The foliage has been losing its freshness through the month of August, and here and there a yellow leaf shows itself like the first gray hair amidst the locks of a beauty who has seen one season too many
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Every thing around our house is looking a little dried up and forlorn. One thing that is still blooming away though is my wonderful rose bush. It doesn't seem to mind at all that we've had little rain and high temps for well over a month now.
Today is much cooler and it will be that way for the rest of the week too. Still we've had little rain. But I know those days will come, they always do. Maybe I'm like those forlorn looking plants, maybe I've seen one season too many. I'm determined though to be more like my roses and endure the days as they come and keep on blooming.
One of the benefits of being a grand'ma' is school fun raisers. Our Prince Charming recently presented me with an order sheet for Fall flowers. They have pumpkin shaped pots with Mums in them. I just had to order two of them and will show pictures when I get them. They said the Mums were good to plant outside too after the blooming ends so I should be to enjoy them again next year. I've been wanting to get some anyway and now I have my chance.
Youth is like spring, an over praised season more remarkable for biting winds than genial breezes. Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits
I hope your Wednesday is a WONDERFUL one. I am off to see our little Mr. Wonderful today so I know mine will be just that -- WONDERFUL.
'ON YA' - ma