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 fall.....like 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.