A Rather Smug Autumn

October 24th

I don’t mean to jinx things around here, but you guys — I am wearing sleeves. Okay, okay. I am wearing sleeves first thing in the morning when I walk the dogs. Not all day. The afternoons are still in the 90s, but this is sweet progress! The mornings are crisp and cool enough to open windows. My electricity bill is likely to be halved this month.

In a nutshell: this is the best time of year.

The garden, on the other hand, doesn’t look so swell. These babies weathered July and August. Troopers, really.

Fall gardening

Fall gardening

Thankfully, I was gifted a handful of great new gardening books for my recent birthday. I’m using them to draft plans; my beau is building garden boxes at his house for winter vegetables and herbs. This is very exciting news! I have never gardened when watering was easy. These boxes will be on a timed drip.

Fall gardening

My love of weird succulents continues too. Check out these odd balls that were recently added to my collection:

Fall gardening

Fall gardening

Love it. So thankful our outdoor season has finally arrived!


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2 Responses

  1. You’re right — those succulents are super weird!
    I love October, too, although our cooler weather means days in the 70s and nights in the 40s. So crisp and cool and autumn-y!

  2. Me, too, this is such a beautiful and even exciting time here. The Great Outdoors beckons…