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My first crop of pumpkins!

Fall Is In The Air

Fall is absolutely my favorite time of year. I love the clear, blue skies and cool, comfortable nights. The trees in southcentral Pennsylvania are barely starting to turn, but they will soon be ablaze with reds and golds.

I returned from a writer’s conference in Florida this week to find that the 150 daffodil bulbs I ordered in the Spring are here, waiting for me to find time to plant them. It will take a lot of back-breaking work, but I know I will be rewarded next April when they bloom. The bright sunny-looking first flower of Spring is always a welcome sight after the drudgery of winter.

I think it’s always fun (and amazing) to see what Mother Nature provides after forgetting about planting something six months earlier. I threw some pumpkin seeds in the ground last May and was rewarded with my very own pumpkin patch. (Okay, only four pumpkins, but still).

I have to admit I never realized how colorful pumpkin flowers are. They really brightened up the old barn foundation where I planted them. As a side note, one of my readers told me how good the flowers are to eat, so next year I’m planning to give that a try. (I hope it’s better than the dandelion tea I made).

I know that all too soon I’ll be complaining about the cold and the snow, so I’m trying to spend as much time as possible outside. Here’s a photo I took while at the writer’s conference in St. Pete, Florida. It was beautiful but I’m glad to be home!

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