October 03, 2009

Autumn Garden.

Today we are experiencing the first autumn storm. The west coast is being pounded by hurricane winds and hard rain while we in the east feel the force of this storm in the violent gusts that rip through the trees outside and make my chimney howl.

In my mind and my pictures I rather revisit yesterday. It was one of the most beautiful autumn days on record. Sunny, cool, wind still. The air was fresh and nature bursting with colours. It was my day off and became one of those days when everything is just right. I spend most of my Friday outside, tending to my garden an terrace, an activity I enjoy immensely. I purchased fall flowers and plants, such as Heather and plenty of evergreens, which are hardy enough to survive the winter. And of course a pumpkin as October is not right without one. I also planted a plethora of spring bulbs, hoping to be greeted by multitude of Crocuses, Tulips, Daffodils and Hyacinths comes February-March.

When I look out onto my backyard as I write this, I can not believe the difference one day can make. As the rain is pounding at my window panes, and the hurricane force gusts forces the tress almost to level with the ground, the below picture collage seems almost unreal.

13 comments:

Blogaire said...

Those are wonderful images Protege. Isn't it great the way photographs can transport us back to happy memories of yesterdays!

Our storm seems to be receding and the forecast is better for next week - hope better weather also reaches you in Denmark.

Betsy said...

That sounds like quite a storm! Sounds like a wonderful day to stay inside with a cozy warm drink...and a cat! ;)

Myussop said...

Your readiness to welcome days of autumn is admirable. Indeed having a full day of garden activity is happiness to me too.Wishing you more simply happy days ahead.

Doreen said...

beautiful garden. we have been having tons of rain here also. the leaves are beginning to change to the fall colors and soon will be all on the ground. have a great rest of the weekend!!

Jill said...

The garden photos are SO full of life and COLOR. I always enjoy your collages of photos.

AND, I agree with you 100% that October is NOT RIGHT without a pumpkin!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Stay warm and dry through the storm. Do as BatCat would and have a nap.

steviewren said...

I hope your new plants survive the wind. It really looks like Autumn there now. It's still very green here...albeit a little more faded than the bright greens of early summer.

Julie Hibbard said...

I love your yard!!! I love pumpkins!!

Claus said...

As always, wonderful pictures! I especially love the pumpkins. You are right: no October is right without one :-)
And while you are having hurricane-like winds and rain (stay safe!), it's so hot here! :-( We had a summer-like afternoon, and there is NO forecast of even the slightest rain. They say, on the other hand, it will be be coldest November and December, probably January and February, in record. Who knows anymore!

Protege said...

=Blogaire,
glad to see you back.;) We usually get your weather a few days later, therefore I look forward to some sun again.
Thank you for your kind words, hope you are having a lovely Sunday.;)

=Betsy,
so correct you are, the weekend is spend at home with hot drinks and Batcat.;) Hope your weekend was great.;)

=Mahmud,
I know you too enjoy gardening, so glad you share this interest.;) Always happy when you stop by.;)

=Doreen,
thank you.;) Yes, the autumn goes very fast, I am afraid. Hope you are enjoying your weekend as well.;)

=Jill,
what a wonderful comment, so full of joy, thank you for your kind words.;) Glad you like my collage and I agree both on the pumpkin and the nap.;) Hope you had a lovely weekend as well.;) xo

=stevie,
I think the plants will be ok, but I am sure tired of the storm by now. I spend hours sweeping the garden on Friday and now it looks messy again.;)
Hope you are having a great weekend.;)xo

=Julie,
thank you, I too love pumpkins and the orange colour, there is something very warm and cosy about it.;)xo

=Claudia
thank you.;) Yes, I am safe.;) The storm is nowhere severe, just irritating.;) I am so glad you have a warm and sunny weather, please send me some.;) Do not worry about the forecasts, they are often off, at least that is my experience.;)
Hope you are having a great Sunday dear friend.;)

Hilary said...

That's a wonderful collage. I love how you included a photo of the seed packets and one of tools. I hope you keep warm and dry despite your change in weather.

Brian Miller said...

stay safe through out the storm! they are nothing to mess with. hopefully all the pretty colors in your pocs will be returning sooN!

Protege said...

=Hilary,
thank you so much; glad you enjoyed the pictures.;) And notice the details-you have such a keen eye.;) Hope you had a wonderful weekend dear friend.;) xo

=Brian,
thank you, I hope so too as the storm has ripped most of the beautiful leaves away.;)
I trust your weekend was tranquil.;)

gaelikaa said...

Yes, can see why Autumn is my favourite time of the year. Looking at these photos I mean.