From suburban lawn to backyard homestead…with ducks. A journal by Lori Fontanes
Copyright 2015, Lori Fontanes
back-to-nature, flowers, growing food, home, living in suburbia, organic gardening, photography, seasons
September 12, 2015
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Gorgeous pictures. they look like paintings. The textures and colors are so rich and the compositions so clean.
Thanks so much!!!
I have a big smile across my morning with the sight of your autumn images. Thanks, I really enjoyed them.
So happy to be of service! (PS, I’m trying to hurry autumn along–a little sick of summery humidity at this point…)
You have a great harvest of everything.
Thanks! Can’t take credit for all of it but I did grow tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, the gourds and the squash. No nectarines. (Squirrel got all my peaches, too!!!)
Squirrels! That is why I no longer grow vegetables.
I totally understand. *sigh*
Those veggies look good.
Thanks! It’s been a delicious kinda summer here in Westchester.
It’s been a little too humid for my taste, but I have too agree that local food’s been really good. Just the other day I enjoyed some home grown corn that tasted better than anything I’ve ever had.
What we hate, some plants really love, I guess! A few more weeks of this and we should be heading into the Halloween stretch–my favorite time of year!!!
Love that gourd and winter squash! We’ve had no squash or pumpkins this year – just too cold and wet. Very disappointing after last year’s bumper crop!
So sorry to hear that! Every year is a surprise anymore. Can’t bank on any specific crop so we plant a little of this and a little of that and hope for the best. 🙂
A beautiful collection of colorful photos to welcome in the most colorful season!
Thanks!!! Fall can’t get here fast enough, IMHO!
Lovely pictures, Lori! Makes me excited for fall!
Thank you! Hey, what is like down in Texas? Is it at all like L.A., I wonder?
Nooo…nothing like L.A. We like L.A. a lot better. Texas isn’t our kind of place, but we had to check it out for ourselves. We’ll be moving again later. We have the travel bug, so I don’t think we’ll be “settling” anywhere any time soon!
Nice solo fruits! I wish I could grow squash, especially this time of year, but the squash vine borers won’t give me a chance.
Our squash have two nemeses here: critters and powdery mildew. The critters are insatiable and the mildew pretty much the same. I (attempt to) fence out the critters and ignore the mildew–we don’t use any chemicals and as long as it comes on later, doesn’t do much harm. I still get plenty of fruit. Mildew’s just unsightly but also unavoidable with the heavy heat and humidity that’s a part of this climate. I’m glad we got a pass on the borers (knock on pumpkin!) 😉
Oh my … i am kind jealous when I look at all those gift coming from your garden. How nice is that! 😀
We are indeed very lucky to be able to grow a lot of fun & delicious things! 🙂
Absolutely gorgeous! You’ve summed up the end of summer nicely with those lovely photos! 🙂
Thanks a bunch!!! 🙂
Very nice. The only fall colors close to home are yellowing leaves on the weeds. 🙂
As long as it’s not poison oak, you’re OK, right?
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