Monday, October 10, 2016

This is October?

Have you ever heard that quote that says "I'm glad I live in a world where there are Octobers"? Isn't it just so true? And while I love October, like just about everyone one else in the world, it hasn't felt much like October yet. It doesn't look much like it either.

There are still lots of blooms happening outside. As a matter of fact, some flowers are liking the cool weather enough to put out a fresh crop of blooms. The roses have some velvety blooms to share with me again. It's almost like they heard me talking about replacing them with hydrangeas.

If you think that you've seen these blooms here recently, you probably have. But really, they are worth repeating, wouldn't you say?

After all, they don't have too much longer to shine for me. I may as well give them a little more glory before it gets frosty around here. Frost, that's something of a bad word to me. I don't want to think about it yet.

This time of year is when I go into denial. I'm fairly certain that my garden will just continue to bloom for me for quite some time yet, right? *sigh* But the first frost really does arrive in October, so I guess I'd better face up to it.

There are bulbs to be planted, and containers to empty. The veggies need a big harvest before it's too late. Time to put away some of the garden art.

 But not yet. Let me linger a little longer in my October garden. It makes me smile.