Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Autumnal Equinox

Last week, the weather here turned hot and humid. Just when we were sorting clothes for cooler weather, we had to pull out shorts again. Needless to say, my sewing suffered. I did some knitting, but don't have much to show for it, so today, I thought I would show you what my world looks like just now.

The garden that we ripped out in July, and replaced with planters, has taken off gloriously.


Now looks like this:

Hard to believe it is the same space.

A little rose bush I picked up at the grocery store, is covered in flowers.

The Acidanthera is adding a bit of exotic beauty to the mix.

However, we are seeing signs that despite the warm weather, winter is coming.

My neighbourhood was built over fifty years ago, and the trees are big and beautiful.

Last week it was all green, now it will change quickly.

This is a "Parsley Worm", snacking on some parsley in a pot on the back patio. Next spring, it will become a Swallowtail Butterfly. Eat fast, little guy. The frost will be here soon and the parsley will be gone.


  1. Lovely garden in pots, they are flourishing. Wee caterpillar, hope he can get food galore in good time.

  2. OH is thaaaat what those worms turn into? No wonder they were all over my mom's parsley last year!!

  3. Your container garden has turned out to be a great idea! Well yes, winter is on its way for you, but meantime those colours will be so glorious......sigh.....that's quite the exotic caterpillar, I like its fancy duds.

  4. I haven't seen a caterpillar for decades! Over here, we're experiencing the HAZE. I check the PSI obsessively before I go out and I've totally stopped exercising outdoors except for Tuesday night when I have a class with my neighbours. Yesterday it rained and everyone celebrated because it's supposed to reduce the haze but today it looks hazy as ever. I'm starting to forget what blue skies look like.