Sunday, October 25, 2009


Today was the perfect day to go outside and clean out windowboxes. The poor things looked ready for the compost pile. The frost froze everything that I had planted for the summer. I had brought home from the nursery kale and pansies to plant for fall. I love the colors of this season so I picked out things that would mirror the colors of a sugar maple: bronze, yellow, salmon pink, purple ect....

Freshening pots, windowboxes and anything else that is summer weary is such a satisfying thing to do. I know that most people are tired of gardening this time of year and don't really want to think about going out and working yet again but the rewards are well worth it. When you are sitting in your cozy house with a cup of tea, looking out at the pansy faces peering through the window it can't help but put a smile on your face.

"Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to

sit still and watch the leaves turn." ~Elizabeth Lawrence

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