Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Monday, October 12, 2009

It's creeping up

The mornings are crisp, but not breath stealing cold yet. Trees, and plants are glowing in their fall colors making for beautiful landscapes all along the roads I drive to work.

Holly, and other assorted berry bearing trees and shrubs, have and still are changing into their winter colors. I love to pick and decorate our home with holly during the holiday season.

Yesterday, I spent time in the veggie garden, digging in compost and manure, pulling a few weeds and some of the straggly vegetables, which I knew would not produce much now. The rabbits sure enjoyed the castoff veggies as they were tossed over the fence. No wonder I have semi-tame rabbits hanging around the vegetable garden. *grin*
I have almost finished my fall cleanup of the gardens before the first frost creeps up. I feel one coming on any time now. The thermometer read 37 degrees this morning.


Darla said...

Oh I just had to enlarged that first photo!!! GORGEOUS!!!! love the red grasses!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rosey Pollen said...

Hi Jen,
You have been a busy bee! It seems like you are ready for winter's slam, physically and mentally. I can't wait to see how you decorate with the holly for the holidays.

Greensparrow said...

I shouldn't read blogs in other climates this time of year. 37 this morning? How about 27! But I shouldn't complain -- fall is one of my favorite times of year, and the leaf color has been spectacular so far.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Jennifer, the gardens are about done for now and the big job of getting them cleared and prepared is on. You have been busy. The holly is such a great addition to the landscape for using to decorate. I wish I had room for two.

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

It is just now starting to cool off here. Cold weather should be about six weeks away. Love fall weather.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jennifer~~ It's supposed to rain this week...bummer! But at least this means it won't freeze. Love your fall photos. It really has been beautiful, hasn't it?

Urban Green said...

enchanting colors of fall. what's the shrub in the 3rd picture?

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

We had our first cold night last night but it hasn't frosted yet. Later this week we are supposed drop down to 29 so we'll get it then. I love the holly! -Jackie

keewee said...

Urban Green, the plant in the third picture is a Hydrangea bloom.

tina said...

37 is too cold for me though the weatherman says it is expected to get to 38 this weekend I secretly don't believe him. At least you are ready for winter. Now to rest and not so much gardening, a time I enjoy. Those colors are most beautiful with the red in front. Super contrast.

ryan said...

Winter is coming. A lot of pretty things going on this time of year.