Monday, October 7, 2013

Rainy Days and Mondays (don't get me down)

A cardio class, followed by an appointment, and a then bit of grocery shopping means that it's almost time to snuggle in on a rainy Monday, after a brief stroll in the garden.

There are still some roses and, finally, a few sweet pea blooms. (Those of you who visit on Facebook saw this photo.) When visiting friends in England, a few years ago, I remember the masses of sweet peas each woman grew and the fragrant bouquets brought inside. Perhaps that will be the case with my garden next year.

 I'm  still enjoying tomatoes, long may they produce.

The sky may be grey, but that just enhances the brightness of these tall beauties.

The Black-eyed Susans are almost finished, but I like the red stems with the golden petals and how summer flowers merge into the next season and become a part of autumn's loveliness.

The old song says, "Rainy days and Mondays always get me down."
That doesn't hold true for me.

Enjoy your day.


  1. Beautiful remnants of summer. These are the days to hold in our hearts when the rain pounds and the wind blows. Lovely photos. Your tomatoes look good - mine are starting to not taste as sweet now, and some are spoiling on the vines. Tomato season just might be over. So sad. Have a wonderful week, Karen.

  2. My goodness, you still have so many beautiful garden flowers; lucky you!
    Beautiful blossoms to enjoy a bit longer.

    Hope that this week is a great one for you :)


  3. Hi Karen, Your rudbeckia, sweet peas, and roses are colorful and pretty. Your tomatoes look really nice yet. Mine are slowing down for sure. Enjoy your garden and being outside in the beauty of fall!

  4. Both your garden and your photos are beautiful! I am new to your blog but I am looking forward to coming back :)

  5. On wet and rainy days you can make the most beautiful photos. Sweet peas always are wonderful, I could not do without their fragrance in summerbouquets. You still have lovely red tomatoes growing, mine are already finished. Wish you happy gardening in fall.

  6. vraiment magnifique toutes ces fleurs en macro
    avec les gouttes de pluie , un vrai plaisir à regarder
    edith (iris)

  7. You still have some nice flowers left in your fall garden Karen. I went looking for something to put in our garden club flower show for last night and everything was spent or too waterlogged to be of any use.

  8. I picked the last of our tomatoes yesterday. I read on someone's blog that it's a good idea to dig the spent plants directly into the bed and will try that this year. Elsewhere in the garden the blooms are sodden and faded, but they have their own beauty, still.

  9. What a beautiful pictures, Karen! Your garden flowers and tomatoes are so bright. Glad that rainy days and mondays don't get you down :0)

  10. Your garden is still producing wonderful photos, Karen! So glad you are enjoying your garden on a rainy Monday!

  11. Wonderful photos - so nice to still have some flowers left.

  12. Gorgeous. The tomatoes look awesome. Rabbits ate everyone of my Black Eyed Susan's. I am happy to enjoy yours today.

  13. Flowers with waterdrops always get me. I love the sweet pea. I can almost smell it :) Have a wonderful week ahead!

  14. Your flowers are so pretty-love the water droplets. I can't believe you still have tomatoes! I didn't have much of a crop this year-although I have a few green one's hanging on :)

  15. Hi Karen,

    Your rainy days brought you beautiful bounties, bursting with colour and flavour, for sure! Your flowers continue to enchant me with their vibrancy and delicate postures, always pretty, and always picturesque!

    Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


  16. Lovely pictures, you still have lots of gorgeous colour in your garden and delicious looking tomatoes too! I'm so glad rainy days and Mondays don't get you down, Karen! (Now I am humming the song) :)
    Helen x

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  18. Beautiful shots. Happy Thanksgiving to you my friend! Diane

  19. Again Karen!
    You still have summer flowers. Your tomato look delicious! They must be sweet! We had summer temperature back for a couple of days abruptly but finally the leaves of maple leaves in my garden turned autumn colors.
    Have a good day!



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