Friday, September 4, 2009

September morn with primal urges..

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The last hurrah...summers last burst of life...black-eyed susans on the trail.

The wisteria has taken over...again.
Coneflowers and balloon flowers fade away as well as phlox and butterfly bush.

The Deodar Cedar has grown even taller...

The cedar lined driveway is getting slimmer; the old barn more weathered...



The hummingbird feeders are fogged with the sugar water having cooled through the night...
the hummers are feeding fast and furious, they are preparing for their long flight.



The 'not-so-scary' scarecrow, is held by browning cucumber vines...



The 'kitty litter' cherry tomatoes make one last push...

The gourds are 'hanging in there'... birdhouses to be.

Will the green beans ever end?????


Golden peppers almost ready...



Summers bounty winding down...
The old oak tree man looks on, expecting nothing and giving everything..
summer shade, fall color and earths fertilizer...then winter's stark beauty..
My little horses are fat and very furry.
They have started their winter coats in earnest...
They are preparing for the winter winds and rains and ice and hopefully snow.
It will not phase them, they prepare...

Today is another outdoor day, pulling weeds, cutting and pruning and preparing for winter in the human way...my breakfast is changing to hot cereals. I crave soups and chili. Must be my body wanting to put on winter fat...primal urges..can't deny them!
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4 comments:

Amy Tate said...

I love your enchanted gardens Miss Claudia. Your wizard tree is my favorite!

Becky Mushko said...

I did some pulling and weeding today, too. Gotta get everything battened down for winter.

CountryDew said...

That was a lovely entry.

Claudia said...

Thanks Amy, I do love my tree people!
Thanks Country Dew !
My poetic side emerges occasionally!

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Newly retired from Franklin County Public Schools.Prior to that I was a cosmetologist for several years.