Summer finally loosed her grip on central Virginia. Daytime temperatures now range between 47F-78F. Ahhh.
This year, heat and humidity seemed to last forever, forcing this gardener outdoors before dawn for chores. The manic mockingbird, and the mouthy rooster from two properties away were my only sunrise companions amongst the persistent weeds. Mowing occurred only after the sun was below the cypress hedge. Waaay below.
My gardens are now nineteen years old, requiring no watering even during the driest conditions. Live and learn. In my next life, I hope that I remember all this garden taught me.
Now with pleasant daytime temperatures I shall report on the fun (read leasure) I shared yesterday. Within a short drive from Swallowtail Cottage, one of our local vineyards (http://kingfamilyvineyards.com) hosts thrilling polo matches that are free to the public. The only caveat is purchasing your adult beverage from the wine wheels that frequently putter by in the form of a golf cart.
Below are captured images of this blissful afternoon:
Sadly the founder David King succumbed to cancer this year. Here is a link paying homage to his legacy…https://www.cbs19news.com/content/news/King-Family-holds-first-polo-match-after-founder-passes-away-510457121.html
Thanks to David’s vision and generosity, hundreds of area residents decompress with family and friends most Sundays during summer months. October is my month to venture outdoors.
What is your favorite month for outdoor activities?
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home, garden, life said:
Indeed Joe, May is lovely here too. I am just so relieved to have the heat/humidity of summer gone, October/November rank high. I also do my best gardening chores November – March.
Joe Koller said:
Good afternoon Diane, May would be my pick for favorite month. In May harsh winter is just a memory,the cold rains of April have passed & the gardens are showing lots of color & new growth. In the state park turtles lined up on logs warming up early in the morning & other small animals around the ponds. It’s May for sure for me.
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