Can you feel the crisp difference in the air? Smell the wood smoke from far away fires, see the golden light draping through the trees? I do believe autumn is about to step forward and gently guide us to cooler weather. I so love this time of year. It has been a long hot summer here in the South and I am looking forward to getting the house ready for fall activities. I have already brought out my knitting and I am also learning to crochet. I have been busy in the kitchen already cooking up comforts for the up-coming season; breads, stews, cakes and such. I haven't been posting so much as of late. As most of you know, I have been traveling most of the summer. Here are just a few photograph's of the garden:
My favorite white double Begonia, sitting on the table under the pergola. I try to save most of my flowers and plants from year to year. These come in for the winter: Bay Laurel, Geraniums, Ferns, Begonia's, and Oleander's. Do any of you bring your flowers in to save?
I have hanging baskets and window baskets around the back of the sun porch. All overflowing with pink, lavender and white flowers. I love to paint out here in the early mornings or late afternoons. Even with two ceiling fans it gets very hot by mid-day.
I do hope to post more now that I have my computer back in order and I am home again! I miss blog land so much. I will post a recipe next week that will definitely put you all in the fall frame of mind! I hope you all have a most wonderful weekend and have fun getting ready for your fall activities!
All those golden autumn days the sky was full of wings. Wings beating low over the blue water of Silver Lake, wings beating high in the blue air far above it . . . bearing them all away to the green fields in the South.
-- Laura Ingalls Wilder