Monday, October 10, 2016

Autumn Perks





When we drove in on Friday afternoon coming from DH's medical labs,  we were greeted by this lovely mum on our front porch. So kind of a person to start our weekend this way. DH spent the weekend helping side the son's house, but I got some deck time which I appreciated.

A friend came and took me to a tea room for lunch which was lovely. It is about a half hour drive and Saturday was one gorgeous day! Then we picked up an iced coffee for her and retired to my deck where the air was perfect. While the deck is not as decorated for autumn as it once was, there is still touches of fall beauty to sit among. I love the shape and colors on this pumpkin.



Sunday was somewhat of a repeat in that I got some time outside on the deck. I still have one nice pot of Black Mambas left in this season. Petunias don't thrive well in the heat, but these have stayed with me! But neighbors mowing in the afternoon drove dog and woman inside. Then we had to prepare to watch that second debate!


The sunshine was such a perk after four days of rain. Today is to be pretty but three days of this coming week are to be rain. BooHoo. The flowers might enjoy it, but not me.


7 comments:

Patricia A. Laster said...

Your weekend sounds wonderful. As does the weather. I don't have my outside decorated for fall yet either.
But at least the stonecrops are in the ground. Even if the posthole-digging-with-the-shovel put me on the heating pad dosed with Aleve for the weekend. I cancelled 3 activities because of the extra strain on my back. But the ache's gone now.
I worked 4 hours this morning in the yard, but not with such muscular strain as on Friday.
Whoosh your rain down our way, please. We haven't had any for 3 weeks now, hence the requirement to water every 3-4 days.
Wish I could drop by and take you out to lunch. LoveP

Sioux said...

Some deck time... lunch with a friend... savoring the splash of colors in your yard.

It sounds like you had a great weekend. (I'm glad, Claudia.)

Elephant's Child said...

Echoing Sioux. It is lovely to hear of a good weekend for you.

Susan said...

What joy to see your post, Claudia. The mum is so sweet. Did you ever find out who left it? Susan

Linda O'Connell said...

So happy to hear you had some ME time, friend time, deck time. My neighbor gave me a black mamba, which I had never seen before and it too, is thriving. Rain here, too tomorrow, but then back up again. Aren't unexpected surprises such as those mums a real delight?

Lynn said...

Your flowers are beautiful and made me wish I had planted some... however, they never last around here with the deer and other creatures who like to munch :-) I'm glad you're able to have your tea time, I know how you love that. I'm always surprised to see that you've blogged and kick myself for not hopping on earlier. Sending love...

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