19 October, 2010

The Colors of Fall

There's more to the changing colors of fall than the leaves on the trees. I spent Saturday potting up mums and pansies. Out with the once-vibrant (now spent and leggy) annuals and in with the lush, cool weather bloomers. It was back breaking work. I potted up a total of one dozen planters between the front porch and the patio, plus I hauled countless wheelbarrow loads of debris (plants, foliage, nutrient-depleted soil) back to the woods. This time of year is energizing to me. I'm ready for the change of seasons now, as well as the changing colors... bring it on! But, seriously, what's up with ALL THE ACORNS this year? Anyone in need of an oak tree 'starter'? Send me your address, I have a few (million) to spare!
Life is Good!

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12 comments:

Mary Lou Casada said...

Beautiful deck, Mrs. G! I'm so jealous of your energy! LOL Good thing my mums are perennials -- they are huge mounds of orange, yellow and burgundy yo-yos (Of course I see a quilt in them! LOL). Would take you up on the acorn offer, but I have 4 fledgling oaks in the yard already. :-) They're small, but it's just a matter of time before the rain (of acorns) comes to us!
Blessings,
Mary Lou

Karen Newman Fridy said...

Goodness...you weren't kidding about the acorns! Bet Hannes will love watching the squirrels come...

paula, the quilter said...

The parking lot I use during the day at work borders on a private house. There is a walnut tree in the back yard. This year is the year for the nuts. When they fall and hit the top of your car it dents it like hail. No one parks on that side of the lot right now. I wonder why? *smile*

Barb said...

Just beautiful....when coming to Texas yesterday, I noticed all of the wonderful fall flowers...miss that in Samoa.

Nane said...

Yep it sounds like a popcorn popper as we drive in our driveway at the cabin. I like planting the fall flowers as well, knowing those little pansies will settle in for the winter. Hope the deer leave them alone!

Aliene said...

Don't need an oak tree. Have plenty.
Also pine trees with the cones falling. That's our music at night.
Pine cones and acorns falling.

Quilt Hollow said...

Have you noticed the the acorns are more so this year than any? We too have plenty to share! In fact, one of the trees on the side yard was so full when they were still green that it snapped...boy was that limb heavy. :-) Hugs girl! Enjoy the day!!

Domestic Designer said...

I love all the fall plants! We have an over abundance of acorns too....wonder what that means?
DD

StitchinByTheLake said...

My grandmother used to say when there were lots of acorns it would be a hard winter. Not sure how true that is but it's worth watching. blessings, marlene

OhQuilter said...

I was so proud of purchasing one big yellow mum and one small rust mum and one pumpkin (to put in front of the pots to hide the fact that I was leaving them in the purchased plastic pots) from Kroger for my front step. Until I read this post!! I guess I will always be the gardening minimalist!! Bet they are all beautiful!

Carrie P. said...

I don't know if this is true or not but I had heard that it means we will have a bad winter. (acorns)
I love the fall too. We went up to Doughton Park last weekend. The leaves were not as pretty as I have seen in the past but it was a beautiful day.

Robin said...

Seriously, I would LOVE to start a normal oak tree. We seem to have an abundance of those strange Live Oaks. I'm originally from PA and these Live Oaks are just weird to me...