STITCH LINES...... Ramblings on life as a quilter, stitcher, traveler, photographer, gardener and lover of books, cats and fine chocolate....
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Today was a beautiful day - the sun shone and the temps were very agreeable. It was the perfect day to get some outdoor work done. Three of my five flower beds are now cut down. It's not a job I enjoy. It means cold weather is coming, and I dislike the thought of months indoors with no fresh garden flowers to brighten my day... Plus I still have some things in bloom and I cannot, simply will not, cut them down while they are still blossoming. That would feel like murder! Look at these cheerful faces - could YOU end their lives, and still sleep at night? (I have a hard enough time getting a good night's sleep without murder on my conscience!!) Of course I'm being silly, but I just can't chop something down when it's in full bloom. So I still have pink and purple asters standing, along with cosmos, Japanese anemones, Japanese toad lilies, cleome and sedum. I'm sure we will have a hard frost before much longer and they will be touched. But for now, I thought you might like to see a little fall colour of another colour - pink is the word of the day! At right and the first two below are Cosmos, the last two are Japanese Anemone. I'll save the glorious fall yellows, oranges and reds of the maples for another post.... (Yes, I admit it, I'm still clinging to summer)
"Then summer fades and passes and October comes. We'll smell smoke then, and feel an unexpected sharpness. a thrill of nervousness, swift elation, a sense of sadness and departure." ~ Thomas Wolfe