Every day now we have a little adjusting to do. When I open the back door in the morning for the dog, I feel the chill creep in a little faster. The thermometer reads just a little colder each time. The trees are showing a few more bare branches. The frost gets a bit thicker each night. And yesterday we had our first snow. The flakes flew hard for a couple of hours, but thankfully nothing settled on the ground.
My garden still has some flowers struggling to hang onto warmth and sunshine. This miniature rose has been doing amazingly well, and has provided me with teeny tiny blooms all summer and through the fall. We've enjoyed miniature bouquets on the table regularly. I fear this is the last rose of summer, however, and the bugs have certainly made use of its outer petals.
I dried a few of these beauties, but they turn out so tiny, that they completely lose their "rosiness". I'll just have to content myself with enjoying their pretty blooms in the warm months, and look forward to their reappearance next spring.
Clocks have now been turned back an hour, although I take advantage of that and allow myself an extra hour to write and read in peace and quiet :)
Another bloom willing itself to keep going. Notice the buds still developing on the left. I moved this flower at the end of summer and figured it had finished for the season. It seems to like its new spot so well, however, that it came back into bloom and doesn't want to go to sleep just yet. I don't want to see it go either.
And this hardy fellow still keeps forcing out one more flower just when I think it's completely done in. All these shots were taken on Friday. When I see a spot of colour in the garden, I can't resist heading out to see what is blooming now!
I've been very busy with redecorating my kitchen! I don't have any photos to share with you yet, but it's been a long time coming, and it was a lot of work. I still want to paint our dated (faded) oak cupboards. I want to get it all done before Christmas, but from certain comments given by certain people who I thought were going to help me, it seems I'll be doing that portion on my own after all. It's going to take some hard work as I have 24 cupboard doors to refinish. If I don't keep at it though, I know I'll be unhappy not having a completely new look in the kitchen. It was no fun having the living room in a clutter with all the kitchen things stored in there for a couple of weeks while painting walls. Hopefully, refinishing the cupboards won't disrupt us too much ... just keeping sanding dust under control will be the hardest part I think. Wish me luck!
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