...in all its double-wide glory. Last week, after months of vacant lot-ness, a factory-new trailer came in from New York in two pieces. 'Twas split down the middle, lengthwise, roof to floor. Several days later, two assemblers all the way from Maine showed up and worked all day and through the night, joining the halves, and hooking up the plumbing and electricity and whatnot. I think they took a nap inside the trailer in the wee hours of the morning. So there you have it. Cle
This beauty beaming with a beneficial bug is one of about eight sunflowers to pop out of my garden this year. Funny how I planted the seeds all along the back border, put they only emerged in a bunch in one area. They are more sociable than I am!
A number of rogue marigolds somehow popped up in my yard -- without my (direct) assistance. This is the first time this has happened. Some wind-blown seeds? Burrowing roots? A glitch in the matrix? Whatever the reason, these rascals are as robust and glowy as my garden marigolds! And in the space in between the garden barrier and the walkway...
The first day of meteorological fall brought more rain showers and between-rain-showers humidity to Lopstick... and so I will consider this beginning of September as Lopstick's indigenous summer, even though tonight is considerably cooler, in the mid-60s and dropping. And with all the extended wetness, a continuation of the extended flux of cheepers and creepers... and subsequently a return of the rats. A friendly neighbor mentioned he had seen a red fox go after a rat in bro