Sunday, October 31, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
I have two volunteer maples that I didn't get trimmed away from my mock orange bush. They are the only thing in the yard this year that have great yellow colored leaves.
The mums that I planted late spring have really proven themselves as winners both in blooms and in color.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
I think I need both, stronger shoulders and also a patent on my being. There should only be one of me for sure for the safety of this country.
Two more jars from the garage. I couldn't throw them away that day. The Atlas Mason jar advertises it has stronger shoulders on their jar and the patent is proudly shown as being received on Nov. 30, 1868 on the Mason jar. I was amazed by both of these blue bottles.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
The foliage on my three different clumps of sedum were wonderful most of the summer, then they all slumped to the ground. The blooms were plenty but oh so pathetic. You can see what they looked like in the right side of this photo. But two late sprouts came out with just the right look. So I photographed one and enlarged it so you can see what they all should have looked like this fall. I am grateful for this little sprout.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
My geranium plants in the window box planter have not been outstanding bloomers. I keep getting leaves that are fading now and the minimal blooms as seen below.
The planter sits almost shoulder high on a shelf on the fence so I keep taking these side views of the plant for you to see. This is actually an almost orange flower.
Monday, October 18, 2010
We support a husband and wife, the Holte's, who are missionary workers in Swaziland. They live in a dangerous land and are doing wonderful work with Children Cup ministry. Children are getting one good meal a day, and a few hours of instruction to learn to read and write.
We had a meal with them a month ago when they were on a month furlough and this lion was a gift to us. We have other wooden sculptures from Africa but none that are this big.
Thanks for stopping by.............
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
It was a very bad year for my tomatoes. They didn't like all the rain and they didn't have enough heat to make them grow big. I had a variety of seed that I had started from my leftover box of seeds. The only new ones were the grape shaped tomatoes, which were actually an heirloom variety that I picked up at a building store. I think it came from the seed savers in northern Iowa. The banana peppers were not successful either as I only harvested about five peppers from two plants.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
I may put a little polish on this to see if it will look a little better. I found it where it had fallen behind a workbench. It belonged to my second oldest brother who was in the Murray High School band, back in 1957. It has some broken tubes so it will probably never play in the band again.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
The morning glory vines keep blooming but when the blue ones fold up, the red pigment shows up. I don't understand it but I caught one that was in the process of turning magenta. I know it is an insignificant flower, but I bet there are botany scientists who have studied them and know why they do this and also why they can have blue and pink flowers on the same vine.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
I have enjoyed these petunias all summer. They have been perfectly bad as a plant in a pot, but they have draped over the side in great bunches of color. I have to be honest that the camera created this color of blue from a blue purple color. It is a wonderful color.
Friday, October 8, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Soames Harbor, Maine
As one travels around the Mt. Desert Island in Maine you come across an area where an almost natural harbor exist. It is a deep inlet that has had some man made peninsula of rocks placed in the opening to help cut down the ocean's wave action. It would be difficult to dock your boat anywhere along the ocean shore unless there was a natural inlet like this.