Every once in a while, I allow myself a pretty extravagant luxury. It’s one that most of us rarely have the opportunity to indulge in. It is a full day with no plans, no to-do list, no commitments elsewhere. 24 hours of whatever I feel like doing. I find this super hard to do, how about you? I’d like to say that I’d spend it just sitting in my adirondack chair, wrapped in a blanket with a steaming cup of coffee, watching the leaves fall.
But seriously, who am I kidding, I could handle that for about 5 minutes max. Then I would have to jump up and do something.
So, it’s not really about sitting back and doing nothing for me. It’s more about doing what I want to, with no pressure to finish something or be somewhere at a particular time. I just go where the day takes me.
This past weekend it took me on a tour of my fall garden.
Remember all of those beautiful yellow leaves that were on my trees last week? Now most of them are on the ground.
But even though it is nearing the end of October, we’ve had a very mild fall with only a couple of near freezing temps at night. So, there are quite a few things in the garden that are still going strong. Like my painted fern.
And the lamium and heucherella.
Even the ferns in the front window box still look good, and the white mums finally opened up.
The hydrangeas always look good into the fall.
I know many gardeners take the time now to clear out the gardens for winter, but I rarely do that. I think the yellowing plants provide their own sort of beauty.
Now that I have taken you on a stroll around the garden, I think I might spend a little time painting. I have two fun projects in the works.
Stay tuned to see what I do with these!