is going on at the Gladstone tonight. He works as a cook or perhaps I need to upgrade that to chef, and sometimes that means staying until the weekend of work is finished. If they would like a small town atmosphere with a good school and great track coach for children, I know of a place with a pizza business for sale. Ha!!
Well, I really, really need to get back to work, but since I have not posted for a couple of days, I will leave these garden pictures behind. It is not that I have been off the grid. I have been reading and such, but I figure there are only so many garden pictures you can look at.

James and Paulina dug up potatoes today. They are so much bigger than last year. Weird. We used purchased seed potatoes last year. This year it was the runts of the left overs that we didn't eat.

James and Paulina dug up potatoes today. They are so much bigger than last year. Weird. We used purchased seed potatoes last year. This year it was the runts of the left overs that we didn’t eat. I really need to put one of the big ones beside a ruler so you can see their size.

I dug up some onions to dry and take to the church and give to some of the people there. I can pick more on Monday if Jess and Vic want any to take home.

I should have positioned them better in the grass. You can see the shadow of the clothes line, I guess proof that the sun is out.

I should have positioned them better in the grass. You can see the shadow of the clothes line, I guess proof that the sun is out.

Inside the wheel barrel is what James and I picked today in the garden. He took off all the large cucumbers he could find, and I picked the beefsteak tomatoes that are turning. Oh yes, and some peppers.

Inside the wheel barrel is what James and I picked today in the garden. He took off all the large cucumbers he could find, and I picked the beefsteak tomatoes that are turning. Oh yes, and some peppers. I have been trying to let them get quite large this year rather than taking them early.

The peppers at the far end of the garden are so far ahead of the ones near the house. I am guessing the soil is much better there. I have treated them all the same or so I thought. I might be looking back to my journal to see if I was doing an experiment and forgot. Wouldn’t that have the joke on me.

Close up of the tomatoes and one pepper. Some in the area are having a bad time with blossom end rot, but knock on wood, we have not.

Close up of the tomatoes and one pepper. Some in the area are having a bad time with blossom end rot, but knock on wood, we have not.

Far off look at the zinnias and garden and mostly how beautiful the sky is today. I am thinking that would be the sky to look at in working on a painting in the future.

Far off look at the zinnias and garden and mostly how beautiful the sky is today. I am thinking that would be the sky to look at in working on a painting in the future.

Finally, we put the chairs and table out on the concrete. I suppose I should start calling it a patio, but we don’t need to have anyone think we need a house reassessment by the tax person. Apparently a male cat decided that last night would be a good time to mark territory on our porch. Fortunately, he only hit the tarp we had covering an old couch we placed out there a few weeks ago. We put all these chairs out today as a precaution for airing them out. So far we haven’t noticed anything after we took the tarp away. Oh and the last picture, I apparently left the family car setting out after I finished sweeping off the porch. I will have to park that back in its area. Hope you are having a great weekend.

Furniture on the patio. Maybe coffee later?? Or we could do some lemonade.

Furniture on the patio. Maybe coffee later?? Or we could do some lemonade.

Family car in red behind the chair.

Family car in red behind the chair.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tilly Frueh
    Sep 03, 2014 @ 17:47:07

    That’s quite a nice harvest of potatoes. Next year I plan on planting those. After three years of planting them, we had to give the garden a year to recoup the nutrients lost so skipped this year.

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  2. christinelaennec
    Aug 31, 2014 @ 15:59:30

    I’ve enjoyed following your weather, from fog to sun. We’ve had from warm sun to rain today. I don’t quite get the joke about the broom being your family car – I won’t suggest that someone in your house is a witch?! I hope your message today went well. We had a fantastic sermon about the importance of never giving up on dreams, no matter how old you are.

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    • lucindalines
      Aug 31, 2014 @ 18:36:55

      Great subject for your sermon. The joke is I come from a family with lots of opinionated strong minded women, and rather than celebrate our strength many see us as being witchy. We see it as their loss. Thanks for stopping. I will post my message soon. Lots of family around today.

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