The Fabulous Fall

The leaves are now down

The warmth becomes dear.

I gladly recall

the fabulous year.

Twas a beautiful fall,

spring, summer and all.

Now we move on

With a wink and a cheer.

Yes, my friends, it has been a beautiful fall.  Stacked upon a lovely spring and a sensational summer.  We did it!  Six months of great weather strung together in central Indiana, middle west of the USA.  As Granny would say, “Put a mark on the wall.”

Here are a few scenes from the previous several weeks, all taken here in the yard, as always.


















By the way.  On that ever engaging question of “just what is the finest weather?”  I must say… a crisp, clear October day,  warm, with a slight breeze and a hint of cool.  Mmmmmm.  That is some mighty fine weather.FabulousFall07


52 thoughts on “The Fabulous Fall

    1. That’s a good way to put it. Snap. A sunny, snappy October day. Maybe that sounds more British, but I sure enjoy them here too. 🙂

    1. Thanks. It sure is. Indeed, it may already be creeping in. As I write this, I wonder whether that first first really hit last night or not. 🙂

  1. Thank you for the beautiful and colorful autumnal garden post, Jim. Enjoy the golden colors, beautiful leave… I so love the last one, how did you do it?

    1. Thanks Amy. The last one? The Gloriosa Daisy which is winking? Well, you see… I find that if I talk with my flowers, tend them, keep the weeds at bay, promise not to spray nasty chemicals on them and be nice to my family in front of them, they will wink at me. It’s so sweet. 🙂

  2. Lovely, as always, Jim! I’ll be taking a walk around our property this evening to bid adieu to the plants as our first round of freezing temps are due tonight. This beautiful little ball of mud continues to spin–Here comes November!

    1. Yes sir. I think you were up to the same thing at about the same time last evening. Adieu, little friends. Spin, spin, spin, mother dear. Cheers. 🙂

    1. GREAT. Oh how I love lovely weather. Of course, effective immediately, I might not be able to report such any more. But six months in a row is good enough. 🙂

    1. It sure was. I track the weather in Minnesota occasionally. I thought it looked quite nice up there. Ready for the jackets now, though, eh?

    1. Awwws thanks, Julie. You are so nice. The place has been looking good, but we are about to go strangely blank. How I make that fun and exciting blogospherically, I’m not sure. Song birds, I guess. They will start hanging around the yard more regularly, I hope. They usually do. Cheers. 🙂

  3. I thought where have you been hiding Jim, but here you are! 🙂 Gorgeous photos, beautiful poem, always an inspiration to visit your place!!! 🙂

    1. Thanks. How very nice to think that you wondered about me. I wasn’t hiding, but I was distracted – which adds up to the same in this format, I suppose. Thanks so much for your kind words. Always glad to provide inspiration. 🙂

  4. Wonderful, really gorgeous autumn photos… that view of the house (picture 10 I think) resembles so much my dad’s little wooden house beside his garden, that’s totally special. 🙂 I was so ill these last days so I wasn’t online almost at all, but I’m giving my best to get back on the track – I hope you’re doing really really good! I was happy to find the likes you left, and I’m looking forward to your comments as always. Take care, all the best! Tanja

    1. Hi Tanja. I hope you are doing better. I think you are referring to our cool, open-faced barn. It is quite the visual element. We built it exactly one year ago. It is a monster addition to our place in so many ways. All good. Be well and get back to sharing your thoughts. I’ll check in soon. Cheers. 🙂

      1. Hello again! I’m slowly recovering, let’s just hope I won’t run into any new infection, I wouldn’t be able to handle it for sure. Yes, I had in mind the wooden construction that could be seen on a couple of photos, it’s cool indeed and the shape resembles very much what my dad built years ago, some sort of multifunctional wooden house. Before I got ill, strangely enough I was literally made to visit the garden, it was a total shock considering all the circumstances – anyway that view was more or less the first thing I saw there after many long years, and your photos reminded me of it. I’ll try to stay well, you too take care – all the best from me to you and your family out there far away 🙂 Best wishes, Tanja

    1. Sigh. Thanks, Annabel. Check back in a few months and you will be sitting in the Zambezi Valley heat wondering how those poor suckers survive in frozen Indiana. But we will be powering through with the memory of the six months of amazing weather we had in the spring, summer and fall of 2014. Cheers. 🙂

  5. I’m so inspired at the moment, thank you for posting your wonderful corner of the world. The wide variety of colors makes my heart happy.

    1. Hi Sharon. Checking back in after a little blogoshperic disappearing act. You are most welcome. Thank you for appreciating my little corner of the world. The whole darn place makes my heart happy and it is my pleasure to share. I hope you have had a nice fall and are ready for winter. Cheers. 🙂

    1. Hi Julia. Thanks for your kind comment. I apologize for the delayed reply but I couldn’t agree more – it was a great summer and a beautiful autumn. It is shaping up into a nice winter as well. I hope you are enjoying New York. You looked fabulous gracing Manhattan in white lace this fall! 🙂

  6. Oh dear! Your gorgeous, magnificent fall photos make me want to go right out and take a walk in the woods. I best hurry because the cold is settling into the Boston area as I type. Snow prediction for this weekend. Oh no!

    1. Oh, I hope you got out and took that walk. As I write this delayed reply, I am guessing that Boston is being blanketed in snow and celebrating the glorious loveliness of another season entirely. We sure are here in Indiana. 🙂

    1. Thank you. Embraced by the golden trees – what a fine way to put it. I love the golden glow of a sunny fall evening. Now, it is time to be embraced by the soft white of a sunny winter day. I’ll try to share that vision directly. Cheers. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much. I apologize for the delayed reply while I thank you very much for your kind comment. Yes, we had a lovely fall. Just lovely! 🙂

    1. Thanks. They lift my spirits too. As I write this note we seem to have moved into winter. The colors are much different but spirit lifting in their own right. I love it! Have a great day. 🙂

  7. I love looking at your beautiful flowers, and it looks like you have woods next door. Did I see a walking path in the next-door woods? You have a perfect place! Don’t let the winter get you down. I’m sure there is beauty in the darkest season, also.

    1. Thanks. Yes, we have a nice little woods on the north side of our property. Beautiful in all seasons, particularly fall. The darkness of winter drags on, but I do love cold weather and snow. Good thing, because off we go…. Cheers. 🙂

  8. Your beautiful Fall pictures are a treat for the eyes. We have had a lovely Autumn here in the UK, blue skies, sharp cold mornings, great for walking. Take care.

    1. Thanks. I’m glad to hear you had a fabulous fall as well. Oh, I love the seasons. We seem to be moving right into winter around here. That’s OK by me. I like winter. 🙂

    1. Hi Margaret. It was a glorious autumn and now it feels like winter. As of this morning, Monday November 17, our garden is indeed under a blanket of snow. Only a couple inches, but it sure is dramatic and pretty. On with winter…..

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