Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Mid Week Musings

Our weather really changed once autumn came this Sunday. It's been cool and rainy all week up til today. Much clouds and a bit of a breeze. This afternoon it warmed up and was comfortable. Puddles remain in the garage from our cars. I bought winterizer for our lawn and some lawn seed to re-seed it. Hopefully it gets done before it gets too cold. Seed doesn't germinate below 50 degrees. I made sure the seed was almost all perennial. Why? So there will be more grass next year. Annual dies out and needs re=seeded again. Just like an annual plant, need to buy another one next season.   Speaking of plants, I need to go pick up my tulip and crocus bulbs at the tulip farm before mid Oct.  I ordered them this spring when I visited the tulip farm.        
The Chinese lantern plant in photo is a favorite of mine. I've not bent low enough into my wallet to buy one yet. Cheapest one is $20. It is so cheery. It would last all season and then re-seed for next year.  Tough choice. I'm saving my money for a little trip east in a few weeks.  Always something to buy, tempt me. I have to walk away. I need a new tripod as two legs are not good and want to get a new one before my trip. Necessity!    
   This week has been a bit stressful, due to 2 people dying that go to our church. Expected but not both the same morning. They weren't married to one another. So will share with you more on that later. I need to head for bed. It's late. Laundry is almost dry. Blessings, my friends!


Kathy said...

I love the Chinese lantern plant also. Wish I had one. My mom did when I was little.

Our weather has gotten cool too. In fact at work it's downright COLD. I am not a happy camper. I don't like the cold. But it's all part of God's plan, isn't it? I do love autumn, just not winter.

Karen Frost said...

It is getting very cool here, too, especially at night. Brrrrrr! Sorry to hear about your church members passing - blessings to all who knew and loved them.
Chinese lanterns are so fascinating - too bad they are so expensive! I have never grown them, but always wanted to.
Hope your weekend is restful.
Hugs, xoxo

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Sorry to hear about the loss of your friends. Have a restful weekend!

My mom and dad have the Chinese lanterns and I love that they dry so beautifully too.

Blessings & Aloha!