It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Friday, October 11, 2013

Chapter 10, Page 11, Book 13

The Before

The After

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. 

Nathaniel Hawthorne


linda m said...

I am really loving our Autumn here this year - cool nights and warm days. Blessings

betty said...

That was a lot of cutting back you had to do on the Rose of Sharon plants. I'm sure you got a good work out doing so! Should be brillantly gorgeous next year with all those tulip bulbs being planted. It will be fun to wait out the days until they start blooming in the spring.


peggy said...

You will have some wonderful pictures to show us when it is spring. I love Rose of Sharon but don't have room for one. They are the bee's favorite treat.

jack69 said...

Tulips, I do love them and have had no success over the years in growing them.
The cutting back is a tough job, but looking good. The Fall is a beautiful time. We are seeing the change this year, we are usually in Florida by now.


That was a lot of work trimming those Rose of Sharon hedges. Looks good. Have fun planting all those bulbs.

JeanJournal said...

Keep ENJOYING Autumn~~~ Blessya!~~~Jean(Rome Ga girl living in Calhoun~~~I LOVE YOUR BLOG~~~It always gives me a warm feeling of peace!