September 16, 2010

Fall is in the Air - Out & About – Fertilizer Friday

Wow!   Fall sure didn’t creep in this year!  We went from 90 degrees and sweltering to a high of 70 and very cool nights in just a few days.

September 8th was the last time I had visitors at the Hummingbird feeder.
09 12 Hummer
I figured it might be the last time.  Boohoo - until next year.

The Morning Glories were in full swing just a few days ago…..
09 12 Morning glories ….and now they are fading.

The daturas are still blooming but…..
09 12 Dat pod
…..starting to put out seed pods for next year.

One of the prettiest weeds is showing up everywhere….
09 12 Pokeweed
Pokeweed!  I love those deep purple berries.

On a recent jaunt, my new roomy, a former city dwelling dog, is being introduced to the suburban life.
09 12 Elsa
A few days ago on a trip to a pond a few minutes from here, Elsa met some new “beasts”.  And much barking ensued.

09 12 Horse on a hill
“What is that!?!?!” she barked.

The beasts were very curious too.
09 12 Horses at the gates

There were every bit as interested in her as she was in them.
09 12 Black horse
They followed us along the fence.  And at one point even showed off by kicking up their heels and prancing around.
09 12 Chestnut horse
I would have loved to get a little closer but didn’t want to spook the horses.  Maybe next time.

So what’s going on in your neck of the woods?  A good place to see what 's going on elsewhere is to visit Tootsie’s Fertilizer Friday.


Tootsie said...

oh still have HOT compared to we are getting frost tonight...and by tuesday we expect snow...yes I said the S word!!! your flowers are lovely...thanks for linking in today...I love visiting all around the gardens of my online family!

LC said...

The morning glories certainly are putting on a show at your place... & that's a nice looking horse! L

Beth said...

What pretty horse photos! Love the picture you took of the hummingbird too. Your morning glories look lovely!
Blessings, Beth

Mary said...

Lovely pictures! I have yet to capture on of a hummingbird. Our Morning Glories are just getting started down here in Florida. I almost feel like we live in the Land Down Under!
Linking through Fertilizer Friday, and I'm your newest follower. :)

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Love your photos, especially the he hummingbird.
How great to be able to take a walk and have an adventure

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Luv the photos of the horses. And also the floral photos. Thanks for sharing....Julian

Karen said...

Oh, your morning glories are so pretty! I have never had alot of luck with them. And the pokeweed, how beautiful for a 'weed'.

I bet your city dog is having fun adjusting to the country, what a change! Thanks for such great photos!

Alea said...

Your weather sounds like ours! Though my plants have been quite happy to have a reprieve from the heat. The lowest we have gone at night is 36 degrees, so I know it won't be long before a freeze kills everything. :(

My horses love playing chase and tag with any visiting dogs.

Linda May said...

The doggie story is funny. It reminds me of my old dog Freddie. The first time he saw a horse he turned tail and ran in the opposite direction, He was probably thinking that is the biggest bloody dog I have ever seen! Hahaha.
That humming bird is so perfect and delicate it almost looks unreal.

Shirley said...

Well, if we were 70 degrees here we'd be so happy. Our highs have been 46 F (8 Celsius) the last few days. Yesterday was a balmy 11 Celsius, which translates to 51.8. Fall is in full swing here in Edmonton, Alberta.

Nice shots of the hummingbird and the horses! How is your city companion adjusting to the country? I'm sure she is loving it!

PS Thanks for dropping by Come again soon.

Beth said...

I love the hummingbird photo! Elsa looks like she enjoyed her adventure with the beasts, they were beautiful too.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I really appreciate it!

Suzy said...

Fall has set in here too and I personally love it. The horsies are so cute. :-)

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troutbirder said...

I wish I could grow a patch of morning glories like that... so cool and yet bright.

Wendy said...

Fun post! Thanks for the name of the pokeweed...we have a ton of it and I had no idea it had a name! I have to go back and read some of your older posts...did you just move! Enjoying my visit at your blog this evening :)

GardenofDaisies said...

Elsa's reaction to the horses is cute! A city dog has a lot to get used to!

Erin@likegrandmas said...

Maureen, thanks for coming by to see my wash boiler. Glad you did, looks like I can learn a ton from your blog:0)

Verde Farm said...

Cute blog. Love your horse photos and the morning glories are so pretty. I am sad to see them fade. Thanks for sharing!
Amy at Verde Farm