You got handed a golden opportunity on a plate to extend your reign by one full day, legitimately. And what did you choose to do with this one free day – not reign, but rain. All I can say for the keen gardener on this very last day of summer – You have let me down and as I look back over the long hazy summer days, this will be the day that will stick in my mind. Not only because it was wet but because you decided to keep the heat and so it is muggy and horrible.
It will probably put an end to my tomatoes into the lingering warmth of autumn, and this is such a disappointment as I fought so hard to overcome the blight and was hoping for a fine finish to bolster my meagre harvest.
I would have dearly loved to have spent this extra day in our calendar that also auspiciously marks the very last day of the season, just pottering about and indulging in a gentle reminisce of what a fine season it had been and admiring all I had managed to accomplish, with a clear blue sky above me and a gentle breeze across my shoulder as a nod to the season to come.
I love you summer, but you could have done much better with this blessing of an extra day!
Come again soon – maybe autumn will be a more considerate season to the needs of a keen gardener.
Sarah the Gardener : o)