Friday, September 2, 2011

The Last Blooms of Summer

My hydrangea tree in full glory-Sept. 1, 2011

 Every season has its glory.  I can never decide which season I like the best.  Right now I'm thinking that it is fall. There is something comforting about fall.  Maybe it is because I've been a teacher for so many years and fall always reprsenting the known.  We are back in a schedule.  I know what every day is going to bring-at least schedule-wise.  No more lazy days of summer with spur of the moment decisions to take off to go swimming or berry picking. 

But last summer is glory days for my hydrangea tree here at the cabin.  My hydrangea tree was planted by my grandmother decades ago.  We bought the cabin from her in 1999 and I've enjoyed it every summer.   Even though it was broken off at the root by a fallen tree one time.  But that's another story.  The tree returned in full glory the following summer.

We are also having a large bloom of purple loosestrife here on the St. Marys River.  This plant is dangerous and an invasive species.  I spoke with some authorities this summer on how to eliminate it and I will share that in a later post.  But there isn't much we can do about it as land owners.

Purple loosestrife on the St. Marys River

Our cabin invites us to relax and enjoy the views.

Relaxing with the neighbor as summer draws to a close.

We have had some of our busiest shipping days of the season this week.  I only record the boats that I see, so it may be that I am home more this last week getting ready to move south and return to work soon.  But on Tuesday, August 30, 2011,  we had 19 boats pass by the cabin. 

1 comment:

Cathy Clementz said...

Beautiful tree/bush. I'm glad that you have this blog to keep us informed of comings and goings of freighters!