Tuesday, September 6, 2016

I don't know what it is like on your neck of the woods, but it is definitely still summer here in Kentucky.

Labor Day may have come and gone, but the sweltering heat is still upon us. 

Temperatures in the low nineties are keeping my air conditioning running at full force, and are leaving me in no mood to think about pumpkins and colorful leaves.

I see so many people adding fall touches to their homes, but I think that is going to have to wait awhile for me. 

I'm not sure just how much fall decorating I am going to do in my new apartment. Although I have way too many Christmas decorations, I didn't find any of my fall items in storage. 

So I think I will take a few weeks to enjoy what is left of summer (my favorite season despite the heat) before I commit to fall.

In the meantime I'm going to live vicariously through all of your lovely postings. 


  1. I am enjoying your beautiful flowers! The only things that are blooming in my yard at the moment are Hibiscus and my ever blooming azaleas. Everything else has retired until next spring :-(

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  2. Enjoy the flowers. Most of mine are dead from the relentless heat!

  3. It is hot here also! I'm not ready to think about Fall just yet. Not sure how much decorating I'll do either, may just be Christmas this year.

  4. The heat and humidity are coming back here again this week, although not like you have, Laura. However, at the same time the leaves are changing rapidly and have started to fall!

  5. Making my porch "fallish" is the only thing that gets my mind off of this miserable Louisiana heat and humidity. But really? As I was playing on my porch last weekend, the sweat was pouring down my shirt and between the boobies...hahahahaha.....still makes me laugh.
    And I like doing fall because it stays up for 3 months and involves no present buying like xmas pressure!!
    All my summer flowers are long gone. Even my hydrangeas are drying out. Yours are beautiful. specially that clematis!

  6. You have some lovely flowers still looking really nice in spite of summer heat and humidity.

    I'm ready for fall, but it might not be until the end of October for down here in s.e. FL.

    Enjoy the rest of your week ~ FlowerLady

  7. Hi Laura. Yes! Enjoy every last, lingering moment of summer. Here, in western Massachusetts, the mornings and evenings have definite nips in the air. The change from summer to fall is subtle but definitely there. I have replaced my rose wreath with the fall leaf one on the front door. And I've put some pretty amber lamps on the front hall table and added amber glass to the kitchen window shelves, in place of summer's cobalt blue. But no no no to pumpkins and straw figures. They can wait until summer has its last hurrah. Susan

  8. We are having about the same weather here in Illinois too. I am a summer girl so I love the summer days hanging on. I look forward to the cool crisp air of fall I am glad it is not here just yet. Your flower pics are gorgeous.

  9. Same weather here and the same "NO" to decorating for the next season way too early :)

  10. Although "fall" is in the air somewhat, we are having warm temps too and my flowers continue to burst with new blooms and are very vivid! I'm loving it and will enjoy it down to the last bloom and until the last flower drops off the plant! I don't "do" much fall decorating.. maybe some pretty colored leaves in a vase on our table and that's about it. It's enough to have to decorate for Christmas which I don't love so much anymore with no kids at home and family living far away (sniff sniff). When I lived in the woods of SW Washington state, I loved gathering boughs and greens, and pretty fall leaves, pinecones, etc. for fall displays.. but living in town in Oregon, there isn't much in the way of natural resources for decorating.. and don't like the fake stuff. I'm for enjoying summer for another month here! YOUR flowers by the way are gorgeous!

  11. i'm down in Tennessee and all I have left blooming in my yard are crepe myrtles, geraniums and a rose bush. Everything else gave in to the heat. The leaves are starting to turn ever so slightly.

  12. I don't blame you. It's still very hot here too. I think it is in many places right now. I haven't brought out the pumpkins yet, but I have started to transition a bit with Fall colors and textures. It really won't feel like Fall here until October.

  13. Well here in Texas, the heat and humidity has just about gotten on my nerves! I decorate for Fall in our home with the air running and pumpkin candles burning. I have to practice mind over matter.
    Love your hydrangeas!!

  14. Beautiful flowers, Laura! It's been feeling like fall for awhile here...I'm wondering if it is because spring came so early this year. Maybe our plants are just tired lol.


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