Friday, October 18, 2013

My Fall So Far









We are having a pretty nice fall here in Indiana. The temps had stayed warm until this week and now it is chilly and breezy.  But with a bright blue sky, green grass, and the leaves changing colors, I want to spend as much time outside as I can.

We have not had a killing frost, so we are still harvesting produce from the garden - tomatoes, beans, and peppers. The herbs are doing great with new crops of dill and cilantro ready to pick. And the chickens are enjoying their freedom of free ranging during the afternoons. I plan on doing some outside chores this weekend; taking some plants to the greenhouse, cutting back perennials, and maybe planting some bulbs.

I haven't done any gardening for almost a month because I have been sick with MONO! Can you believe it? I didn't think people my age could get it, but they can and I did:) So I have had a very sore throat and I'm so tired that I have to nap every afternoon. Then I got a cold on top of that. What a mess! But I think I'm getting better and a little exercise will be good for me.

I want to thank everyone who reads my blog and leaves such lovely comments. They mean so much to me! Have a great weekend!


8 comments:

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

You really live in such a beautiful area. Our fall has been warm as usual. I am so ready for cooler temps. Love your header shot. Always so pretty.

Lady Linda said...

Lovely pix and so warm for you yet! We are too here in OR...70 all this week and predicted for next week too. Kind of strange.
I do hope you are feeling better.

Karen Frost said...

Beautiful photos, Cindy - glad you are having a nice fall so far! Your garden is still lovely as ever. So sorry to hear you have been ill :( I was thinking of you and wondering why you hadn't posted in so long. Glad you are feeling better and able to get outside to enjoy your lovely weather. Hugs xoxo Karen

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Your weather is the same as mine ( Western PA ) it would seem. Oh the donkey and horse pics just cracked me up! :)

Diane Mars said...

Cindy, I am so sorry I have not been by to check in on you! I was so self absorbed in my own surgery that I missed all together your illness. Mono now that sucks! I too didn't think us adults could get it take care, I now how frustrating it is not being able to garden, I just did that last weekend with my husbands help.Take care and rest~

Brenda Brown said...

Love your photos Cindy, you have been harvesting some great produce and like us in the UK seem to have an extended autumn, how lucky we have been. I hope you are feeling better, I'm sorry you have been ill but wish you a speedy recovery. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment. Have a great weekend.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Don't you just love fall! Beautiful photos...........and I am so sorry that you have been ill. Mono is very hard to jump back up from. Treat yourself good and get enough rest!

Nellie said...

Oh, no! Unbelievable that you have had mono! I had that when I was in my mid-twenties! I remember how I felt, and it was no fun! I hope you are feeling better by now. xo Nellie