October can be such a beautiful month. I remember we had some fine sunny warm days into Halloween. Today it is such. It is sunny at 11℃ with a promise of going up to 16℃. Sun and warmth is the forecast for the next 2-3 days. Hellelujah! It warms the cockles of my heart.
The day has sped away on me. That was this morning after coming home from my exercise class. I love that time of day when I can savour a cuppa tea and some reflections before making lunch. I harvested small lettuce from the raised bed toward our salads. This summer hasn’t been too good for lettuce. It was good in spring but they got old quickly in the summer heat. Then the birds devoured the new plantings. I can’t complain though. We had enough other greens to make up for the lettuce.
The greenhouse is still thriving in this October weather. I harvested some Swiss Chard, green peppers and a cucumber to add to the salad. My bitter melons are going crazy producing lots of little baby melons. I pollinated them all with my little brush. It’s as if they could sense their end is near and they’re producing like mad. They did that last fall, too. I wonder if they will have enough time to grow big enough to eat. It’s interesting watching how things are growing. They’re teaching/showing me their life/time line.
It’s almost 6 pm again. I’m falling short on my do-list. I will not be able to do any grape juicing today. However, I did raked up some leaves in the front yard. It wasn’t on my list but I saw the need. I put in 20 minutes of practice on the piano this morning. I started piano lessons at a very adult age and had abandoned them almost 20 years ago after 4 years. Now I want to pick it up again. I have all those music books and I can take my time. If I had kept it up all those years, I might be a fair musician by now. I still have time. It’s never too late to make my own music.