Good stuff first!
We have a new Hoosier garden blogger! Lisa at Greenbow has finally started her own blog, Greenbow. Lisa is located in the southwest part of Indiana and has been leaving comments here and there around the garden blogosphere for awhile now. It's nice to see her garden pictures and read more about what she is doing in her own garden. She's published three posts as of this writing; the first one was for Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day a few days ago.
We got over an inch of rain early this morning! That's going to help ensure that the trees and shrubs go into dormancy just a little more hydrated. I won't have to try to water trees again this weekend.
I've almost finished weeding the vegetable garden so I won't have that hanging over my head as something I need to do this weekend, either. Well, maybe I just have to do a little bit of weeding. I put two full trash bags of purslane out for the trash collectors two nights ago. By the way, it is not necessary to tell me that purslane is edible and full of healthy good things like Omega-3 oil. Around here, it is a weed.
Bad stuff, unfortunately.
There is a weird blog-thing ripping off all kinds of content from my blog and from others' blogs as well. I can tell because I often put links in my blog to old posts, and when this blog-thing rips off my content, it shows up as a link to my blog in Technorati. I don't want to put a link to the blog-thing here, so I'll spell it out: "gardening DOT maxblog DOT eu". The posts are always 'by Carlos'. Funny thing is that when I try to click on this blog address, I always get "page not found". I did a search on "maxblog" and got a hit on a site that looks like it is where you can go to set up a "maxblog". There is an email address, admin AT maxblog DOT eu, on that site, but I am afraid to send something to it, for fear that my email address will be compromised and I'll start getting a bunch of spam email. Has anyone else noticed this bad blog-thing? Any advice on what to do about it?
We may be getting some bad weather tonight, as a cold front moves in to collide with the warm front that is already here. We are under a "tornado watch" until midnight, even though right now it is calm outside and still warm. We could get thunderstorms, hail, twisters, strong winds, oh, and rain. I'll take the rain but the rest is not welcome! Because of the watch, I decided not to go after work to the nursery clear on the other side of town to look for a tree. I probably won't have another chance to go there until late next week.
Always finish with good stuff...
The last few days it seems like the trees are finally starting to show some fall color. Check out the Indiana Leaf Cam to see how beautiful autumn in Indiana can be. But remember these are live web cams, so check them in the daytime, not at night like I just did. In the dark, its hard to see the leaf color...