A month of ups and downs. The first week started with a fantastic downpour of 50mm of rain. So welcome to the dry garden and the fire fighters battling the many bush fires roaring across the hinterland during September. But after that only another 5mm fell for the rest of the month. So back to regular watering to keep the garden growing…..
But grow it did….
The pumpkin took off as though on steroids and tiny pumpkins are forming.
The climbing beans are covering the tripod and like the fabled Jack’s beanstalk are racing for the sky and supplying more beans than we can eat.The courgettes are slowing down and the tomatoes, silver beet, spinach and cucumbers are on their last legs. The veggie garden will be going into recess for summer, already mildew, bugs, birds and caterpillars have made their presence felt.The flower garden is a blaze of glory.
And the blue tongue lizard is waiting every morning for his feed.
In this hot weather all the birds appreciate having the bird bath for drinking and splashing in. Before coming round to the front deck to join us for breakfast.
A very satisfying month in the garden. But then disaster struck….
Last week I had a major seizure at 4am.
Thank goodness Jack woke and heard me gasping, then I stopped breathing.
It is strange to relate it here as I have no recollection of the next hour or so. Jack managed to revive me and called for the ambulance that rushed me to hospital, where I spent the next few days while they did multiple tests. But they still do not know how, or why, a seemingly perfectly healthy person just stopped breathing. I’m still having more tests and now I am back home, and feeling so grateful that Jack heard me. As I look around the garden each day I am still feeling a bit fragile, but so thankful to be alive. **********************
Su of “Zimmer Bitch” hosts the “Changing Season challenge” each month and it is a great way to keep a record of the passing months.