20 September

Back from Kenauk just one week, past five days have been glorious – sunny and clear. Yesterday and today very warm in the afternoon, so lunches on the deck, probably not many more opportunities this year.

A couple of late Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in the garden this afternoon, taking nectar from the canna lilies. Dahlia Thomas Edison has two wonderful flowers on it at last – deep purple. All the other dahlias still blooming well.