I adore pansies
And they adore the prairie
Except for summer
When it is far too hot
The back flower box can be seen from the breakfast room
And pansies are always planted there
For pansies always make me smile.
But come summer, the pansies must be replaced
An I usually plant begonias
Begonias don't bolt, if they don't get watered every day they're okay
They like our summer heat.
This year, however, I planted
They were pretty when they were first planted
When it wasn't too hot
And it wasn't too dry.
They bolt and get too leggy
I've stopped planting them
But somehow, this year, I had petunia amnesia
But the winter pansies are at the nursery
And so I bought a flat
To replace the petunias in the back window box
(I love the autumn shadows on the back of the house)
And with a couple of leftovers
I pulled the petunias from this pot
And replaced them with pansies.
There is something comforting about pansies and fallen leaves.
After pansy planting,
A girl needs refreshment
And since it was half past three
I put the kettle on
And with a wee bouquet of pansies that I picked from my just planted plants,
I decorated the table in the breakfast room.
Since I was celebrating pansy planting,
I used the china Spode Camilla with the gold trim
And since it was fall, the nosh was pumpkin bread
Old fashioned pumpkin bread
Just pumpkin -- no raisins, no nuts
my grandmother's recipe!
And admired both inside and out
And a cup of tea to warm one up.
For it feels like fall on the prairie this weekend.
The duvet has been put back on the bed!
It's good to snuggle under feathers!