I went out to pick all my flowers the other day, seeing a frost was likely. It is always fun to pick flowers with reckless abandon, bringing in as many as you possibly can. I had enough for many different bouquets.
I'm still working on reorganizing my jewelry drawer and haven't gotten things put away yet.
The peony leaves have turned a beautiful color and make such a nice addition to the bouquets this fall. I love having flowers beside my bed.
Sage has become another favored addition to bouquets. My plants have done very well and there is plenty to pick.
I planted at least 6 varieties of marigolds this year. Some very short and others very tall and leggy. This bunch created their own, elegant display when placed in a vase.
I love the heavy smell of marigolds. It takes me right back to being 7 and collecting the dried seed heads on the marigolds in the cold of autumn with the smell of leaves mingling with the scent of the flowers.
A friend brought this beautiful chrysanthemum to us -- I haven't seen a two-toned one like this before and I just love it!
My tendency is often to look on the bad side of things, but let me leave you with a few "good" things from yesterday:
-- a large buck running through our backyard, very close to the house, complete with a rack of antlers on his head!
-- finding the clothes we needed to for Michael, and realizing we could get another 20% off plus use the $10 off coupon I had.
-- walking in Eagle Creek with Michael
-- knowing that Laura has met the developmental guidelines for 18 months!!!!
--plenty of things to keep me busy and energy to do them