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The summer hung on past the usual dates, but even though the trees aren't turning much yet, it seems Autumn is coming for real. For real means a frost which will kill the garden and the annuals. So, I walked around and took some pics.

It is chilly out, so I didn't stay long. Might go back out later on if temps reach the predictions.

Yesterday, Trent and the husband moved in the rosemary and the jade,

both of which seemed to have grown to monstrous proportions

during the recent wet hot months. I potted up the last of the succulents to give to daughter no. 1, who has decided to become a plant person at last. Will deliver them to her this afternoon plus some of the late season tomatoes.

While it wasn't much of a summer for swimming, I did enjoy the lower temps. We had a lot of rain that helped with the watering chores, and a decent amount of garden produce. The rain seemed to create this immense upward growth of all the plants and it was and remains quite lush. The trees are happy. Not giving up many leaves yet. The squirrels are ecstatic to have so many nuts.

Today might be the day to pick all the green tomatoes and bring them in to ripen and rain is forecast right before the frost and seriously, I do not want to be out there in the rain picking tomatoes.

I made a really righteous pie from the pears off our tree plus some cranberries and a crumble topping. I have to brag on myself on this one. The British Baking folks would not grumble about a soggy bottom crust lol.

On October 6, (incidentially the 100th anniversary of my mother's birth) I remembered to change the month on the calendar. I told the kids I was trying to hold back time.

I am reading a couple of books, Caleb Carr's, "The Angel of Darkness." Did not realize he had written a sequel to "The Alienist" until I watched the show on TV. It is a 700 page book with tiny print, so it is going slowly. My other reading option is "The Life of Objects" by Susanna Moore set in Berlin in 1938. I'm barely into to it, but expect it go quickly when I read more.

The rue is beautiful.

The geraniums are blooming again, an unexpected gift.

And a sketch-


( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 9th, 2019 04:43 pm (UTC)
I love your salt lamp! I have one that is a pyramid. ^-^

Such a beautiful photo of you!! I think photos of people laughing are always my favourites. ^-^

Oct. 10th, 2019 12:36 pm (UTC)
I have 3 salt lamps, various shapes and sizes. Don't know if they do anything great for my health, but love the glow.
Oct. 10th, 2019 02:50 pm (UTC)
If you enjoy them, and find them calming, then that is doing something for your health? :)
Oct. 10th, 2019 03:36 pm (UTC)
Good point<3
Oct. 10th, 2019 03:39 pm (UTC)
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Oct. 9th, 2019 07:01 pm (UTC)
Love all these photos and updates. Gives me such warm fuzzies.

That pie sounds amazing.
Oct. 10th, 2019 12:34 pm (UTC)
The pie was great, I had always sliced pears before, but read that it us best to cut in chunks, like that much better.
Oct. 10th, 2019 09:49 am (UTC)
You're a good gardener to got your rosemary and other plants growing like that. Old Flame put green house mesh over my garden and killed my rosemary :( It likes more light than that.

That pie looks yummy!

Nice photo of you. I was late with my calendar this month, too.

Nice sketch!

Oct. 10th, 2019 12:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks and thanks again. I think my plants thrive on neglect lol
Oct. 10th, 2019 03:12 pm (UTC)
You know summer’s over when the houseplants come in!

I love your laughing portrait. And your drawing. :-)
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