Where have I been, you ask?
Why, playing nurse for my sweetie, of course! He had surgery on his arm this week, to reattach his bicep tendon to his elbow.
How did he injure it, you ask?
Why, trying to lift his tractor, of course!
The silly things men do!
So, I've been a bit busy tending to his needs....and my own. But I wanted to pop in and give you a peek at the gardens in late October.
Because this is happening.
Yup, you got that right - the mountain top is getting it's first round of snow today. As a matter of fact, it has already begun.
So, I grabbed the camera yesterday and snapped some shots of what's happening on the property these days. I know a lot of you are just getting into your fall season, but for us, it's pretty much done. Oddly enough, there are still a few flowers hanging on, despite a few nights in the mid twenties already!
The basket by the kitchen door is still a bright spot on the deck.
As is the hanging basket by the other deck door. It's nice to still have a few flowers to brighten the days!
Especially when you can see the bad weather building up over the mountain and moving in.
The Snapdragons that I planted way back in April are still blooming like mad - the frost certainly didn't damper their spirits!
The Pineapple Sage just started blooming recently and it's absolutely lovely outside my kitchen window.
The Stock that stopped flowering in the heat of the summer started reblooming after a cut-back, once the cooler weather hit. I just love Stock - it's got the most lovely fragrance, and it's such a tough little flower!
The view back towards the house from my little garden cottage - not much color left, but still a glorious sight.
I never did finish all the projects I had planned around my little garden cottage - I guess they are going to have to wait for the spring at this point!
My neigh-bor wants to know why I'm always walking around with either a camera or a cocktail after work!
My property is nothing but a sea of leaves at this point - any volunteers for raking duty?
The bees have bombarded the few flowering plants that are left - including this lone stalk of Goldenrod.
The maple at the front of the house is one of the last trees to change each year - it's glorious when it does, and well worth the wait!
The Cosmos are still putting on a show, much to the delight of the bees....and me.
Oh, that glorious maple!
All of this beauty may be gone by the morning, replaced by another season of wonder.
Meanwhile, there's a fire in the woodstove and the crockpot is full of chicken broth.
It's a very, very good day.