This weekend is the Backwoods Festival in Thornville,
Ohio. My daughter and I attended to look at all of the
wonderful crafts that can be found there.
This was our third year attending the Festival and we
were not disappointed. We came home with a few goodies
in bags. I usually pick up some Indian corn for decorating.
They tell me if you cut or score the skin of the pumpkin by
scratching a name or message, etc. into it, that
when it heals it scars over and the message grows with
There were so many Mums for sale there but we had our
arms filled and the car was way down in the field somewhere
and our arms were full.
We have to memorize a landmark near the location we park
to find our way pack to the car when we go somewhere. LOL!
And those keys that make the lights flash and the horns honk
to help you find your car are life savers. LOL!
Re-enactors are dressed in period clothing in one section
of the festival.I have decided I would never have made
it as a pioneer woman. My family is glad also because
cooking over an open fire would have meant starvation for
them not to mention most likely burning the house down.
New this year was the Tin Man in the picture.
I did not run into Toto, Dorothy or the friendly
old lion but….
the Scarecrow was there to point the way into the crafting
area. I would have liked to bring him home and stand him
in front of the garage for Fall decorating. LOL!
Meanwhile back at the house the only Fall decorating
that I have done is put out a few things on the bookcase.
Those three tiny orange pumpkins came from my big
pumpkin patch before the vines died. LOL!
No wheel borrow needed to bring them to the house.
I found this quote just for Balisha and myself…
"I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house.
So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne -
After finally getting some cosmos to grow for me I am just
excited to have them, even if they are a little late
The pelargonium's are still giving me some color.
This is Red Ice geranium.
The Torenia or Wishbone flowers are still blooming
in the shady garden bed beside the house.
A small half priced Pink Lady hellebore was planted
The Forever Dwarf Pink hydrangea blooms are changing
to Fall colors. They went from pink to green and now
are rusty orange colored.
The phlox blooms are fading fast now.
This Red Spotted Purple butterfly posed just long
enough for me to get one picture.
Apparently the smell of Deer repellant does not
bother it or did it. LOL!
While my daughter and I were on our walk Wednesday
afternoon I spotted these berries and Fall leaves on a bush.
A sign of what is to come I am afraid.
Everyone Have a Great Weekend !!
@ Happy Gardening,