This Summer has been very interesting, weather-wise and otherwise.
Mums are blooming in the side garden at home. I’ll replace the red geraniums on the apartment porch with mums next month.
A month or so ago, I purchased three very nice faux bittersweet vines at The Flower Petaler on S. Main, St Charles MO. I packed them away in our storage building. J assures me they won’t be difficult to find when I am ready to use them at the apartment, next month. September is my Fall decorating month.
We were organized with our packing in the beginning. By the time we took the Fall things to the building we were beginning to drag, just a tad.
Xanti and friend on an apple picking trip, around ‘99 or 2000. That is G’ma Pat with the girls.
Our passenger was the scarecrow the girls put together at Eckert’s Orchard. The photo was shot when we stopped for lunch at Pere Marquette Lodge.
I remember this day so clearly. Happy time!
A Camdenton Missouri produce market a few years ago. I love the flower filled washing machine.
We are wondering if we will have another Winter, like the previous Winter. There were predictions we would be in for it this Summer. So far, it has been a delightful Summer. With the rain and cooler days, it has felt a little like Fall a day or two, here and there, all Summer.
Eckert’s Orchard, Belleville IL.
It occurred to me, this morning, it is just a couple of weeks until the anniversary of the BPM move to Typepad, September 2010. I am quite happy and satisfied I made that transition.
The photo shows a Fall vignette on the bedroom mantel, around 2010. We removed the mantel when we prepared the master bedroom for painting, last month. It’s in storage, for one of the daughters.
One of my favorites, September 2010, Chateau on the Lake Branson Missouri.
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"Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting,
yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains..."
- Diane Ackerman
Photos from the archives of Back Porch Musings 2007~2014