Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Autumn hangs around longer than usual.



This weekend last, the Saturday was a cold 38 degrees but the sun was as brilliant as ever.  When it was suggested that we use some time to put the lawn furniture away I was more inclined to remain inside and read.  For some unseen reason I decided that some fresh, brisk, bracing autumn air was just the thing I needed, I headed outside and did a good afternoons work.  All the furniture got brushed and stored.  I pruned the holly and butchered the forsythia; the one in back by the compost heap,the one on main street just got trimmed away from the wall of the house.  Could have left it for a few weeks just for the Halloween sound effects it creates on nights with full moon and full breezes.

Sunday Morning greeted us with 39 degrees and rain: so glad we got so much done the day before.  A good day to stay in and read, after changing the furnace filter, and closing the cellar windows.

Even with the cold and rainy weather of late, we've yet to have a killing frost.  So D. is still harvesting green/red peppers fresh from the garden for her daily omelet.  The rutabagas are still unharvested, there is one huge cabbage waiting patiently to be brought in to the root cellar as well are the carrots.  And the marigolds continue to bless the eyes with a profusion of Mexican color.

I think I can get used to this work a month off a month routine but alas when I return on 6 Dec. It'll be continuous 'til next fall, or late summer at least.

Had a little self induced scare over the weekend inviting a visit to the Dr. yesterday.  He allayed my fears and gave me a clean bill.  Cool!

Ta ta; off to the shower.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Churlita said...

Beautiful pics. I hope you're okay. I'm still getting tomatoes from my garden. I can't believe how close to November we are and still no big frost.

4:33 PM  
Blogger Jingle Poetry said...

these images are stunning,

11:24 PM  
Blogger Jingle Poetry said...

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11:24 PM  
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