Thursday, October 6, 2011

This or That Thursday The Third

I'm totally enamoured with my Russian Sage, particularly with how much it grew this year. 
Seems I'm not the only one. It served as a multi-variety bee mecca this summer.




There's been just as much activity in the gardens this past week,
most unusual and highly suspect for the first week of October.
 These heirloom cherry tomatoes did their best to take over the garden,
with the onions being the largest casualty. While popping one of these into your mouth
is like a dollop of sunshine sliding straight to your heart, I would have preferred if
they had been more prolific when I had actually planted them.

Last year.

 Since when did tomato plants re-seed themselves?

Um, since Andrea decided to try growing Spanish onions?

Meanwhile, our front porch urns, have decided to put on their best display of the season, right now.
It may or may not having anything to do with the fact that there are two pots of mums waiting to replace the annuals that have usually seen better days by this time of year.

Flowers feeling threatened? Who would have guessed?
And while some threats may be idle rumours, the threat of frost is looming over my shoulder like my grade twelve English teacher during an exam.  I would be remiss if I didn't try to save some of that delectable scent of the Russian Sage before Jack Frost steals it all for himself.
Guard cat is optional.


~Be well friends!~









and then, she {snapped}




The Daily Wyatt




29 comments:

Seeing Each Day said...

Another entertaining post with amazing photos to boost - all lovely pictures but the two of your russian sage take the cake - simply beautiful.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Beautiful pictures! I love flowers and have many in my garden. I also love tomatoes especially in sandwiches. I am a new Follower of your Blog. I learnt about it from Katherine Corner's Thursday Favourite Things Blog Hop. I am a new Follower from Jamaica.
Judy - JUDY H-J'S THOUGHTS

deb duty said...

Enjoyed your post! You have a lot of beauty happening around you now! My favorite is that lovely jar of sage blooms. Makes me want to plant some just so I can have a jar full. And your little cat looking up near the blooms is just so cute. Lovely photos!

Lauri said...

Oh, a guard cat. I need to get one of those. All of your photographs were lovely, really loving the tomatoes, they are my garden favorite.

yue said...

amazing pictures. love the cat!

Lori said...

Great post, and I love your photos.
Especially the guard cat. :)

Susan said...

These are awesome shots. And I can hardly believe I see frost!!

Hope your day is blessed♥

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a great site you have!! The images are just amazing! So glad I found you! I am now following you via Katherine's Corner. I hope you will follow me too! Blessings to you!!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Oh! I have Russian sage too. I need to go collect some flowers! Thank you.

Lovely photos, Andrea. Hope you are having a wonderful fall day! :)

Jocelyn said...

Beautiful! I love Russian Sage. It's just a happy plant.

Have a great day!

Sall's Country Life said...

Andrea, you and your beautiful blog have inspired me on this ugly windy morning! So glad I found you and now I'm on your list of followers!

mamas*little*treasures said...

Hi Andrea - just found you through Katherine's Corner Thursdsay Blog Hop! Love the photos of your garden - we garden, too, but have not been able to do as much as we would like recently, but looking forward to next summer when we can try again ;o) Thanks for posting your beautiful photos! Hope to see you again soon - Nina @ mamas*little*treasures

PoetessWug said...

Hello! I'm visiting from Katherine's Corner Blog Hop...This is the first time I've seen your blog...Beautiful flowers! And the kitty's not bad either! :-)

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

That vivid pink pic is a spring header in waiting!
Does Russian sage have a bit of a spicy scent? I am trying to remember!

And Ember! That face! Those eyes!
What a doll!!!!
Have a wonderful day!
LYLAS
xo,misha

Eileen said...

Visiting from Katherine's place. Your photos are enchanting. Love your blog, too.

tiarastantrums said...

oh I had so many tomatoes sprout up this year that I did not plant either!!

Dawn said...

What beautiful captures. It seems I feel all panicky before the first heavy frost. Your guard cat should warn of frost as well:D

Lynne said...

I too like my Russian Sage which seems to be holding on and a beautiful blend of purple color with the orange and golds of autumn. We are experiencing a glorious Indian Summer on the Western shores of Lake Michigan. Warm daytime temperatures near eighty and cool camp fire evenings in the forties. I love fall . . .

Ruth said...

I love the second to last one best, such gorgeous colours :)

Grace InAZ said...

Lovely and descriptive photos..love 'em! Thanks for posting them! Hugs, GraceinAZ

Joan said...

Love your guard cat!

Chris said...

I'm growing sage too, but that variety. I love your garden and tomatoes and a beautiful cat. TFS.
Blog hopping from Katherine's Corner

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Your Russian sage looks beautiful, reminds me of lavender. Our cherry tomatoes try to over take our garden also, rambling and reseeding everywhere.

Georgie Horn said...

stopping by from katherine's Corner. Love your writing. I'm a new follower. Pop by my blog for a little puddin n pie.
http://georgie-hornpuddinnpie.blogspot.com/2011/10/tag-tuesday-and-another-giveaway.html

Barb said...

Lovely shots - I am feeling the same way - our flowers are still blooming in October and they really should not be!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Good Morning Andrea,
I think that bee went straight to your garden after it left mine! I have a pic of exactly the same kind of bee buzzing in my garden in a few earlier posts. You're very lucky to have gotten tomatoes this year...our plants are huge but the only plant that produced anything was the one cherry tomato and even then it didn't do much. Like you I had some tomato plants come on their own. I had thrown a bunch of them to the chickens late last fall and I guess some of the seeds took root. Enjoy your Russian Sage this winter!
Maura :) ps...beautiful photo's

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Lovely photos.

Regards and best wishes

Casa De Luna said...

Oooh! I want some Russian sage! Your garden looks beautiful. I can relate to your fear of frost. It's so sad when everything in my garden turns brown.

rachel said...

I have russian sage in my back yard, but I didn't know what it was! thanks for linking up.