|Two real pumpkins and two concrete ones.|
That decorate the front of Linderhof.
With the cooler weather this week, we started to "winterize" Linderhof . . . first we
|The Master Bedroom|
Put the duvets on the beds
|The Guest Room|
So everyone can sleep warm and toasty.
And then, because we MAY lose flowers to frost . .
|The reblooming knock out roses in an old blue and white milk pitcher.|
We cut big bouquets and brought them inside.
Roses for the dining room.
|All of the sunflowers in the garden and the few pot marigolds that were still blooming.|
Sunflowers and pot marigolds for the breakfast room.
Normally, we move our plants inside on Columbus Day. I've done that for years and years and years.
Rarely do we have frosts before Columbus Day.
In fact, I don't remember a year that we've ever had to bring them in early.
Except for this year!
|The small plants are growing too big!|
The citrus and a jasmine and my big Chritmas cactus in the breakfast room.
|I love blooming plants indoors in the winter.|
Angel wing begonias in the sunroom upstairs.
And with temperatures falling this afternoon to a low in the lower 30's by morning. . .
|There's something warming about a fire.|
We had our first fire of the season, making us warm and toasty.
And . . .
|The first pot of chili.|
We miss the soups and stews of fall and winter.
And we're always eager to welcome them back.
I think Husband Jim is talking of popcorn later this evening.
It's another "rite of autumn and winter"
Saturday night popcorn.