Are about embracing the change of seasons.
Yesterday I ruthlessly pulled out the geraniums and planted mums and ornamental peppers in the window boxes. (I left the lobelia because it finally looks good after struggling all summer.) I switched out the wreath on the front door. And I mentally welcomed autumn. I’m a summer girl and this is not an easy thing for me to do but I’m a big believer in accepting things we can’t change and I can’t change the fact that the seasons have changed – whether I like it or not.
Maybe sometimes Mondays are about accepting where we are.
Robby H says
Maybe Fall will settle for not being shunned and hold off on bringing his friend Winter into the picture. ; ) Me? I’m still struggling with resetting my walk schedule as sunrise comes ever later.
It might as well be a pretty fall even if you don’t like it!
That’s the spirit! (And that bed is looking pretty good. . . )
That is a really lovely welcome to autumn!
I am beyond happy to see Fall arrive! I’m already complaining because we are supposed to have one day this week that is 84 degrees and humid – not fall-like at all!
Mums always help with the change of the season! (I’m with you though…summer is the best!)
I love autumn and hope that this one will be full of beautiful days! Your flowers look pretty!
I did just about the same a week ago. The petunias were just too far gone and the red, yellow, white mums looked petit and sweet, ready to take over. On my front door I put a wreath with orange berries to completed my change over. I love autumn when it has warm days and cool mornings AND last well into November. We’ll see how this one measures up!
Looking good, Carole! Your sedums (those are sedums, aren’t they?) are beautiful.
What a nice Monday post: Acceptance. I like it.
Window box looks lovely! Praying for fall down here in NCFlorida. it was 83/feels like 90 at 9:00 this morning.
Can’t wait until we relocate to NC and can have actual seasons! Have started researching all the flowers I’ll be able to plant in our new zone, and higher altitude (2,900 ft).
Better a beautiful autumn than a raggedy summer—you nailed it!
Your window boxes look great, Carole! I find the transition to fall way easier than to winter – at least there are still flowers!
I’ll be thinking about your concluding comment – “accepting where we are” for awhile. Thanks for a good reminder. And your flowers are lovely.