I was hoping that freezing temperatures would hold off until November 1. I don’t know why, but to me it makes more sense to end the growing season on November 1 instead of mid-October. But such is life and seasons in the mid-west. And with frost last week and a freeze warning for tonight, it is time to say good-bye and thank you to the beautiful flowers.
Where does the time go? It feels as though it flies by so quickly? It seems like only yesterday that the excitement of the new growing season was upon us.Read More »
This winter in Central Illinois has certainly been strange to say the least and one for the records – literally. We have had a record small amount of moisture (snow) and if I am not mistaken, February has been one of the warmest since records have been kept. And lots of sickness. Colds, flu, fevers, aches and pain. I was not spared. In fact, I just finished my second round of antibiotics to get rid of a nasty sinus infection that followed an equally nasty bout of asthmatic bronchitis. But for the past week I have had a good kind of fever – Spring Fever!! Last Saturday afternoon I worked outside in shorts and a sleeveless top and actually got sunburned! And what was I outside doing? Thinking of flowers of course!
Fall is my favorite season. Even though I know what follows – winter – I can’t help but be energized and inspired by the beauty of fall.
I love fall. The brilliant, vibrant colors, the cool, crisp nip in the air and fall decorating. A couple of weeks ago, I spent some time outside getting ready for fall. Enjoy!