Sunday, October 31, 2010

Daisy Surprise

Cleaning up some garden beds over the weekend - and here was a happy surprise. A curly, fringed "crazy daisy" that somehow survived the recent frosts.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Hail, No Snow Yet

There may be snow in the mountains above town, but here in the valley, the white we've seen has been hail...and frost.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Digging Up Spuds

We dug up a few potatoes from the garden beds to make mashed potatoes this week. There are many more to dig this week!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tree Show

I'm sure enjoying my neighbor's maple tree this fall.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

White Glad

The last set of glads to bloom before the big frost.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Last Blast of Color

This is the last one, and it's already been touched by frost.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Critter Suspicions

I suspect a raccoon has been scoping the area under the deck for a home. I guess if these blocks are moved, we'll know for sure.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Pumpkin Arrangement

My talented friend Karen made this for me :)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Cotoneaster berries

A low-growing shrub in the rose garden.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Squirrel Treats

A few hardened ears of corn were discovered while clearing out the stalks, so we put them out as squirrel treats.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Virginia Creeper Color

I love the mauves and purples on this vine in the fall.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Zinnia Gallery Series - Tiny Light Purple

The last one for show...frost has killed them off. But they're on my planting list against next year!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Zinnia Gallery Series - Magenta

Zinnia superstars series continues :)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Zinnia Gallery Series - White-Tipped

Superstars in the zinnia patch this week :)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Zinnia Gallery Series - Red/Orange/Tan

Featuring stars from the zinnia patch this week :)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Zinnia Gallery Series - Lavender

I spent some time in the zinnia patch over the weekend, and will feature the superstars this week.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Pumpkin Blossom

A pumpkin blossom...and not from my garden. My sole pumpkin plant never produced anything this year. This showy flower is from the fire station pumpkin patch in our neighborhood.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Barlett Pears

Some of the Bartlett pears are rolling off the tree, although, they won't be ready to eat for a few weeks.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Faded Rose

I'm no longer dead-heading the roses, so now there are some new interesting colors to see as they change and fade.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Cooler Weather Means Happy Pansies

Afternoon sun back-lights this Arctic pansy in a hanging basket.

Monday, October 4, 2010


Rain today means slimy critters are out to play.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Peach Harvest

Just SOME of the peaches our friend Ben harvested from his backyard tree. They were really good!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Clematis Skeleton

What's left after the clematis blooms blow away.