Sunday, September 21, 2008

"SIGNS OF FALL"

The caterpillar does all the work but the butterfly gets all the publicity. ~Attributed to George Carlin

All the signs are there, it is almost Fall. The days have been just beautiful.Cool mornings and beautiful Afternoons. As I worked in the gardens getting them ready for winter I found a few signs that fall are diffidently here...


This cute little Caterpillar climbing up one of the
Chinese Lanterns I just cut.
I decided not to bring him in with me...














A brand spanking new Monarch Butterfly, so new it wasn't able to fly. I still have 2 more that haven't hatched yet... The color is just so vibrant...



UPDATE...
as I was setting here typing I heard Tom yell, bring the camera..
He was getting ready to dump the stuff I just put in the cart and found this. The other Monarch, drying it's wings too. So we picked it up and moved it over with the other one...

Tom getting it moved...









Here they are together, I was so excited to see them both....



This is our brush pile...At least Tom thought it was...
Until this little volunteer came up this summer and has now covered the top of it...

It looks like it has hair...

The blooms are so bright...




I had no idea what kind of gourds they were but they are great.....


This one really says fall...The Sedum is in full bloom and getting more burgundy by the day. This one has really gotten big this year....


Well I hope you all have enjoyed the walk through the fall gardens. Have a great week and I will talk to you in a few days...

Have a good one...

Lynn

3 comments:

Cynthia said...

Hi Lynn, I am so happy to have found your site. I am in north-central West Virginia and looking for advice on something to buy my mom for her birthday to plant now. Something that is either a shrub to enjoy now or bulbs that will come up later. (I couldn't figure out how to email you privately -- sorry.) I'd appreciate any recommendations you could share. My mom lives in Masontown, Preston County, if you need to know a little more about the climate. Thanks in advance!

Lynn said...

Cynthia,
A burning bush would be great it really turnes red in the fall. Nice easy to grow shrub...
Any garden center should have them.
Day Lilys are great Stella Doras will bloom all summer and you can plant now..
Google them to see pictures...

Cynthia said...

Lynn, Thanks so much for the advice! I have a burning bush in my yard and you're right that it's hardy and easy -- we live in Terra Alta.
I loved your Shutterfly cookbook! The photography was quite good and the colors you chose for the pages was complementary to the dish's food styling. I would like to do something like that some day. Please think about being a guest blogger at my site, Good Press. You'd just have to write a little about one of your favorite dishes and share the recipe. I'm reachable by e-mail at iritnus@gmail.com.