Sunday, October 19, 2008

Sunday Stroll - A Circle through the Seasons


No slow unfurling for this little Gertrude Jeckyl rose in this season. She rushed from bud to open bloom. I moved a bit briskly myself, as I went from the rose and herb garden to the vegetable garden. I found this lovely round Crimson Sweet watermelon, almost ready to bring in to eat. No need to chill before serving in this season.

I headed down the butterfly garden trail to find a few cosmos blooming amid the mums and silvering foliage.

I headed up the hill at the north end of the property, to complete the circle I walking. This was my view, looking back into the back yard toward the butterfly garden and the hill that rises beyond it.The circle path of my stroll brought me back to the front of the house, where I snapped these photos of these yellow mums, red mums, and the long gentle curve of my front garden.




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photos by Aisling, Sunday, October 19, 2008

12 comments:

One Woman's Journey said...

Aisling, a beautiful fall day in your area. Take Care.

Aisling said...

Thank you, Ernestine. It was overcast all day, and has been thunderstorming this evening. Nevertheless, it was a beautiful day in Autumn. You take care. I had some trouble commenting earlier on your blog, but was trying to let you know that I'm thinking of you too.

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Oh Aisling-what a wonderful autumn walk of discovery.

I DO visit often, but don't always write. It is like dropping in on an old and valued friend.

Fondly,

Sharon Lovejoy

Aisling said...

Sharon, Thank you for visiting. I thought you would particularly enjoy my stroll from last week, with seed pods and other autumn wonders. So good to see you here. :)

Joyce said...

Ailing, I love what you've done with your butterfly garden. The path is really neat! Thanks a gain for hosting the Stroll.

Aisling said...

Thanks Joyce. I like it too. It is a kid and pet magnet. *grin*

reddnas1 said...

Aisling, I didn't make it to Sunday stroll this weekend, but I enjoyed reading about your brisk stroll. Your butterfly walk looked so beautiful. I also have Gertrude Jekyll in my yard.~~Dee

Aisling said...

Dee,

Thank you for coming by to share my stroll. It was a lovely autumn walk. Our weather forecast for today calls for a "wintry mix" of rain and snow. Brrrr!

I brought in all of the rosemary to pop into the freezer for winter use (I have no luck overwintering the plants) but there is so much left undone!

Happy Gardening, Dee!

Rue said...

Hi Aisling :)

It's gorgeous there! I can't belive you have watermelon right now.

rue

Aisling said...

Rue,

Thanks for visiting. It just took these watermelon a long time to grow and ripen. I'm still waiting on a really good ripe one. :)

lila said...

Lovely stroll!
My "Gertrude Jeckyll" rose is blooming now too...here in North West Arkansas. It also blooms profusly in May....

Aisling said...

Lila,

I guess my Gertrude Jeckyll reblooms every year, but that tender shade of pink just surprises me in October. I have pink mums, but that is somehow different. *grin*

Thank you so much for visiting my stroll and taking the time to comment. :)