F Simple and Serene Living: one last gasp 09 10
Monday, September 30, 2013

one last gasp

Just when you have finally said good bye to summer. Just when you have donned your first fall clothes. Just when you have purchased your first pumpkins. You come across these.



Sitting proudly in a planter. Snubbing their nose at fall. Saying, aren't I the prettiest shade of geranium you have ever seen?



You sigh, pull your summer sandals back out of your closet, pull on a pair of shorts one more time, and vow to have just that shade of salmon colored geranium on your patio next summer. 

So tomorrow I will face the reality of fall again, but today I am going to raise my face up to the warm sun and pretend it is summer for just one more day. Because PSSSTT!!! tomorrow is October.



 

15 comments:

  1. Such a pretty flower....it is amazing how when you think it's over some flower will bloom again. I love when that happens. It is Fall here...it raining gently this morning. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  2. Such a beautiful color! It is cold here, in the 40s this morning.

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  3. It's plenty warm here, as we anxiously await the pleasures of October.

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  4. The geraniums are a beautiful color. That is one flower I have never had before, and I think I have only seen them in red and white here. It is Fall here low 30's in the morning and no windows open.

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  5. We have cooler mornings and cooler nights and the leaves are beginning to change color, but I'm with you! Today is the last day before October. I think October marks the first day of Fall to me.. I'm still wearing shorts and flip flops though. We are going to be in the 80's this week.

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  6. How lovely! Enjoy this last day of September...we are getting waterlogged here!

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  7. Pretty geraniums. Mine are still looking good. I will have to bring them in soon. But it is more like summer here yet most days.
    Enjoy the day!

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  8. Laura, I feel the same way about fall! Soon all the patio furniture will be put away and the pots will be cleared. I love your geraniums! They are wearing the perfect shade of salmon! I need to savor these days and the flowers for as long as possible.

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  9. Laura, are you on goggle +. I'm learning to use it and it seems lots of bloggers are using it these days. I don't think Typepad (which I'm on) supports google friend connect. Just wondering because I'd love to get your posts via google + but I see there are plenty of other options.

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  10. Hi Laura,
    Those are some beautiful geraniums! I don't know that I have ever purchased that color before! Enjoy the warm weather as soon enough we will be soooo cold. lol
    xoxo

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  11. Two of my rose bushes have buds because our September was so warm!

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  12. Those are a lovely fall surprise!

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  13. What a simply wonderful colour! I have never seen anything like it on a geranium. We had our first frost a few nights ago but l still have a few flowers alive in my garden and one pumpkin growing stubbornly. Pam xx

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  14. Oh, I know exactly how you feel Laura. When I decorated the front porch for Fall this past weekend, I just could not bear to get rid of the pots of pretty impatiens. So...... much to my husband's chagrin and eye rolling, I had him transport those heavy pots to in front of my office/studio glass doors, where I can enjoy them until the first frost. Happy Tuesday Laura. ~

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