Where to begin.....fall has arrived, leaves are changing colour and quite a few have already fallen. I commented to himself yesterday on the beautiful sweet smell coming from the earth this time of year. We've had wonderful weather this past week or so. Some days it's been like the height of summer with lots of sunshine and warm temperatures. I'm trying to get most of the perennials cut back which will save me some work in the spring. It's such a big job with wheelbarrows being filled and back breaking from bending over. I figure that you have to love gardening to put yourself through this. I've also had to move a pile of Lavender, Sage and Hyssop to better prepared areas. I've been mixing seaweed, leaves and soil with a bit of wood ash thrown in to use in the spring. I've emptied most of the pots so will soon have to put them away for the winter along with storing the garden ornaments.
I've had a new deck and steps built on the front of the house as the old one had started to rot. This one is a bit bigger and I'm really pleased with it. I've painted the railings and stained the floor of it, a job I don't like doing at all. Never the less, it's finished now.
As for himself, since the last trip to hospital with congestive heart failure once again, about a month ago, he's been doing well. He's had most of his medication changed and it seems like that did the trick. He's looking and sounding much more like his old self.
Little Tommy is growing up. Looking more adult now even though he thinks he's a big boy, he's still a baby. He's a darling.
A few pictures:
Some last blooms.
Looking through window in the darkness.
The Rowan Trees, (we call them Dogberry Trees), are laden down with berries this year.
And, one more of the baby. Cuddled into his teddy.