It's time for a garden post because, after last night's
showers, we awoke early this morning to a refreshed view
from the windows. We decided, after breakfast, to put
in a few hours of work pruning, pulling out weeds,
overgrown ivy and periwinkle, digging out a couple of dead
plants, and cutting back the old climbing roses along the
back fence - their trellis needs replacing - and they were
just not flowering well the past two seasons.
The Peace Rose has blooms again, it never fails
to amaze me.
Before doing all that, once the sun was shining and things
were drying off, I grabbed a camera and took some pics of
freshly washed flowers and pumpkins.
I must tell you, I had nary a bloom on my hydrangeas this
past Spring and Summer - due apparently to our unusually
cold Winter for this southern area. Now here it is Autumn,
and this bush is blooming quite profusely, beautiful blues,
some already turning a pinkish-mauve soon to be cut for
drying and decorating indoors.
This is my yellow pumpkin, note it's not an
orange one! It reminds me of a lovely sunset.
I do love the Autumn garden - until the leaves
start falling and all that raking and blowing
becomes hard work.
It's still warm, so until then I will enjoy taking tea
on the front porch, watching the birds at the
feeder - today there were cardinals, chickadees and
bluebirds - surrounded by Nature's lovely colors.