It’s a soupy, foggy morning but The County is already chock full of tourists and day trippers enjoying this long weekend. It’s traditionally the busiest weekend of the year, with lineups to get to one of our glorious beaches, winery parking lots full, brewery patios bustling, art galleries and studios full of eyes.
Meanwhile, in the garden, the transition to late summer blooms has started. Day lilies have just a few buds left to burst, Coreopsis and Gaillardia are done but for a few straggling, smaller second flush blooms, and the snap peas have already been cut back. Giant sunflowers are (finally) attracting loads of pollinators, gladioli and Zinnia are providing vibrant colour and masses of Goldenrod are on the cusp of opening.
Here are my Six this first Saturday in August. To see Sixes from around the word check out The Propagator’s site and the dozens of links in his post’s comments.