Oct 20, 2014

Rainy Monday...

We are not early morning people
or dogs,
here at my house....
 


but,
the girls take lazy
 to a whole new level...
 


Iris would
stay in bed until noon...
 
if
 I didn't chase her out...
 

 
on this rainy Monday Morning...
 
when I finally evicted them
from the bed...
 
they piled on Randy
for some extra Zzzzzz's...
 
A dogs life,
not too shabby...
 
I hope your week is off to a good start!

Oct 2, 2014

Pumpkin Pickin' Time...

When we bought this house
we had a big half acre of nothing,
not a plant in sight...
 
so, the first Summer I decided to grow
a Pumpkin Patch,
and let it sprawl everywhere,
it was so much fun that
since them I have always
grown a little patch...
 
here are some links to years past...
 
at the end of the post
I'll include a pic of my first harvest...
 
 
this year
I simplified and grew a small patch of
Casper White Pumpkins...








 
I hollowed one out
and tucked in a glass votive jar
for a bouquet of...
 
Mary Roses
Dusty Miller
 Alyssum
and
White Phlox
 


 
I am eager
to try my hand
 at some Pumpkin Crafts this weekend...
 
I've seen so many beautiful ideas
 on Blogs and Pinterset,
the hardest part may be deciding which to choose!
 

 
 
 
 
as promised...
here is a pic of my first Pumpkin Patch,
taken with a point and shoot camera,
many years before blogging!
 
Holly is my Sunshine Dog in the back
and little Twiggy is up front...
they are both gone now,
but, in the blue collar is Berry
he was just a pup then
now he is a sweet old man
of fifteen...
 
Thanks so much for stopping by today....

Oct 1, 2014

Fall Entered the Garden...

Fall announced it's presence
with rain,
lots of rain...
 
after a dry Summer,
we are happily drinking it up...
 
enjoying the hush
rain creates...
 
 
yes,
even the aphids are drinking it up...
 

 
during a sunbreak,
the garden is quenched,
but, tattered...
 


the Fairy Roses
 tumble over...
 


the overgrown Summer garden
has become a tangle...
 
a sweet mess,
I should to begin cutting it down...
 
should...
 


the first leaves
have begun to fall...
 
Daisy keeps busy inspecting each one...
 
 
the Anemone leans into the gazebo,
taking a bit of shelter
from the pounding rains...

 
if you have spent Fall's of the past
here in my garden with me...
 
 you will know,
I am not a "balanced" gardener...
 
I plant for the Spring and Summer,
they are my favorite months...
 

the only notable
plant of Fall interest I keep is
Beauty Berry...
 
isn't the color fantastic?
 




the Pee Gee Hydrangea
are fading...
 
a soft side of Fall...
 


 
Gertrude Jekyll
 a faithful Rose...
 


 
blooms of the near future
if the weather holds...
 
yes,
more aphids,
the Chickadee's are thrilled
flitting about,
 fattening up for the Winter...
 



 
a little tattered,
a lot treasured...
 
I hope you too
are finding time to Smell the Roses
before they are gone...
 
Thanks for stopping by!