Fall Arrives!

At long last, summer appears to be over.  The cool crisp air of Autumn is arriving….we even had  a few rainy days!  Everything seems to be breathing a sigh of relief.  The few things left in the gardens are very happy!

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It was joy to walk around the gardens and see that so many things have survived this hot dry summer.  And now with the cooler weather, they are in their glory.  

img_5732Sedum…a last feast for the bees.

img_5724Though this little guy seems happy with the marigolds as well.

img_5733This butterfly weed’s seed pods are opening.  Hopefully lots of seeds will find a safe place to rest for the winter and new plants will come up in the Spring!


The greenhouse is empty now..but for the marigolds in front.

img_5727The morning glories continue to grow..the arch is weighted down by the heavy vines!  What an amazing plant!

I even found some volunteer gourds growing with the chard and the kale.

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Time for some Fall decorations!  I headed up to the farm stands to get a few more things.

img_5743Gourds!  I just love them.  Such interesting shapes and colors.

img_5712Indian corn and pumpkins and gourds make a lovely window box.  

img_5713Mums, of course, by the door..with a pumpkin.

img_5720A couple more Mums out by my bench.

img_5715A smaller window box.  I am sure the hungry chipmunks and squirrels will feast on it all eventually, but for now it is just nice to have some color!

The trees are only just beginning to turn…their show will continue in the coming weeks as New England has one more burst of beauty…before winter descends.

img_5729The winterberry will be ready.  The red berries are just waiting for the leaves to drop….Then the berries stand out and are absolutely stunning against a winter sky!  

Nature never ceases to amaze!


About patti

I am a retired kindergarten teacher, tending a new kind of garden now, raising chickens and exploring permaculture. I live with my husband, Bill, my beloved dog, Fergus and my cat, Mighty Merlin. We have a small cottage and a tiny bit of land called Brookwood Shire. It is our sanctuary.
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3 Responses to Fall Arrives!

  1. joanne gregoire says:

    Your windowboxes are just beautiful. I love your decorating style! Selfishly, I’m glad you are here still.

  2. Anne Wilson says:

    Your window boxes are absolutely beautiful. We drove past your cottage in Rossinver a couple of weeks ago on our way to Apple day at the Organic Centre, it looks very sweet, will you lovely cat be OK with that road though?

    • patti says:

      Thanks Anne. Our cat will be fine as he is an indoor cat. He was a stray..probably feral, found outside on a very cold night when he was only 3 wks old. He has NO interest in the outside. Enjoys watching the world from a sunny window or curling up near a wood stove. But thanks for your concern.

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