Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sharing Fall

This pillow on the swing tells the season, but it really isn't fall here except on the calendar. We'll have "late summer" a bit longer, and then if we are lucky, October will bring us cooler weather. However, it's usually not until November we see the trees change colors. I remember taking a picture one Christmas Day with beautiful fall leaves all over my Mother's yard and grand kids sitting right in the middle of them.
Our yard and gardens look like late summer too. The St Augustine grass has decline, lots of flowers have brown foliage with just a few blooms left, and lots of things look tired and leggy.
So..what I do is add little touches of fall to my
little backyard. Hope you enjoy how I add fall to a late summer garden.
A mum and grapevine pumpkin surround this rock. Wish I had a tiny pumpkin to sit in the bird feeder!

On the table by the swing..

Pumpkins add such a fall look--even when it's still 90 degrees!

Benjamin Bunny sits in his usual spot.
Yellow mums are my favorite.

Can you tell I like scarcrows?? :)

"Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own." Charles Dickens


Anonymous said...

Your fall decor in the garden looks wonderful Linda. I like the pumpkin in the little red wagon and that first shot would look cute with a little pumpkin in the birdfeeder or a gourd! Your pillow on the swing says it all. :)

tina said...

I like the yellow mums best too. You look like you are ready for fall no matter when it comes to Texas. Here it looks a lot like fall. Leaves are everywhere!

Northern Shade said...

You have personalized your garden with many individual vignettes. I like the red wagon express pumpkin delivery. I can picture one of your scarecrows pulling it behind him through the garden.

JenningsJunk said...

You have a great sense for accenting. I loved all your pics, and I have a special feeling for the pumpkin in the little red wagon. Brings back memories of all the "treasures" my boys used to wheel around in their wagon.

Meadowview Thymes said...

Thanks Racquel. I need to find a little something for the birdfeeder. I never use it for seed, the sqirrels would go crazy if I did! :)

Tina, there is just something bright and cherry about yellow mums. Actually, I love all the colors. Mums are one of my favorite flowers.

NorthernShade...hum...scarecrow pulling the wagon've just given me a great idea. I knew I needed another scarecrow!
Thanks! :)

JJ-sounds like everyone likes the little red wagon. It really is cute sitting in the garden. My kids had one a little larger than this one--wish I still had it!

misterreereeder said...

Yep .... I can tell you like scarecrows .... and pumpkins .... and fall. You have fixed up your little garden nice and I know you are enjoying it.

Nola @ AlamoNorth said...

Hi, Thanks for stopping by my blog. I see from your sidebar that we follow a lot of the same blogs; wonder why we never crossed paths before? I'm bookmarking you, since I see you are in Texas and like to garden. I always like to keep up with what works here in Texas for other gardeners!

Meadowview Thymes said...

Thanks Mr--yes, and add to the list crows. I love crows, but have more of those inside.

Meadowview Thymes said...

Nola, thanks for stopping by to see me! We share alot of the same interest! I posted a comment on your blog today and put you in my favorites. So happy to "meet" you!
Happy Texas Gardening!

Susie said...

I enjoyed all your fall pictures Meadowview. Your scarecrows are very cute!!

Meadowview Thymes said...

Susie--glad you like the little bit of fall in my garden.

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

Beautiful photos. I love the grapeivine pumpkin.

marmee said...

how fun to add all your special little touches to your garden. it looks great and i am sure you are enjoying it alot.happy fall to you !

Meadowview Thymes said...

Hi Debbi--you know, I can't remember where I got that grapevine pumpkin! It's been with me a long time!

Marmee-Happy fall to you too!
Glad you like the little bit of fall I added to the garden.