Time once again for the Colours of August. Check out Sue's blog for more colour from around the world.
Buffalo as seen from across the Niagara River, from Fort Erie. It was a hot, hazy day which started out somewhat cloudy. It hadn't quite cleared yet. Still, the water is an amazing blue and the city looks quite pretty from here.
The Horseshoe falls on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. I don't really like the touristy trappishness of the town, but the Falls on both sides of the border are awe inspiring. The water roars by. The mist sprays far further than one would expect. The shear volume of water pounding on those rocks is incredible. It is a sight which always takes my breath away.
The American Falls. On our side, we get a good view of both. I liked this one in particular because of the rainbow. It sort of makes that thundering, awe inspiring water feel a tad more gentle.On the home front, I found these beauties hidden away in the tomato plants. There are now a bunch of them ripening. A sun warmed, freshly picked tomato tastes of summer like no hard, tasteless, winter tomato can.
Goldenrod. It's blooming. It's pretty. It's also a sad harbinger of autumn. We've only a few weeks left of summery weather, before our nights start getting cold and we will have our first frost.
This is supposed to be a sign of Autumn, but they are ripening already. These are Sugar Sweet Pie pumpkins. Supposedly weighing in at less than 5 lbs, one harvested already must be 10 lbs or close too it. Three are already harvested, 2 curing and one with from a damaged vine, sitting on the deck to hopefully ripen fully. There are at least 6 more in various stages of ripening. If they all survive, that will be an awful lot of pumpkin! Good thing it freezes well and my guys really like pumpkin pie!