Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Beautiful Autumn

Sharing a little fall I've been enjoying lately before
I begin decorating for the holidays. I can hardly believe 
that Thanksgiving is next week and the family will all be here
enjoying each other's company and over-indulging on pies😆 

 gathered-garden gifts

rose hips,oak leaves, and crabapples

I love the red leaf roses and I have them everywhere.
I enjoy them most when Fall comes to the garden.
Their hips turn from an auburn color to a bright red when the weather 
turns cooler and then turn more orange as their 
leaves turn from red to green to yellow, and then to orange.

The Limelight hydrangeas as they blush with pink in the cooler weather

Brandywine crabapple

Below is the Golden Raindrops crabapple fruit still hanging on the tree.
It's little apples are usually the first eaten by the birds that come in flocks
in late October, but for some reason, when they flew into the garden
they devoured the snowdrift crabapple fruit that grows right next to it instead and
left it for another flock of birds sure to come later. 

Snowdrift crabapples turn from green to orange in the fall
before it's foliage turns a pretty autumn gold

Centurion crabapple

Hallward's Silver spirea shrub

Weeping birch

I have shared a little more Fall color on the garden blog too.

I wish everyone a lovely Thanksgiving holiday!!!
sending hugs to you all!

Friday, September 29, 2017


Remember me????
I have a lot of excuses about why I dropped off the edge of Blogland,
but not one of them is very good,
so I'll just say that I felt like doing a post today 😍💕
Thank you to all who have messaged me to see if everything was fine.
It is!
Every time I would think about doing a post, I would just go blank.
I had a lot of pics to share, but no words to go with them, so I would just go
post them on Instagram instead.
Today, I decided these pics are getting so old that I had better share them before
another months rolls by.

I thought this little teacup full of apple blossoms and lily of the valley was a good opener.

Then the lilacs bloomed

...and peonies

I have to share a couple of photos of the crabapples in bloom.
I wait and wait for them to bloom and fill the air with their scent.

This next crabapple tree is Snowdrift.
Pure white blossoms totally cover this tree ever year.
The scent of them is absolutely amazing!
I think when it's in the bud stage it looks like it's covered in bubble gum😍

the weeping Red Jade


I love the little Ballerina roses

a few of the summer roses

If you've made it all the way to the end of this very picture laden post,
then thank you very much! I
I have so much more to share, but must save it for another day.

I've missed you  all so much and hoping that all my wonderful friends
are well and safe from the devastating storms and quakes of late.