9-8-17 SHORT HILLS: We had a nice rain two days ago, I think it was the remnant of hurricane Harvey. The new roof apparently worked well. The roofers were supposed to come back today to finish the interior work under the new skylights, but they canceled. I used to have a rule—never pay in full until the job is completely finished—which I failed to follow.
I have continued weeding and pruning in the yard. There’s always something else to do. The house will be painted in a few weeks, and I will have to trim the foundation plants for the workers access to sand and then paint.
The indoor plants have come back inside after their summer vacations outside. The Autumnal Equinox is two weeks away.
Butterfly weed, Asclepias tuberosa, has plenty of buds yet to open.
Caryopteris is drawing lots of bumblebees.
Butterfly bush sans butterflies.
The new roof and peeling paint. The new color will be a slightly lighter gray.