Yesterday Duncan and I strolled around our yard for one last dose of that wonderful mix of summer and autumn. You know, the days when the summer flowers are still blooming, peeking through the leaves…
Those crazy roses are blooming like it's June, and the lantanas are just now at their most beautiful. Throw in some patches of salvia, marigolds, Black-eyes Susans, four o'clocks, mums, and even some straggly impatiens, and we have a crazy quilt of mixed seasons.
The cat watched us from his favorite bench. He's extremely lazy.
Duncan took his new remote-control car out for a test drive through the leaves…
Today is cold and rainy. By tomorrow, the leaves will be mostly on the ground and our first real dose of cold weather will hit. Suddenly, summer and fall are really gone.
I guess I'll have to take down the pumpkin lanterns. I could be really proactive and throw away the real pumpkins before they rot.
But then Dr. H. would miss all the fun of scraping pumpkin goo off the porch.