"How silently they tumble down
And come to rest upon the ground
To lay a carpet, rich and rare,
Beneath the trees without a care,
Content to sleep, their work well done,
Colors gleaming in the sun.
Until they nearly reach the sky.
Twisting, turning through the air
Till all the trees stand stark and bare.
Exhausted, drop to earth below
To wait, like children, for the snow."
Well maybe not all of them are gone but they are sure
All that seem to remain are the mighty Oak leaves
and a few stragglers hanging on.
I spent four hours raking and mowing Monday
and got about half done. With the rain yesterday and
last night the rest of the leaves fell and you cannot tell
I was even in the yard. ;-)
Oh, well I need the exercise anyway and what better
thing to do on a mild sunny day.
All of the little spooks and goblins will be coming Thursday
evening. I tried to make the kitten that grew in my flower
beds to look scary for a Halloween posting but it was just no use.
Who could call this
one scary with those little eyes peering up at you.
Dwarf Iris bulbs have arrived to force this Winter and
some tulip bulbs are already in the fridge to get their cooling
down period. A fellow blogger said that the Iris reticulata did not
have to have a cold period so I had to get some 'Blue Harmony'
to give it a try at least once.
See what you started ----. You will remain nameless but you
know who you are. ;-)
After throwing out the Paper Whites last Winter because of the
strong smell I won't be trying to force those again.
Also as a winter project some more Gloxinia seeds
were sown and some new variegated African Violet leaves
are coming to start some new plants. (That is my hope anyway)
The Poinsettia was brought in and I am trying to get it to set
on some red color which I am told is very hard to accomplish. It
will no doubt be thrown out then as another fail experiment.
The osteospermum was raided for some branch ends to start.
I was shocked, but now I do not know why it surprised me, that
the deers had finally got up the nerve to come right up to the house
and munch on it and my anemones. Good thing I got those
pictures before they went on an eating frenzy.
I thought they were deer proof !
They are eating everything now that shows the color green.
All deer hunters please come to my house this November.
The new Gardening and seed catalogs are starting to come in
the mail now already to tempt me for gardening this
Winter and next Spring. They will come in handy on a rainy,
" The house is clean". ;-)
Happy Gardening and Have a Safe