Sep 25, 2009
The Four Seasons
Here in Charleston, we have 4 seasons just like everyone else, they are Almost Summer, Summer, Still Summer and Christmas. Still Summer begins after Labor Day Weekend. Except for hurricanes, we get very little rain. Our usual afternoon thunderstorms become hit or miss in September. October is one of our driest months. Working in the garden these last few days has been exhausting, the temps in the upper 80 F and the humidity above 90% and dew point above 70%. We had a few sprinkles this week, but when the sun came back out it made the humidity go up even more. Today the temperature reached 89 F. with humidity at 97% and the dew point 76% and the sky clear, so working in the shade did not help much. The Garden staff has been busy this week finishing up the new Heirloom Garden and the irrigation system is up and running. When I arrive at 7:30 in the morning I like to go to the lake and take a few photos, while the air is still and the refection is fabulous. The Bald Cypress trees are starting to yellow and brown before the leaves drop.