Aside from the Can Am we were away on the Island Challenge run on the September 12th week end. The weather was wonderfully sunny, and we had the Island's beautiful scenery on the old island highway to Courtenay and back.
I have only had a few days with time out in the garden, and am not getting as much done as I would like to. We have had some rain and the garden is looking a bit better. We are removing and pruning back some of the over grown trees and shrubs, which is time consuming work. The weather forecast for next week is for sunshine, so perhaps I will get some time out in the garden. The michaelmas daisies, cyclamens, heathers and a few other plants are in bloom. There are lots of bees in the daisies. I have a delphinium and a montebretia in bloom on the deck. I have not put in any Fall annuals, but the chrysanthemums in the stores certainly look terrific. It has been a good year for figs with all the heat this summer. We have eaten 40 of them with a few more to ripen on the tree. Delicious.