Autumn in darker shades

Autumn in darker shades

I still will stop and gather pretty leaves while out walking around the garden.
I even tucked a few into some pages of a book to press–perhaps for a future little project.

What ducklings?

What ducklings?

The ducklings have grown up.
I have officially become “the duck lady”, with 14 ducks now waddling around the garden.
Pekin Ducks are quite low maintenance. Eat tons of bugs, and are less destructive then the chickens in the garden.
I have had a few offers to “take a couple of ducks”, but they were going to be “dinner”.
I just couldn’t do it!
They will be pets. Yes, the petting zoo grows.

The 500th Post

The 500th Post

As the sun is setting on the garden this evening, I can’t help but reflect on the start of this garden and my little garden blog.
So much has come from this little spot on earth. Food for our family, beautiful flowers for our home, peaceful moments, and opportunities I had only dreamed of.
Thank you to all who have stopped by and taken the time to explore the garden.
Those who have left comments, I read and appreciate each and every one.
For those that have chosen to follow me…thank you.
Hugs garden friends.

From a life lived long ago

From a life lived long ago

These two wheels, from an old piece of farm equipment, were among the 14,000 lbs of scrap metal we found and recycled from our property when we moved here.
I rolled these wheels up to the back corner of our property to serve as a trellis for Bittersweet. For most of the Summer it remains hidden from view by the trees and prairie grasses.
Then as we enter Autumn, it comes into view.
A reminder of the past.

Age And Beauty

Age And Beauty

I always feel a little sad when I see a farm site sitting empty.

A once loved and lived in farmhouse with barns and sheds slowly leaning toward the earth.

I often stop to photograph these simple farm structures…they speak to me…sometimes they really do…sometimes a critter or two live in them!

The beautiful Creeping Virginia is trying it’s best to decorate this little shed for Fall.

Welcome October

Welcome October

I welcome the colors of Autumn to the garden.
This one blossom faded more quickly then the rest.
I thought the shades of brown were beautiful and rested it on a linen.
As the garden fades into Fall, welcome October.