Yesterday, for the first time in two weeks, I turned on the sprinkler to water the garden. We’re in the midst of some lovely mild days and while that is slowing down the growth of my tomatoes and zinnias, it’s made for the sorts of days that make me wish for an endless summer.
It’s still August and so tomatoes are setting on; I’ve hope of zinnia bouquets in the weeks ahead. I counted the days on the calendar and there are nearly 100 days between now and the average first frost. For a gardener, that news is balm for the soul.