Friday, November 20, 2009

Autumn Continues Glorious

It was a spectacular day today with clear blue skies and a temperature of about 65 degrees.  After lots of rainy weather on my free days I was thrilled to have a day perfect for fall chores. We cleaned gutters, raked leaves, mowed the grass -hopefully for the last time.  David planted a few more things- camelias of course- and we basked in the swellness of the day.

I began to organize the garden shed, somehow it always gets junked up no matter how we try to "put things in their places" and in the process gathered an entire pick-up load of used plastic pots that I took to the nursery to recycle.  A testament to the number of things we've put in the ground over the past few years.  Of course, I brought something new home with me, can't go to the nursery in the truck and not come back with a plant right?  Prunus pendula, a weeping cherry, can't wait to get that in and see what it does.

I was still outside at dark-thirty trying to get a bit more raking done by the dim light of the crescent moon and finally had to pack it in.  Fortunately, tomorrow promises to be another stellar day and we are without other obligations so can continue down the endless list of tasks.

1 comment:

Randy Emmitt said...


It was beautiful today wasn't it! Hard to go to the nursery without buying anything isn't it. I spent the day cleaning up the house and washing windows and screens. My outdoor excitement was going to the Orange County Landfill. I've picked up 3 new camellias from the Durham Garden Center, not been out to Carmelia Forest Meg and I found them by accident a year or so ago and of course they were closed. We have 4 japonicas already one of them (Debutant) has nearly opened its first bud.