Toni Leland's News for July

The fireworks are history and the hot weather has arrived in Connecticut. For me, this is a great time to settle into my air-conditioned office and get some serious work done. Stay tuned – a lot of great stories are on the schedule for the next issues of Aspire and Sound & Country.

Warm weather and gorgeous gardens are a big attraction to the critters, both good and bad. The subject of "Toni's Garden" in this month's Norwich Magazine is the pests we don't want in the garden. Find out what's bugging you and how to handle it.

The not-so-bad creatures can be a joy. This young fella joined me one morning, probably to eat my roses, but we ended up having a nice conversation before he ambled off to someone else's garden.

Yearling buck 2016