Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.
William Cullen Bryant
There is lots to do while the sun is still shinning here at my house. We've been blessed with some lovely fall days. One of the big jobs we have every year is cutting back our Rose of Sharon bushes which run along the fence and act like a hedge. We had to wait till they were done blooming as the bees love them. If we'd tried to do it earlier, the bees might have been upset enough to give us a sting or two.
There is more to do toward the back of the yard and on the side of the garage but it will be done another day. Besides cutting back there is also some planting to do. There is about 100 tulip and daffodil bulbs waiting to go in the ground. We have a few that come up every year but not as many as there used to be. I think some hungry squirrels might have made a meal of them. Next spring should be brilliant though if all of these bloom.
We are promised a few more lovely days here through the beginning of next week and I hope to get it all done. After that we are to get much cooler and it won't be half as nice to be outdoors.
The nights have been cool and the heat has come on a time or two, but our days have warmed up nicely. I am SMILING… and am thankful for these lovely October days
I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house. So I have spent almost all the daylight hours in the open air.