Saturday, September 15, 2007

Whispers of Autumn

Can it be that the leaves are turning so soon? I thought in Tennessee that fall wouldn't arrive until late in October, but I am guessing that the intense heat at the end of August, combined with shortening days has caused these leaves to color.

There is still plenty of green at the end of our driveway, but some gold is creeping in too. The night temperatures are in the great sleeping range and I love being tucked under my quilt with only my nose sticking out.

The Hosta is in between the creeping junipers and because of the long day and night of rain we are glad we got them in when we did. We have seen deer but so far they have not come down from the mountain to eat them, and the existing plants appear untouched.

We are also pleased to announce that the wall is still standing after all that rain, and the pond is much higher than it was just days ago. The ducks are so funny, with their intermittent verbal announcements of "We're Still Here!" translated from Quack Quack Quack.
This morning I plan to move tables into the new studio and find those new small quilts that just need to be finished by machine. I hand stitched them in Switzerland and if I can add the backings now I can bring them with me to Jacksonville on Thursday.
Little by little things are getting done.

6 comments:

  1. Oh, it looks so peaceful there in TN. It is cool here too, 34 degrees overnight. Happy sewing today.
    Wanda

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  2. Interesting to see your comments are listed in some Scandinavian language as well. (grin)
    Looks lovely, I've heard putting lion/tiger poo by your plants deter deer. I've never tried it but there are places to buy it from in England.
    What will they think of next?
    Plants have three different mechanisms which send them into autumn winter mode, length of day, amount of light, and temperature. Or a combination of two or all of these. Sudden changes in light (amount of sunshine) and or temperatures can make them go over early.
    Here in England we've had a very dark July and August and the plants and trees are totally confused, spring flowering magnolia have flowered in August, some of my hostas started dieing back mid August. Normally this would happen at the end of October.

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  3. You'll really love the colors, Mel. See if you can get over to Cloudland Canyon when you get a chance. It's just outside of Chattanooga. It's like the Grand Canyon, but with leaves and a hiking waterfall that is so cool!

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  4. Oh it looks so deliciously wonderful. You know fall is my favorite season, and I haven't had a real one in like 12 years! Keep those pix coming, or, if your prefer, "quack, quack quack!"

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  5. Can't wait to see what you and Farmer Dave are up to next. It's gotten very cool up here-last night the temps were in the 55-60 range...great sleeping weather..quackzzzzzz

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