Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Absolutely Autumn.

Autumn has definitely arrived at my terrasse.
The last blossoms of the summer are fighting for their existence in yellow, orange and red.

This spring I spread nasturtium seeds in pots and pans wherever I saw brown soil. I fear that snails and caterpillars might eat the most, but oh joy, the power of the seed won the race.

My mother would always use the last summer months first removing the blossoms, they are edible, to lure the plants producing  more flowers, and later collecting seeds for next year's flower feast.    I feel so close to her, going through the same procedures. 

Begonias are fighting for their lives. The first night frost will mean the end of them. I will as always bring them in security, in our basement,  and try keeping them alive till next spring.

I have collected small seeds from the pansies since August. They have been a true blessing. Blooming since April.

My dahlias are the greatest challenge. They either dry or rot indoors. This time I have found a garden expert allied. By following her advices I once more will give them a chance. It's to sad just to let them die. They are grandmother  flowers and so deserve to live. "The spring begins in the autumn", Karel Capek said. I'm so looking forwards to the fruits of my work. Have a wonderful Ruby Tuesday.

Photo and poem © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher

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Anonymous said...

Fint du har på terassen! :)

steveroni said...

Felisol, I've enjoyed immensely, this traipse through gardens, and recipes for tomorrow's life of close friends, which grow from seed and God's grace, as expressed by your labor.


Excellent photos and explanatory phrases...I love "The spring begins in the autumn"....

Amrita said...

Wow Felisol, your plants are lovely. You must work so hard looking after each one. My garden is a miss right now. I need help to tend it. The monsoon rains has made it over grown

Debbie Petras said...

I love the vivid colors! Your plants are so lovely. Red is my favorite color. I only wish I could see Norway this time of year and stop by to see your garden. :)

Blessings and love,

Trish said...

Looks like you have a green thumb Felisol...Beautiful, vibrant colors. Thank you flr sharing your gardens with us.

Jada's Gigi said...

beautiful flowers! You do have a green thumb I suspect! so fun talking with you the other night "face to face" :)

Crown of Beauty said...

As always, your posts warm the reader's heart. I can really say this as I experience the fall weather here in the East Coast of America with the temps now down to the 30s. On Friday, we will hit the upper 20s here. So, I take warmth from reading lovely blog posts, like yours dear Felisol. Love the flowers you have nurtured through the months. Even your ceramic pots have a humble beauty about them. The Nasturtium - nostalgic reminder of days past. The begonias remind me of my dad. They were his favorite flowers.

Trusting all is well with you my dear friend.

Jim said...

Such pretty flowers and colors, Felisol. Especially I like your working porch scene.

Hope you are doing fine!

Annie Jeffries said...

Dear Elise,

Your Autumn porch is looking so cheerful. I love how you continue your mother's tradition of saving the fragile flowers for the coming year and coaxing them to producing just a little bit more.

I've been so remiss visiting lately, everywhere. Sickness hit our house the end of summer and we are just now almost back to normal. I've slowed down on blogging and have switched back over to www.inmidreamz.blogspot.com. Sometimes, when "Scenes" gets stale, I switch around. I imagine I will go back again eventually.

I've also been posting shorter posts as well. They are now more like random bursts. My thoughts have been wrapped in the approaching wedding and the mission in January. I feel like there is so much to do and I don't know where to start. I think I will make a list.

Love to you and yours,

http://bitsandpieces-sonja.blogspot.com/ said...

Dear Felisol:

Your red flowers are so beautiful. I am still always surprised by the variety and color of flowers in Norway, especially as it gets so cold in the winter. It's one of the first things I noticed when we were there.

Just saying a prayer of thanks for you this day before Thanksgiving, for my Norwegian sister who has added so much to my life.



Sue Seibert said...

What beautiful photos! How are you, anyway? Is your winter bad? Ours is!

Linda Jackson said...

Aaah!! Thank you for the beautiful pics....soo beautiful and relaxing. Blessings.

Katie said...

Hei pa deg! Jeg er Amerikansk men familien min er Norsk og jeg kan litt Norsk. Jeg elsker din blog! Jeg leser om garden din og oppskriften din og familien din. Jeg har 2 jente soskebarn og vi laerer dem Norsk med prate, sanger, filmer via internetten, osv. Jeg er na gift i ett ar og vi kjoptet et hus sammen. I ar er var forste prove til en gard hoss oss. Jeg beklager for min darlig Norsk grammatik men jeg prover. Jeg var sist i Norge i '01 og jeg savner det. Mannen min er Norsk og Tysk og Czech men han har aldrig vaert uten av USA. Kansje snart skal vi reise til Norge sammen. Han ma LAERE! Keep up the great work. I love your blog! Jeg er stolt av Norge da jeg lese din blog! Jeg har en blog ogsa, www.kaytwit.blogspot.com kom pa besok og se var gard! Hilsen, Katie