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~”Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”  ~Albert Camus



I hate to admit it but  the last couple of frosts did most of my garden in. 

There are a few random survivors,

but mostly it’s gone



 Time to clean it all up. 

 Call it a year. 

   Live from the memories.   

Live for the possibilities of next years’ gardens.  

One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides.  ~W.E. Johns











 ~”Fiery colors begin their yearly conquest of the hills, propelled by the autumn winds. Fall is the artist. ” ~unknown




The view of the park that is across the street from my house was magnificent yesterday during sunset. 

 The trees were glowing with the reflecting light of the sun. 

The setting sun made the shadows  long and deep.

It was  pretty,

but pictures can’t do it justice.




~October’s poplars are flaming torches lighting the way to winter.  ~Nova BairClick to see the rules and to take a badge for yourself.
                                                     Scenic Sunday

I took a ride with my son, his wife and their daughter Gracie to see the beautiful October foliage and to get our pumpkins. 

  We were headed to their friend Matt’s house.  He grows pumpkins and sells them in the barn outside of the farmhouse he is remodeling. 

 He has done a magnificent job restoring this very old home and barn. 

 There is pretty much nothing in the barn right now except for pumpkins

and plenty of them. 

 After a look around we easily settled on a few.  There was one imparticular little pumpkin in the patch that we couldn’t resist…

 she’s a keeper.

~”I never met a pumpkin I didn’t like”.~unknown





My garden is trying hard to keep the color alive after finally getting such badly needed rain. 

Flowers are blooming from plants I thought long gone so I am hesitant to clean up my garden just yet. 

 I like to get every bit of life out of those plants before succumbing to the reality that summer is quite over this year. 

 There hasn’t been a hard frost yet to do them all in so I will absorb every bit of enjoyment from all of them that I still can. 

It is a welcome sight to still see some lush color after such drought conditions where everything was parched and dry. 

        ~”Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and “~Carol Bishop Hipps

 Nothing new in my garden this week, just the typical fall flowers, like sedum and mums,

 but there’s plenty of fall colors like the nasturtium and marigolds with their bright orange color.

And speaking of color,

we took a drive and the Leaves seem to have turned over night into the blazing oranges, reds and yellows of autumn.

 There may not be many new blooms,

 but these  Leaves and their colors can certainly brightened anyone’s day. 


~”Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”  ~Albert Camus                         

                          Scenic SundayClick to see the rules and to take a badge for yourself.



“I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house.�
So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air.”~Nathaniel Hawthorne

 On a drive to see the autumn leaves,

we came across an old abandon  house. 

Although it was run down,

 the red front door paint was still vivid and eye catching. 

To me, red never gets old!

 ~”It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life. ” ~P.D. James