I love the tail end of summer, when the garden is growing nicely and the days are cooling down. There’s still some weeding to do, but it’s less than in the spring and early summer. Earlier this year my wife was commenting that there weren’t as many flowers and that the layout looked “brushy” and less attractive than last year. The alyssum hadn’t grown as well I think because of a lack of rain. But the last few weeks we’ve had quite a bit of rain and now it looks like this:
Not too much new to post. Still too hot out to run many trains and don’t have a lot of free time. At this point–as the title says–I’m just barely keeping the weeds down and occasionally clearing the ROW of groundcover.
When I left for California in June, there was a scene on the railroad that included a couple picnicking and a boY flying a kite
When I came back from California, the picnickers were mysteriously gone. I looked around pretty thoroughly, and couldn’t find it. So I had to make a replacement.
The shininess is from the UV resistant coating. I’ll spray with some matte clear later to make it look less plasticy.
As usual in Kansas in the summer, it’s too hot to run trains again. I’m working on some repairs of stuff I’ve brought inside and to replace some things that disappeared this summer. Namely, the family-picnic that was out behind the station on one of the hills.