Sunday, August 1, 2010

The August Garden


I can't believe how fast this summer is going. Here it is August already. The garden is looking very August-ish: tangled, messy, and just the beginning of autumnal browns and golds among the leaves. The tomato plants are not very visible in this picture because they've gotten so big they've toppled their cages and are lying along the ground, sending down roots from their stems and letting the heavy tomatoes rot amid the weeds.

I'm over 40,000 words into The Trickster Society and writing as fast as I can. I'm hoping to finish the first draft by the end of this month so I can clear the decks for the 3-day Novel Contest and my usual fall frenzy of writing.

I'm starting to think happily about Halloween coming up.

8 comments:

Cate Gardner said...

Pretty sunflowers.

It sounds like you're in a frenzy already, never mind waiting until autumn. :D

K.C. Shaw said...

I'm in a sloooow frenzy, actually. Slow and steady, I hope.

Aaron Polson said...

Egads, yes! Halloween is good for all.

And sunflowers. I need to snap a shot of ours. ;)

K.C. Shaw said...

When the sunflowers start to get heavy like that (when the seeds start to develop), it makes me think of Halloween. Not sure why. It's like the first sign.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Your garden looks pretty good by my standards. Good luck with the writing.

K.C. Shaw said...

Thanks! The picture makes the garden (and the yard, for that matter) look a lot better than it really is. I need to get in there and do a lot of weeding.

Danielle Ferries said...

I love green. Good going on the word count. You're inspiring me to get writing as I've been very slack these last few days.

K.C. Shaw said...

Summer is a good time for slacking off. Um, except it's winter where you are. That's okay, winter is also a good time for slacking off! :)