IT’S HERE

It arrived over the weekend.

A bit later than the lunar calendar

But you could feel it in the air

Cool

Crisp

Fall

I love this time of year.

Beginning in August

We can hear the high school band

Practicing each morning

Soon after

It’s the sound of the Friday night football crowd.

Shortly after that

The whistle of the train in the park

Is silenced.

It’s the seasonal rhythm

Of the sounds of my backyard.

The change of season

Is also happening

In my garden.

Monarch butterflies

Stop for nectar

On their way home for the winter.

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Others flitter about.

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The roses give us another burst of bloom.

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Praying mantis appear

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Along with some of spring’s lady bugs.

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Dahlias are glorious in this weather.

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And we all know what happens to cockscomb in the fall.

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Basil is reaching for the sky

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Which means it’s pesto making time.

Peppers finally begin to come on

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And speaking of obstinate vegetables

Tomatoes are happy!

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So am I.

Hope you have a happy fall week.

Gail

4 Comments

Filed under Basil, Bugs, Butterflies, cockscomb, Dahlias, Fall, Fall Vegetables, Herbs, Lady Bugs, Peppers, roses, Uncategorized, Vegetables

4 responses to “IT’S HERE

  1. ivana frantz

    I love your blog. For that matter, I love you…..
    always have, dear friend. You are a special person. I have learned to love gardening from you. Thank you for posting your thoughts. Please keep doing it, it always lifts my spirits.

  2. Your garden looks lovely and makes me think I may have to plant some dahlias next year. I’m eating the last of my tomatoes brought in when the garden was put to bed a couple of weeks ago. I’ll miss my garden fresh heirloom tomatoes.

  3. CAROLYN

    Thank you for reminding us to be aware of what is around us,
    you are so right about dahlais, brought orange and red blossoms
    in yesterday to brighten up our family room

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