There's a nip in the air, and it is actually chilly for here in sunny SoCal! I love this time of year. Above is an old martin birdhouse. The difference with martin birdhouses from others is that they have little compartments built in them so the birds can make their nests. This birdhouse of mine sits on my arbor close to my front door. If you look close, you can see the two little birds on the left checking it out. There were about five or six of them out there until I came outside with my camera! I love watching them out my front window while they busily prepare their nests. Below are some of the pumpkins I grew and the white one and little ones I bought. They are about done for the season, but I think I'll leave them there until after Thanksgiving! I'm still amazed I could actually grow pumpkins! The rest of the pictures are of my Fall gardens. Since our weather is mild here in southern CA we get to garden all year round!

This is my favorite rosebush! I love the way that the white roses not only look but the way they smell as well. See the streak in the sky in the background? Every time I see one streak, I say it's my Dad driving him and my Mom around in heaven! I was the one that had to take my Dad's car and driver's license away because of his Alzheimer's. And believe me, that was the worst thing I could have done to him, if felt horrible. He LOVED to drive. So, I find some comfort when I see these streaks in the the blue sky. And if there are two streaks? My Dad let my Mom drive on her own! Yep, lame but we all find peace in our hearts in different ways. I hope you all have a wonderful week-end and find some time to come see us at Country Roads! Take care.


Pent-Up Photos said...

I really enjoyed walking around in your garden with you this morning! I especially loved the smell of that gorgeous rosemary bush and those beautiful roses! And the blue sky was amazing! Invite me over again!


marcela cavaglieri said...

How beautiful that garden looks, sue, thank you for sharing with all of us. By the way, I added the Google translator to my page but be aware: it's crazy!!! I can't stop laughing every time I click on it and read myself "translated to English"!!! I swear I don't drink it's just Google!!!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Great photos Sue. Love the garden. I also love your reason for the streak in the sky. That made me smile.