October 25, 2020

Today is overcast and chilly, definitely the advent of fall.

After church I took my Sunday drive on the Sutter Creek Road ten miles to Volcano. By midday the pale sunshine burned off the cloud cover. Pleasant fall light at 30–35 miles and hour, winding through the pine forests and as the road climbed. The creek bed alongside the road was bone dry.

At home, I transplanted the lewisia from the experimental garden to the succulent garden on the downward edge of the back lawn. The back lawn also needed mowing. High winds came up later in the afternoon, and I changed into a long sleeve shirt.

Today I also cut back the front and back irrigation systems from 20 minutes to 10 minutes, still twice a day. I can spot water the new plants just trying to get established.

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