Friday, October 04, 2013

Autumn has Arrived.

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.


Nan and =^..^= said...

Oh, Little Tommy is so adorable!
I love all of the photos you've shared!
We have also been having some beautiful much better than the summer!
So glad to hear Himself is more like himself and I hope it stays that way from now on!
Best wishes!

Anonymous said...

I'm so pleased to know your well and your partner is much improved. I like to think of Autumn, my favourite time of year, as Natures final flourish before Winter takes over and we're all grumbling about heating bills. 😊

Tommy is such a cutie! I wish OH wasn't allergic.


Cicero Sings said...

That little Tommy is way too cute! A keeper. Glad himself is doing better.

Toffeeapple said...

It is so good to hear positive news about your partner, I hope it remains so.

Little Tommy is delightful, as is your garden.

Tricia Ryder said...

How did I miss this!!

Autumn's beginning to appear here too. So glad Himself is back to himself again.. phew!!

And as for Tommy...growing up he may be but he still looks a bundle of kittenish fun :D

Lovely Fall pictures ..... :)

Victoria said...

So glad himself is doing better! Tommy just gets cuter and cuter. Your home looks so cozy and inviting looking through the window. Love the photos of the flowers and the rowan berries!



CatHerder said...

I have not been keeping up with things in a LONG time...just surfed in and read your last couple of posts (i will read them all)...wanted to say hello..cant believe so much time has passed since I have been on the blogs...Great pics..kitty is sooo Guinness is getting huge as well..just turned 2 the anniversary of hurricane Irene!