Saturday, November 21, 2015

Summer's gone

Summer's gone. We've flirted with frost once, but tonight the temps will drop into the 20s. We spent much of the afternoon prepping plants and finding space for them inside the house.

The big ones came in yesterday, but we have a forest of smaller ones that we shove into every nook and cranny that gets light through the windows.

The hardest one to find a place for was the oldest plant of the bunch.  It's philodendron that once belonged to Jilda's grandmother. Though the years, the plant passed through the generations to Jilda. Lyndon Johnson was in the White House the first time she remembers seeing that plant. We finally got everything placed this evening.

Jilda then started going through the books. Any that she didn't want to keep, she put them in a pile for me to consider before they go to the thrift store.

The Zinnias bloomed until just over a week ago. When I knew their days were numbered, I snapped an art photo of the last one standing before mowing them into mulch.

Jilda has peas on the stove and baked sweet potatoes with beets roasting in the oven. Soon I'll whip up a pone of my world famous cornbread and we'll have our supper.

It's been a productive day. I hope you all have a remarkable weekend.


  1. While you were mulching the last zinnia, we had a warm spell and now the dandelions are back. And my neighbor has a new blossom on his quince bush. If I didn't know better I'd swear it was spring....

  2. Anonymous1:33 PM

    Your dinner sounds wonderful & the photo is beautiful--as always!!

    1. Anonymous1:34 PM

      P.S. It must get awfully crowded in your house!!

  3. You need to build an attached solar greenhouse to your house for Jilda's plants, maybe they are your plants too.

    Nice art photo.

    Enjoy the rest of the day.

  4. Summer is gone. It's a fact. My house has icicles all the way around the roof.

  5. That is something very nice to think about, someone who passes plants around and saves them for years. What stories they could tell. LBJ? WOW. Friend Bonnie talks about saving plants and 'who' had it before etc. I have to smile knowing it must give great pride.
    Love the color, in the shot today, it would be hard to beat that combo.

  6. Sounds like a nice homey day around the old scatter. Good for you and happy weekend.

  7. We had such a lovely fall that I can't complain at all, but it was in the 20's here last night too. Many more cold days to come now. Already I'm looking forward to spring.


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