Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Bye Summer, Welcome Fall ..........

The official beginning of autumn is this afternoon and it is starting to look and feel like fall. We have closed the pool for the summer. It will sit there collecting leaves and water on the cover until next spring. The days are getting shorter, cutting down on time to do outside activities. The mornings are cool and have caused me to put on a sweatshirt jacket several times. I really hate to see summer go. I'm a hot weather person. I love everything about summer. I will miss the afternoons in the pool, spending most of my day outside, and sleeping with all the windows open. I will actually miss the garden and yard work.

Fall is a pretty time of year and it has it's good points. The wildflowers are blooming in the fields. There is a crispness to the air that is missing in the summer. Apples are ripening, pumpkins are getting big, and the last of the summer garden is ready to be harvested.

The mums are blooming in their beautiful fall hues. They add a bit of color and cheerfulness to my porch. I'll soon be putting up more fall decorations. Soon leaves will be turning and the woods will be transformed from green to myriad shades of red, yellow, orange and brown.

So, I will miss summer, but I will welcome fall and enjoy it's unique beauty.


Gilly said...

Our garden is not really an autumn garen! It is just varying shades of green now, with some red berries on the cotoneasters, and still a good show from the begonias on the patio in pots. They will last until the frosts. I'm thinking about getting bulbs to plant for the spring now. I fancy some beautiful tulips (I've been reading the plant catalogues!), the daffodils I lanted last year in troughs should, I hope, come up again next spring.

We haven't really had a decent summer this year, so I hoping for a lovely sunny autumn!

basicliving@backtobasicliving.com said...

I'm with you - I am a hot weather person and love everything about summer! Fall is beautiful - but I find myself already looking forward to next summer. Your mums and black eyed susans are beautiful!

sweetflutterbys3 said...

I love fall. It's my favorite time of year. Better sleeping, soups and chilis, and smores over the fire!

Lovely pictures!

I noticed your reading list. I read a lot of Dean Koontz too. Great imagination he has.

Snappy Di said...

HI!! Where are you in Virginia?? We are having a bloggers get together today here in Roanoke at noon at the Frank's Pizza on the alt 220 out in Botetourt County. If you are close enuf throw on a sweater or raincoat and join us. OTHERWISE, will see that you get an invite to one on October...... Nice to meet you!

The Blue Ridge Gal