Thursday, 20 August 2015
It has been a week of sadness and happiness mixed. A SIL who had been very ill for some months passed away and that was the sad part. Family came together...my husband's 7 siblings came to support their youngest brother. There were tears and there was also a lot of visiting because they haven't all been together since their mother's funeral and that was quite a long time ago.
Our weather has temporarily turned coolish and we're thankful for that. I brought in the three gourds that were hanging on the trellis. Now it looks like the beginning of Fall decorating!!
I bought these two Fall arrangements in baskets and I tried elevating one on an upside down pot but now I find I don't like that effect so off it will come.
I'm hoping many of the individual plants will make it through the winter and I'll be able to use them in different ways next Spring. The pink tinged grass in the one pot looks suspiciously like invasive ribbon grass. Must remember not to put that into the ground anywhere.
the zinnias are still blooming
and the brown-eyed Susans
and the Rudbeckias.... So many of the late summer/fall blooming flowers are in shades of yellow it seems.
My DDIL was shopping this morning and brought me an early birthday present. The photos for each month are so awesome. I love the annual ritual of transferring all the birthdays and anniversaries over to the next year's calendar. Then I hang it next to the phone in the kitchen/diningroom and that is where every appointment or event is recorded.