We've had several days of light rain this week, adding up to about 2 inches overall. It's been needed and I haven't had to water my containers for several days. It's been cool though too, with temperatures struggling to reach 20C (68F). I was ready to see the heat break but not so thrilled with these cooler days. I'm not nearly ready for summer to end. Sadly, the forecast shows two nice days (Sunday and Monday) and then we're back into the cooler weather for the next ten days or so.
I did get out one day, in between rain showers to harvest a few of my veggies. It may not look like much (and it isn't) but for the few plants that I have I'm happy. I started the tomatoes and larger green peppers from seed in late April, while the jalapeno and small red pepper plants were picked up in July when the garden centre was selling off the last of their plants. I picked another green pepper and several more tomatoes this morning. I'm hoping to let the rest continue to ripen on the plants but the nights have been getting cool. 5C (41F) has been the lowest thus far.
Oh well, with the cooler weather, it certainly has given me time (and perhaps a push) to get some deep cleaning done around here. I'm almost finished the main floor but am starting to lose momentum. Hence starting this blog post on Friday rather than tackling the spare room. I'm working on doing some decluttering at the same time and have started another box for donations and a bag for clothing. Neither have much in them yet.
The winter/Christmas item is this board that will be leaned against the wall on top of the china cabinet. I used a sheet of scrap book paper for the base but I wanted it to have more of a 3D effect so added the trees and stars.