Sunday, September 23, 2007
IT'S FALL (sigh)
For several weeks, whenever I visited one of my favorite blogs and saw pumpkins, I quickly hit the “back arrow”.
I was still in Summer mode. I was not in the mood to be reminded of what was coming. There were still black-eyed Susans and moonflowers galore in my garden. Ripe tomatoes and basil were available for the picking. Fall? No way!
Now, after a few nights of 50 degree temperature, I’ll admit it… Fall is here.
When the Fabulous Fifi posted gourds yesterday, I knew it was time! I know lots of folks love Autumn but I must confess it’s not my favorite season.
While YOU see leaves turning gorgeous colors, I see the end of gardening season.
While YOU see a chance to decorate for Halloween, I see heating bills on the horizon.
Gourds, on the other hand, make me smile.
My friend Bonnie owns a wonderful nursery, Heather Hill Gardens in Fairfax Station, Virginia. I recently snapped photos of her Fall displays, knowing sooner or later, I would give in and admit Fall had arrived.
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Want to see some more nifty autumn ideas? Take a trip to Missouri and visit Pat at Back Porch Musings, then head west to California and stop by Rosemary’s place at Roses Petite Maison.