Every year..I compost my over an armoire arrangement..(It's so big..) And refresh with this year's blooms of Pink Diamonds..Nikko Blue variations..and some Morden Blush roses..I leave it in the garage for a few days..that way if there are any little bugs..they are gone by then.This arrangement lasts the year for me..far less fresh at the end..;)
This day is always special..a bit of Indian summer..and the blue skies I loved in Provence..and walking around thinking of the putting to bed of the gardens and the hopes of next year.
The porch still looks like summer..until the leaves change..I leave as is..The ferns are going to one of my daughters.I have one indoors for 3 ys ago..and have no room for more..
Speaking of Provence..these grow in cracks of sidewalks in Provence and thrive on no care.They bloom early morning here and a
Cosmos forever now.
This? Never again..Shiso..Took forever to sprout..and now is taking off.. and I find it bitter..
I am smitten with watching our grandsons..cannot call them littles anymore..play football..some of the next photos are not mine..the first..someone at his college must have taken it..Some of you may remember Lucas..as a newborn..:)xoxHe is captain of his team and deserves it.
If I told you he has become a wonderful humble stellar QB..I would not be lying.
None of this is a given talent.These boys work at it..all the time..ALL the time.This bottom pic was taken by my fave sports photographer..
He is amazing..and very nice!
Don't ask them the table of elements or our archaic history content in schools (PITIFUL)..but they can name every player ..every QB ..on every team.Excellent sports statisticians.
Math etc..really good..It's true what they say..you can understand if you are interested and enjoy.
They were holding a football at 2:)
You have no idea how many times they passed the football out here from such a young age.
When I walk around our gardens..I see them all as babies..sleeping under a tree..or fast asleep in a swing.. digging for worms and bugs..splashing in a baby pool..running through a sprinkler..
The summer we put a tent up out back..I had taken photos of them..and had them developed..I bought them each a little journal..and we pasted all the photos in their books and remembered the days.
I am certain they don't remember this..but that day..is in my memory bank:)
I see every stage of all 4..To leave here would be to leave those vivid images of paradise.
I became a nana at 51.
My favorite name..right there.
Oli has no recollection of baking so many cookies with me..LOL if he doesn't the others won't..
But again..In my memory bank.
So forgive my diatribe but I document things here and so many of the photos of my blog were deleted..
We have another darling grandson ..he stopped football this year and I don't blame him.The last three years were nothing short of discouraging to him.The team was just not for him.An off team..
He has many other qualities..:) It's just that football season is upon us right now..I'm relaying current news;)
I am sure I will have Noah news sooner than later:)
Have a great week.