I am completely in love with my yard right now. This is my 6th autumn here with a large garden(s), and so far, my most successful. The pumpkin patch is amazing!!! Even with the threat of yet another early frost coming on Monday, I am still happy with how many pumpkins, gourds and squash I have. My fall and Halloween displays should be nearing impressive for sure. It is difficult to show in pictures how crazy these pumpkin vines have went, but when I am standing in among them, I feel like I am in an ocean of sorts. I won't know exactly how many I have until after the frost, when I can walk freely through the patch.
I'm talking a lot about pumpkins here, but what I'm really featuring in these photos is a sweet little visitor that showed up back in June. We call him Sam, and he is the friendliest kitty you've ever met. We're certain someone dropped him off near our home, and we've been loving him and looking for a home ever since. I've become so fond of him that I am almost sad to say that we have found the perfect home for him. I already have 3 kitties, and one more is just too many. I only ever intended to have one. Sam has been begging to come indoors since day 1, but he wants my other 3 to move out. I tried to explain things to him, but he thinks he's special and should have rule of the roost. He will have just that where he's going and will receive more than enough love from his new Mommy.
|I tossed my daughter into the patch to offer some perspective.|
|I just had to toss in a photo of these huge marigolds. Most of them easily cover my hand, fingers and all, and yes., they are that bright of an orange.|