As the days get colder, I reluctantly head outside armed with my pruning shears & a rake. It’s time for the dreaded fall cleanup. The kids shooting Nerf pellets at each other conveniently scatter, It’ll take some creative bargaining & bribing to get any help from this lot. Even my dog takes a break from rolling in the fallen leaves and runs inside. It’s not a thankless task however, as I enter the garden, I’m greeted with the last blooms of fall.
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Tis the season for Halloween decor. The front yard is adorned with strategically placed tombstones and zombies emerging from shallow graves. The shrubs are draped with cobwebs filled with little plastic spiders. There’s a huge hairy spider over the front door, ready to slide down his web to greet any trick & treaters daring to ring the doorbell. It’s also the season for high winds which shred the cobwebs & send the tombstones tumbling thru out the neighborhood, extra reinforcements will remedy that. Visiting the pumpkin patches are a special treat for the kids, hopping on hayrides, climbing bales of hay and running in and around the pumpkins. This year I continue the hunt for the perfect pumpkin. I’m not much of a carver, it’s not my area of expertise & I’d prefer to keep all ten fingers. My preference is to artfully pile the pumpkins around the tree on the front lawn, creating a mini patch of sorts. After much debate I’ve settled on a multi colored assortment of Gourds and a huge Cinderella pumpkin. Next I’m off to buy tons of candy to fill the cauldron & I’m all set.