Thursday, November 3, 2011

An October full of Splendor

Hello darlings,

We had a very dry summer, and watering our 
plants was an endless chore.  Autumn arrived
and with it came rain.  Yes,  lots of rain...
Our plants started growing and blooming
like crazy.  It felt like if spring had returned
once again to our gardens.  Here are pictures
of our second Spring.

                                   (Click photos to enlarge)
"You ought to know that October is the
first Spring month."
~ Karen Copk

The herb & vegetable garden was stunning!

~ Basil ~

~ Catnip ~

~ Lemon Balm ~

~Mint ~
Enjoying nectar!

~ Rosemary ~

~ Oregano ~

We have everbearing strawberries sharing
the same garden ... 
... and small creatures too!

This is our first Muscadine grapevine.
 Native to Southeastern, USA

Our first harvest!

"There ought to be Gardens for all
Month in the year, in which, severally,
things of Beauty may be then is Season."
~ Sir Francis Bacon

~ Hot peppers ~

~ Okra's blossom ~

~ Okra ~

"Just before the death of flowers,
and before they are buried in snow,
there comes a festival season
when nature is all glow."
~ Author Unknown

"I cannot endure to waste anything as
precious as Autumn sunshine by
staying in the house.  So I spend almost
all daylight hours in the open air."
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

Blessings in this bountiful season!

With lots of Love,

I'm joining...

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  1. Dearest Wendy,

    So true that after this scorching hot and dry summer, things seem to revive before going to sleep. Lovely photos you show here!
    Love to you,

  2. Your photos are lovely, Wendy. Your garden looks great for this time of year but I don't where you live. I don't think we have had any rain since July and everything is dry and dead here.
    Enjoy your garden while you can.

  3. Love you garden. Ours is all gone and this weekend I will be cleaning the yard up for next year. Love your pics.

  4. you have so many herbs in your garden! wonderful!

  5. how absolutely gorgeous! in pa we just had our first snow, and i don't think any of my surviving plants appreciated that.

  6. great pictures thanks for sharing..i just love them...

  7. Just gorgeous! All your photos are so beautiful!Thank you for joining TTF and have a fun day!

  8. What a fabulous array of herbs! I tried my hand at some gardening this year, but didn't plant any herbs. This makes me want to get a head start for next year! Happy Monday! ;)

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  10. The flowers are so beautiful, I am always in awe of the variety in all of God's creation. Thank you for your kind comments on my heart pillow. I am now following your lovely blog.

  11. That is some garden, wish I had the energy to make one. We are having such great weather for Nov. breaking records. Loved the post
    have a nice Thanksgiving. yvonne

  12. Such beautiful Spring flowers. Where we live, it is Autumn, and the leaves are falling, and the weather is getting cooler, and we are starting to wear boots and sweaters. Have a lovely week.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley



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