Friday, October 2, 2009

Fall is here

It has been a busy week packing and shipping out boxes of Fiskar goodies to my friends which is why I haven't been on the computer much. Plus the weather has changed and we had one night with a frost and the next night with a freeze. Some of my flowers survived but most took a big hit between that and the HIGH winds we had one day. The wind tore the rest of my canopy on my swing right off (earlier storm started it) and also pulled out my gorgeous butterfly screen that I had in my garden so you can imagine how strong those winds were. All the really tall spider plants were also destroyed. But you know we had a nice September with temps in the 70's and it couldn't last forever.

The temps now are only in the 50's and we are finally getting the rain that I have been waiting patiently for weeks. It is in the forecast for most of the next week so it will be a good time to be doing some inside stuff this week. Luckily we have all that wood stacked and stored as we do have our wood stove going right now!

My favorite part of fall is waiting for the leaves to change. I love taking a long drive just to see all the gorgeous colors at this time of the year. Normally we do it this week-end when we take a drive to Eagle River for their annual Cranberry Fest but if it's going to rain and be in the low 50's I think I can skip this fun craft show this year.

Have a great week-end all and enjoy the beginning of fall!


rosegarden - Laura Fiskateer 5939 said...

Louise, the maples are already changing here in Michigan. I walk across MSU campus and a lot of leaves are dropping without changing this year. Very very strange year

patty w said...

Our weather is just plain yucky ! I was so loving the Autumn weather and then suddenly cold and rainy !

Leaves will be dropping without changing with all this rain and wind.

Your gardens are beautiful Louise, I know how hard it is to watch them fade.

OH Mr. Sun, where are you ?? !

Patty 2832

Lorraine said...

Our trees are slowly changing colors. I'm sure it won't be as spectacular as it is every year but they usually put on a good show. We dug out potatoes today too and it is mighty chilly outside....I'm glad we're done all our garden work for the year except for my flower bed....arghhhhh

Melanie Stanczyk said...

I'm still laughing at your pile of boxes on the post below.

Yes, defiantly COLD here. What happened to summer this year?