Yaah! It's Saturday. Here I am settled with the good ole cup of coffee again and anxious for my visit with GG. Been thinking about what I love this time of year. So here goes. I love: The angle of the sunshine in the Fall- the crunch of the leaves under foot- the surprise blossoms as the weather starts to cool- the fall display of hay bales etc in front of homes- everybody coming back to church after summer vacations- grandsons wanting to "help" rake the leaves- Looking at all the glorious color in the trees (especially hickory and maple)- soup! - chili!- the pumpkin sale at the methodist church- the smell of pumpkin bread baking in the oven- the smell of burning leaves(don't get to smell this too much anymore..b/c of burn bans)- sweater weather- knitting and crocheting- watching my fall garden take off- remembering how much my mom loved the fall- walks in the neighborhood- snuggling under the blankets with a good book- the first fire in the fireplace- eating candy sorta guilt free..I mean it's halloween after all! the little chill in the air when going to get the morning paper- and the freedom to enjoy all these things and share with you all! Ya'll have a great day! and get in that dirt! Trish
Yaaah! It's Saturday! I'm settled with my coffee browsing GG. One of my favorite things to do. I just wanted to share this picture of my clematis. It bloomed this past Spring as usual and then left those lovely seed pods afterwards(as usual). What wasn't usual for my little guy was to have a major growth spurt in August and September. It just traveled right up the railing. Then I noticed a bud forming. Oh my gosh, was I excited. I've been watching it like a hawk! Well, 2 days ago this lovely star burst open. Aren't flowers just the best?
Ya'll have a great day! And get in that dirt! Trish p.s. sorry this pic landed in the middle of the blog. I really don't know what I'm doing!
Oct 6, 2010 | 3:03 PM PST
So I stopped by my son's house yesterday for a visit and commented on his fall garden. As we talked he mentioned the sugar snaps. OH NO! The sugar snaps, I forgot to put in sugar snaps!!! Ever since I tasted his a few years ago I've wanted to grow them. I tried last year, but I planted too late in the spring and only harvested a few before the heat got'em. Then I researched and read that they are a cool weather crop and can be planted in the fall. So I had planned to be ready for them this year. Well, after yesterday's reminder, I hopped in the car today and ran to Lowes. I came home armed with my peas and marched out to the garden. I planted the peas all along the fence. I then took my satisfied self up to the water spigot and turned on the sprinkler. Aaaahhhh...the sound of the sprinkler on my babies to be! I then came in and sat down at the computer to read up on "how to grow sugar snap peas". The first thing I read was to plant 6-8 weeks before the first frost. Oh my! I think I'm too late! I quickly googled the first frst date for my area. OCTOBER 25th!!!!! Feelin' real sad right now about my feeble mind letting me down. I'm probably not going to see sugar snaps this year. But I can say I had a lovely afternoon in the dirt, enjoying the warm sunshine on my back and communing with nature and God. Hmmmmm.....may be I've already gotten my harvest! Ya'll have a great day! And get in that dirt! Trish