Thursday, September 20, 2012

It Was A Great Summer

It’s surprising how quickly summer has passed, and it saddens me to say goodbye to it, but at least it was an amazing one. And I have thousands of photos to prove it. Some of which I will share over the next few weeks and months. My husband and my camera have been my best companions on the day trips in and around my beautiful city. We have traveled east, west, north and south of where we live, and have enjoyed discovering some of the most beautiful places. Now, if only those lottery numbers would come in so we can travel the world...


But today, my traveling will go as far as my back yard where chores are waiting to be taken care of; chores that are way overdue.


Flower pots and garden ornaments need to be emptied, rinsed and stored away.


Flower beds need to be checked for weeds and tidied up.


And the few vegetables that are still hanging around need to be picked.


So off into my garden I go today...another magical place. I wish you all a lovely day.

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  1. You've been everywhere with your camera, and I've really enjoyed it. You live in a really beautiful place, so much to see! I especially love that tomato pic.

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    1. Thanks, Sulky! I think you'd really like it here. Come on up for a vacation!

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  2. I'm so glad you've had a good summer, Martha---thank you for sharing it with us! Your tomatoes are so beautiful---I know you'll be sad to see the end of those. We are still harvesting a few here, along with squash, peppers, and potatoes. I'll miss our fresh vegetables.

    That being said---I absolutely love fall!

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    1. I love fall, too --- when it's a good one. We never know what we're going to get each year. Some autumn seasons are rainy and cold while others are sunny and cool. It's the latter that I enjoy!

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  3. It can be kind of satisfying tidying up everything and readying the yard for winter. But kind of sad too. Farewell, summer!

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    1. Yup, farewell summer! Let's hope for a beautiful autumn season.

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  4. Enjoy your day in the garden, Martha. It's the time of year to enjoy the fresh, cool weather and rediscover hidden areas of the garden. My wish for you is an enjoyable day and maybe even slightly magical day in the garden....look for those errant gnomes or pixies :)

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    1. It was a perfect day to get out there and take care of some chores. With all the wind we had, whatever I washed dried up in no time. I cleaned up just about everything; now I just need to cut down some plants when it gets colder. I really enjoyd all the fresh air!

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  5. And I must tell you how much I enjoy your sidebar photos and LOLs. Your new and changing ones do not go unnoticed!

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    1. I'm glad you enjoy it, Debra. Humour is my daily drug!

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    1. Thanks, Antiquity! It turned out to be a beautiful day in the garden.

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  7. I wouldn't bother tidying up. Snow will be covering it soon. ;)

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    1. Haha..yes, you are right! I usually leave the plants to die back on their own, but I have to put away the garden ornaments. Most of those won't survive our freezing winter.

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  8. Martha, how gorgeous!!!!! Your flowers and vegetables are looking scrumptious. Now tell me, if I wanted to grow some vegetables how would I do it when facing these obstacles: 1. known plant serial killer (over water, under water), so need something easy?; 2. live in a condo, so limited space; and 3. live on sunny South Florida (meaning scalding hot in the summer and very hot most of the year. some tips for me? ;-)

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    1. Grow them in pots if you don't have an outdoor garden, and make sure they have protection against the hot midday sun. As for the watering, just make sure the soil drains well and you should be fine!

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  9. I love seeing your photos and traveling with you as you go from place to place. Always look forward to see what you are up to next!

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    1. Awww...sweet; thank you. And I enjoy taking you all along with me :)

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