Monday, October 12, 2009

Bloomin' Tuesday

This is the time of year when Bloomin' Tuesday becomes a bit of a challenge. Seriously. There just isn't much blooming when temperatures dip to 19 degrees and snow is falling. Of course it is close to 60 degrees today, but this last weekend we had a cold front move through (emphasis on cold) and all of my blooms took a dive. This is what my garden looks like today...

The patio furniture obviously should have been stored away about two weeks ago. I'll take care of that later today...

My roses were blooming steadily through last week, but this is what they look like today. Can't even get them to raise their little heads. That's snow in the background of the photo ... and my tears on the rose!

Enough of the pity party. Take a look at the resilience of this leaf. He has one appendage that has turned into a beautiful russet red, but the rest of him is hanging on to summer for all he's worth. So funny. As much as I love autumn, I know how he feels.

All this chilly weather just gives me more reason to stop by the store and pick up some of these lovelies. It's as good an excuse as any to fill my house with flowers.


Ms. Green Thumb Jean has suspended Bloomin' Tuesday for the winter. A wise decision. It's difficult to come up with a Bloomin' Tuesday post every week when there's snow on the ground and frost in the air. Every once and awhile I'll still post a Bloomin' Tuesday and come spring it will be a weekly occurrence once again!

2 comments:

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

It's so early everywhere. We were enjoying a beautiful hot spell, they called it summer. And now we are breaking records. Sigh....

Jen

Kristi said...

I just love the picture of the leaf with the one red section, it is so beautiful, I am glad you found him.