Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Changing

The seasons are definitely changing now in our little part of the world. It's getting cold and we may have our first freeze tonight. Let's take a quick walk around the yard.


My oakleaf hydrangeas have been the most beautiful colors.
The leaves are beginning to close up now.
Looking down the walking path behind our pond....there's a roadblock of leaves.

This one little geraniums refuses to give up.

The ornamental grasses are all topped out with seed pods.

Oh how I love to be in the yard!
I will miss it this winter...this girl doesn't spend much time out there in the cold Oklahoma wind!

Now let's run back in for some hot coffee...it's that time of day. 3:00!!

21 comments:

Marilyn said...

We've been in the 40s all day long. Yikes, I'm not ready but it is time. Your yard is so pretty no matter what season. I've nursed an oak leaf hydrangea all summer long and just last week planted it by the new shed. It is my favorite shrub. Have a warm and wonderful evening.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Stacey, I love seeing the leaves on the ground. We don't see too much of that here but soon our cypress trees will start dropping their needles.

Thanks so much for posting the giveaway button. It is so appreciated.

Happy day, Barb!!!! ♥

Cathy said...

Stacey...thanks for one last stroll in your beautiful garden...I will miss it too!!!

Have a great afternoon!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Big sigh! I feel the same way...I will miss being outside in the yard. It's starting to get cold at night here too and almost all the leaves are down. Still pretty but winter is definitely creeping up on us!

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I love being in the yard too! Fortunately even in winter I'm able to go and see what's going and some days I can even do a few things! Aren't Oak Leaf Hydrangeas leaves the most beautiful!



Manuela

Amelia said...

Glad you invited us to take a stroll along in your yard...I took one in mine this afternoon too. Dug up all my geraniums...shook the dirt off, and stored some in boxes and some in paper sacks...all closed up. Stored them in the well house with the rest of my plants that I winter over in there. Next spring better than half of them will be starting to show signs of growth...can stick them in the ground and will get another year of beauty.

Looks like the cold weather has now hit our part of the country.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Thank you for sharing your yard with us all this summer. I know you are going to miss it. It is a cold rainy day here, but at least we didn't get flurries like they predicted. Enjoy your day! Twyla

Darlene said...

I always love strolling with you through your beautiful yard. Yep, it has been quite chilly today and yesterday......BRRRRRR

Blondie's Journal said...

It is sort of sad to say goodbye to all the plants that made you happy during the warm weather. I console myself that they will come back better next year. Love your ornamental grass. I don't know the name of it but I planted some this summer.

Speaking of geraniums...I brought my flower box right in the house and put it on a window ledge. I thought today that I may just have to toss it because it is an annual, but I saw new flower buds and leaves today. That makes me incredibly happy. I have heard that you can sometimes bring them in but I never tried it. Yipee!!

So how cold ARE the winters in Oklahoma? Pardon my geography, but I thought you were a warm state! lol!

Enjoy your week, Stacey!!

xoxo
Jane

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I am NOT a cold weather person..but yet I love it! Perhaps it is the hot coffee after the walk that I love. Whatever the case...I was right there on your walk with you!
:)Hugs!

Lisa said...

It is cold here too! It just wouldn't be Thanksgiving without a little nip in the air.But I know you will miss being out in your beautiful yard. :)

Sue said...

Stacey, Our trees and plants have been bare for a while now, so it was nice to see your garden still blooming even though you have some fallen leaves. Cold weather will be coming soon for so many of us!
While the snow is ok, I hate ice storms. Do you get them where you are? My SIL lived in Tulsa, and she always talked about the ice storms. I always knew that if they were getting ice, it was on its way towards us!

Chari said...

Hi Stacey...

Ohhh...your yard is sooo pretty with it's Fall colors! Girl, I can't believe that living in Oklahoma that ya'll haven't had a frost yet! We've already had several snows...in fact, there is a bit of snow on the ground even as I write this! I hear you though...I don't spend much time outside when it gets cold! Just running from my warm and cozy house to my vehicle! Hehe!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

PS...stay warm, my friend!

Beverly@ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Your yard still looks great. Mine is needing a little work but I tend to stay in and sew when it turns chilly.

Kathleen Grace said...

The last stroll through the garden is a bit bittersweet isn't it? Knowing that everything is soon going to be covered with snow. My garden is a thing of the past already. Time to start planning for next years flowers!

bj said...

I always love it when you take us oon a walk of your pretty yard.
I, too, have one little geranium that is blooming still...I did bring it inside a couple weeks ago tho.
xo bj

Melissa Miller said...

Things are changing in your yard. It all looks pretty. :)

April said...

I always love looking at pictures of your yard, Stacey...BEAUTIFUL!

Just a little something from Judy said...

I have enjoyed every one of the strolls through your beautiful gardens throghout the Spring, Summer and Fall. Each season has it's special touches. I like seeing leaves on the ground, and the geraniums still blooming. I hope you show it to us in the winter.

Wishing you joy today.

JG said...

It's chilly here in MA, too. Warmer jackets replace short sleeves. Autumn is a nice time of year! There are pretty colors in your garden. You will enjoy looking at your photos this winter.

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Girl, you have one of the loviest gardens I think I've ever seen. I'm coming up one day to see it in person!!