My response to this is Bahh Humbug! IT IS NOT FALL!!!!
It cannot be fall. I haven't finished summer yet.
I had all these things I was supposed to get done this summer. All these things that were going to make my life beautiful. All these things I was going to blog about.
These things would make me famous.
Spring was so promising. I dug. And transplanted. And spread (compost). And pruned. I ordered new fabric to make cushions and pillows for a new seating area.
And I was going to paint my hoosier cabinet.
I did buy the paint. A new kind. I was going to tell you all about it.
And I was going to have beautifully spaced, un-slug-eaten gardens. If I had them I would have taken pictures that weren't washed out by the sun.
But remember the 6 yards of compost we put in the yard? Well the plants really liked that.
They grew to monstrous proportions.
There are actually two kinds of beautiful ferns crammed into this space that is overgrown by hostas.
Behind this hydrangea are three huge hostas, one peony, one large rose bush, and irises. I can't even see them. I can't move the rose bush because the thorns are numerous and deadly. But the three beautiful dark blue hostas will have to be transplanted. And the irises. And maybe the peony. Then I have to find some space for them by pulling out something else. This process will take days.
IT IS NOT FALL!
My Dahlias have not even bloomed yet!
I haven't even reclined on my daybed once!
I haven't found a place to put the last of the 40 bags of mulch. Or the EXTRA bags of compost Mr Quirky thought we needed and have been sitting in the driveway for months.
I haven't even planted the Pursalane in the pots under my glass towers. Or hung the hanging concrete planter I filled with succulents (three months ago).
And I haven't even put away all my estate sale treats that were already supposed to be turned into something else...
IT IS NOT FALL!
I haven't even solved my 2013 gardening dilemmas.
Like why does my Ninebark grow on one half and bloom on the other half? Both sides were pruned equally...
How do I cope with a porch, garden, and yard that look like Spiderman visited overnight? EVERY DAY! My spiders can weave a net over an entire patch of hostas in one night.
Everywhere there are spiders!
IT IS NOT FALL!
Because I have to once again enter Fall knowing I killed yet ANOTHER dogwood tree (my fourth).
And see that pitiful looking bush inside the fence on the left? That's one of two Black Lace Elderberries that I split and moved because together they were just too big. They overgrew the corner of the front garden by June of each year.
This is what it looks like by May every year (actually this is 2009, they are much bigger in 2013). If they stayed this size I could have left them where they were.
But I split them. Because they were huge. The front one recovered eventually. It was touch-and-go there for a couple of months.
One of the things that gets me the most about all this Fall excitement is that is comes from all the Southern Chicks. The ones that live in states where it is still 95 degrees every day.
THAT IS NOT FALL!
I guess if I lived in the South and suffered through a long hot summer I would probably be all excited by the promise of cooler days.
But for this chick in Michigan, where the summers can be drool worthy, Fall is a re Mminder that winter is coming. And if you want to know how I feel about that...well click here to read that. It was my VERY FIRST POST!
It is not fall...it is not fall...it is not fall...it is not fall...it is not fall...it is not fall...
Make something wonderful today!
French Country Cottage