Wednesday, November 4, 2009

New Wheels

Labor Day weekend I went to a flea market and came home with this great old trike. I was excited to find it has I'd been searching for one just like this for a couple of years. It's old enough to be cool, but not so old that I couldn't afford to buy it. It sorta reminds me of the one I had as a kid. It fits right in with the rest of my rusty junk.

I've been cleaning out the flower beds so there's now room to display my trike in the center bed, where I can see if from the kitchen window. I think it will be a nice feature in the winter garden. As you can see in the above photo, the asters are still blooming. This is because I cut them back mid August and it's taken them this long to recover.

The lavenders are blooming with the asters. The poor things struggled all summer with the cooler and wetter than normal conditions. But they seem to be recovering somewhat now that we've dried out.

I'm really dreading winter.

But without winter's dreary

days, would we appreciate