Monday, August 18, 2014

Signs of Fall at the Farmhouse.....

Of all the Summer months, my favorite is August.  The reason for this is that its the closest one to Fall!  During August I start dreaming a little bit of Autumn...... I will start enjoying the scent of a pumpkin candle.... note that a few Dogwood Tree leaves have fallen..... enjoy the purple spike flowers of the Lirope that always bloom in August and other harbingers that signal that the end of Summer is coming.
 

This year I have enjoyed a Sunflower and some pumpkins from God.  The above sunflower and the below pumpkins grew with no assistance from me.  The pumpkins volunteered in the spot where some pumpkins had been discarded last winter.  Pumpkins don't grow well around here but these managed to grow to maturity.


We've had a lot of nice rain this summer and haven't hit 100 degrees on a single day.... yet.   Lots of days have been down right Fall-like.  I snapped the below picture of some grape tomatoes early one morning between showers.
 

When I saw these "three" heart shaped Morning Glory leaves I couldn't help but think "Father, Son and Holy Spirit".



Dogwood Leaf:



Leaves of Three, Leave it be?


Another nice thing about the end of August,... Baby Jake will soon be here.


Enjoy your late summer!

5 comments:

Little Penpen said...

Beautiful photo's Debbie! I love the three's... father, son, holy spirit. What a sweet gift from your heavenly Father; a very perfect sunflower and pumpkins. I love that you appreciate the beauty in God's handiwork.

Meggie said...

What a nice post to start my Monday! "volunteer flower and pumpkin seeds" seem to always grow better.

Auntie M said...

Have been missing your posts.
Thank you for this one. I always appreciate the random shots you make around and in the farm house.
This one is especially good.

Impera Magna said...

Love your photographs... hard to believe your dogwood has already started dropping leaves but we have had some cool nights.

So exciting that your newest grandson will be arriving shortly... what fun!


Mary Ann said...

Those pumpkins are awesome! I do love fall...

My dream is to successfully grow lots of pumpkins one day so I can have as many as I like to decorate with! I love pumpkins!

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