Fall seems to be the time for all the warm colors like orange, yellow, brown, etc. I'm kind of tired of all the traditional fall decorations. I guess it's just gotten so over the top in the last several years. I'm liking very simple decorations and lots of jewel toned colors. Purples, pinks, scarlets, bright royal blues, and intense golds.
I pulled the last of my spindly petunias Saturday, and planted these gorgeous dark purple pansies for winter. As I was planting, out popped a good sized toad. Poor thing.... I think it was dug in for the winter. It hopped out and patiently waited on the step while I finished planting. I gently picked it up and put it back amongst the pansies, and hopefully, it dug it's way back down in the nice warm soil.
Don't you just love these pink mums?! Once again, I forsook the golds and reds for these pretty posies.
My periwinkle blue asters are just brilliant! These sorts of colors seem kinda old fashioned to me, and that's what I find so appealing. I'm sure that I'll eventually come back to the more traditional fall color scheme. Maybe I'm just having a hard time letting go of summer. I still have lovely blooming pink petunias, and gorgeous blooming fuchsia geraniums. Also, my blue daze is spectacular right now. I imagine the cool night temperatures are doing the magic. The temps. also enticed me to get some home-made tomato soup going in the crock pot for this evening's meal. Well..... it's that time of day.... yoga time! Gotta go and stretch..... Here's to a lovely week ahead....xo