Monday, October 24, 2011


The fall came thrown upon us. Frost and full storm for a few days sure did alter the garden. I stood behind the living room window, watching helplessly green foliage turn into silver. The two red plastic chairs have survived 15 winters outdoors. I let them stay for one more. They're not exclusive or even good-looking, but they're there when Gunnar and I need a rest while gardening.
I've had acute wrist inflammation twice this fall. Still, or because I have planted three hydrangeas, 149 spring bulbs and spread 7 sacks of fertilized soil.

The spring begins in the fall.

Happy Ruby Tuesday to all of you.

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Terry said...

dear felisol..your ruby tuesday pictures are getting better and better!...i have always liked fall except i don't like to see the leaves falling..and then comes the chilliness of winter...we have had such golden fall days but someone told us today that there will be snow on friday..lots of the trees haven't even put on their coloured coats yet and so i hope that the snow doesn't cover them and spoil it like they did one year..the heavy snow felled the branches, leaves and all!
have a happy ruby tuesday my dearest friend and give mom ljung a gentle hug from me and i will do the same for you and give mom golden and your prayer child a hug...i love terry

Robin said...

This photo looks almost impressionist, I really like the composition too, with the chairs and blossoms complementing each other.

I'm sorry your wrist is giving you trouble, it sounds like it's been working quite hard too.

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Lola said...

Hope yr wrist is better now.

Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Here’s mine!

Liz said...

Great shot!

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Maria @ LSS said...

Beautiful shot!

Tina´s PicStory said...

nice shot :)

Gemma Wiseman said...

Delightful mass of colour and shape! Spring gardens need so much thought but it is worth the final harvest of colour!

Lola said...

Thank you for stopping by with the lovely comment.

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Hope your week is going well,


Ralph said...

It is autumn, so leaves on the ground are to be expected. The ruby tinged plant still adds that wonderful color now to what will become a desolate gray and then snow after that. So it is nice to see at least a hint of growth from the more recent warmer days now past...

Leora said...

Very cool photo! It looks more like a piece of art.

Maybe I should go buy some bulbs to plant. Spring is right around the corner, right?

Amrita said...

May God protect you from the cold and chill . Hope your wrists are not hurting to badly. Mine hurt too.

The photo is brilliant

Mrs. Mac said...

You have much energy this autumn to get all of your spring bulbs planted and amended with soil. I have been too busy putting my garden to bed I have not even thought about spring. I will look forward to seeing your spring flowers.

Felisol said...

Dear Mrs. Mac,
I'm afraid I don't have much energy or time at all. Neither have I done the amount of preserving and pickling that you have done. I've picked some red and black currants and put them in the freezer, that's all.
These days we are experiencing kind of an Indian Summer and then I just have to grab the opportunity.
When my health and the sun match, we are a wonderful team!

Becky said...

HI!!!! happy tuesday!!

John Cowart said...

With all that planting, no wonder your wrist hurts!

Looking forward to your photos next Spring.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Autumn is a bittersweet season: sweet because of the riot of colours; bitter because all the plants are dying down...


Yea for scarlet, yea for red!
Yea for summertime that’s fled
To some far-off frigid place,
Where no ruby shows its face!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Tired Old Apples said...

You already know how I love your pictures. It's almost as though I DO have a sister over in Norway, keeping me updated on what is going on in my other home! It blesses me to think of you in Norway!! I think God graciously gives us friendships that mean so much. I treasure yours! :)


Annie Jeffries said...

Love your picture for ruby tuesday, Elise. I especially like that you leave them out year around. They have survived your long winters and emerge each year as strong resting places for you and Gunnar. Hope you have time for one more sit down together before Old Man Winter arrives.

Annie Jeffries said...

Love your picture for ruby tuesday, Elise. I especially like that you leave them out year around. They have survived your long winters and emerge each year as strong resting places for you and Gunnar. Hope you have time for one more sit down together before Old Man Winter arrives.

John Cowart said...

Hi Felisol,

Even as I posted that Viking thing on my blog I realized that you as a Norwegian would see the discrepancies between our family play and reality. Remember we based things on that old movie and Hollywood vikings bare little resemblance to your valiant forefathers.

John Cowart

steveroni said...

I'm so pleased to note that you and G work in the gardens, even though some pain accompanies.

"Sure, sit down, but never give up." I'm making that my mantra this week.

Thanks also for your encouragement, it really helps to spur a newbie on to try to do better than last time.


❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Very beautiful Pic !

Carletta said...

Your post and thoughts reminded me of the song verse - 'just remember in the winter far beneath the bitter snow, lies the seed that with the sun's love, in the spring becomes the rose'
I agree with Robin's comment about your photo looking impressionistic.
Hope your wrist is better!

No, the steam train in my post doesn't run all year. The grade it climbs is very steep and the winter snows would make it hard.
Just the weekend before we were there to see all the beautiful color they had had eight inches of snow on the top of the mountain. There was only two weekends left before winter closure. It was a wonderful experience and I'll certainly go back.

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I pray your wrist is better. I wish I had your energy.Yes, the Spring does begin in the Fall. Thanks for the sweet comment on the party. I did accumulate things for it over a few weeks .It was fun preparing for it.