To me, this scene illustrates late August. The lawn is a bit crunchy under your feet, the sky is clear and blue, and if you look long enough, the humidity can make you feel cranky. Okay, that last part isn't true about the photo, but it certainly is true about late August. The weather, actually, has been quite nice for August since it has not been scorching hot and the plagues of bugs (box-elder) haven't started yet. We could use a bit more rain, maybe an inch or two a week. I'm trying to be careful in my request after June's record wetness and the results we are still recovering from.
Speaking of, here is a recent photo of the outside construction. The framing is finished and waiting for approval from the inspector. After that, the electrician can start the wiring and the chimney for the wood stove can be installed. I imagine some drywall should be starting soon, too. The jack-o-lantern effect isn't quite so strong in person. *g* I'm thinking a tall trellis with a vine up the left side would be nice. What do you think?
One of our apple trees didn't flower at all this year. It was distressed last year and dropped lots of leaves. This year the leaves look great but no flowers, so no apples. That's okay, though, there's another apple tree in the orchard. We don't spray nor did I remember to put out containers of my mother's recipe of vinegar and water in spring to catch the bugs before they found the apple blossoms. However, there are a few good apples for us and plenty for the wildlife.
This week has been a bit much for me, physically and mentally. I haven't been feeling 100%, I traveled to DC and back, and work has been piling on. On the bright side, I did work out yesterday at Curves and I think I'll be caught up with the majority of the excess work by the end of the day on Monday. I also made it through three rows of Forest Canopy on the plane Thursday before I fell asleep.
Today we are heading east over to Pleasant Prairie for a brat fry with DH's side of our family. I'll have some knitting time and it will be great to catch up with family. Happy Sunday!