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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Garden Chores

I've spent the last few days enjoying the unseasonably warm weather.
81 degrees on the outside thermometer, perfect for finishing those late Autumn garden chores.
Flower pots and gardening tools have been stacked away in the potting shed, seeds have been gathered from the fading blooms, and perennials mulched to protect against the winter freezes.



"Spring flowers are long since gone.
Summer's bloom hangs limp on every terrace.
The gardener's feet drag a bit on the dusty path and the hinge in his back is full of creaks."-

~Louise Seymour Jones

14 comments:

Sharon said...

It has been great weather, hasn't it? I will take all we can get, November is getting here fast!

Country Gal said...

Lovely photo.
Papa and I did just that this past weekend raked leaves and finished up clearing the gardens and tucked the garden tools away in my potting shed. Have a wonderful eve.

Wayfarin' Stranger said...

Wonderful photograph. Jim

Jeri Landers said...

Well, I know my back is full of CREAKS, I cleaned the barn yesterday.

Betsy said...

What a lovely still life! I'm actually still picking tomatoes! We're cold and night and warm in the day.

Vicki said...

Hasn't the weather been wonderful? I am in Southern Indiana and it was 80 today. My we certainly can't complain can we? Lovely photos....

Mary Lou said...

Time to rest the creaks! I know it's beautiful there.

DJan said...

You are always amazing me with the temperatures you have. That's downright HOT, if you ask me. Wonderful to get all those last minutes chores done.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

And its time to say goodnite to warm days. Its time to thank the shovels and earth for the pleasure they gave this year
love
tweedles
(my song is playing- oh i love it)
sweet dreams

Terry said...

Lovely!
We are expecting a foot of snow.

Denise said...

I'm glad you're having some nice warm weather down there, we've had nice days but not so hot. I've enjoyed them though.

Doc said...

Great post, it reminds me I have some work to do

Snapper II said...

Cheers to next Spring.

Louise said...

I did something very similar this weekend. Only my chores consisted of moving all of my gardening stuff out of the garage and into the storage shed in back. I know it's well on the way to Winter when the care goes back in the garage to live.