Monday, September 26, 2022
Lacewing and Avocado
This little critter was on our laundry when I picked up the drying rack on Saturday evening to carry it inside from the lawn. I shooed it away and it landed on a nearby buddleia. It's a lacewing, I believe, and I suspect it's not long for this world. The weather is getting chillier by the day. The low was 47º F (8.3º C) just yesterday.
In fact, it seemed cold enough that I brought the avocado tree inside for the winter:
I swear that thing got much bigger during its summer outdoors. Hard to believe that almost exactly 10 years ago, it was just a tiny sprout.
I did some other stuff in the garden, including digging up a climbing rose that seeded itself in a place we don't want it. I always hate to kill a plant but it had to go, and we have several of them. (They've re-seeded elsewhere too.)
I spent almost the whole afternoon on the couch, reading. I'm about halfway through John Irving's "In One Person" now, and I've warmed to it. And that was my Sunday, in a nutshell!