Thursday, September 13, 2012

Hello sunshine and cooler weather

Hello everyone!  How are you?  This morning was one of those beautiful chilly fall-like mornings here at Mourning Dove Cottage.  I grabbed a sweater, poured myself a cup of coffee, and walked out on the back porch.    

Otis was curled up in a blanket snug as a bug in a rug.  

How about a stroll through the garden?  

We still have some summer color.  The purple Liriope looks pretty against the pink Encore azalea.  

The Virginia Creeper hanging over the garden fence will eventually turn a bright red in the fall, and below it you can already see the red berries of the Nandina bush.  

Do you remember the gourds I told you about?  We have quite a few and they are getting big.  I can't wait to make colorful crafty bird houses out of them!  

This cooler weather makes me want to start decorating for putting blankets on the back porch, chrysanthemums in pots, a colorful fall flag on the porch, and an autumn wreath on the front door.  


In case you're wondering how I am doing, well, I am doing fine.  The healing is coming along, the pain is tough to handle at times, but I am hanging in there.  I have been working on my exercises for my arms as that is very important right now.  I need to get my arms up over my head.  Next week I have an appointment for the radiation simulation which will show where I need to have the actual radiation.  Then radiation will probably start the following week.  So again, onward we go and hoping and praying this will soon be over.  


Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

I enjoyed my stroll with you in your garden Donna. Someday, I would love to stroll in your garden in person...hope that will happen someday.

I know you are in pain, but so glad to hear that you are doing you exercises...very important! Sending you hugs.

Donna said...

Thanks for letting me join in the stroll through the garden Donna! Lovely!
So glad it's all going on the Down-side of the treatments! It'll be all over before you can Spell Rumpelstiltskin....Hahahaa

Sherri said...

Donna, you garden looks lovely and I'm glad you could enjoy it this a.m.!! HUGS gently to you for your recovery. I wish I could wave a wand and make all the unpleasantness go away!

mississippi artist said...

Glad you are enjoying your garden, these cooler mornings are nice. Sorry you are in pain, praying it will go away.

Happy@Home said...

I enjoyed the tour of your early fall garden. Those gourds are so interesting and I have no doubt you will turn them into something cute and creative.
Glad to hear that you are doing well. I hope it won't be long until the pain is a thing of the past.
Hugs to you.

Mimi Sue said...

Love this time of year! So happy to hear everything is going so well. Congratulations on new baby Esme! Something to get well for. It's so great being a grandma. Mimi

Babs said...

Hey Donna! Love your garden photos and the one with Otis. Makes me smile. Your Christmas cactus looks like mine. I've had it outdoors all summer and it's really grown. I'll bring it in sometime next month. Hopefully, it'll bloom at Christmas instead of Thanksgiving. I'm sorry you're having pain from the surgery. You're still in my thoughts and prayers. :)