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A little catch up…cause I can’t think of a better title

Well then, fall has well and truly landed on the West Coast.

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There are much fewer days of sunshine and this means that there is a greater need to get out into the garden for as much of it as possible.

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The garden is still going strong with cool weather crops, but I do think that fate has been a bit cruel to my Brussels sprouts. They are full of aphids and have grown to tiny, one centimetre balls. Hmm, so much for organic sprouts. I did spray them with soapy water, but being away all summer hasn’t helped. Oh well, win some lose some. (I’ll spare you the gruesome photos)

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Other parts of the garden are wonderful though. What do we think of the beautyberry, (Callicarpa)? I can’t make up my mind if I like it or not. Three small bushes came with the house and garden. Is it me or do purple berries just seem to shout out “I AM POISON” as a rule? (Although I know they aren’t.)

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Sunflowers are so worth growing, aren’t they?

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Not only are they lovely, majestic reminders of the most beautiful of van Gogh and France, they make such wonderful fall playgrounds for all sorts of wildlife.

This little chickadee keeps visiting and doesn’t mind us or the cats at all. Chloe got really close to him…like directly underneath the sunflower… and kept snapping photos. He gave her a look, as if to say, “yeah? you and whose army?” and kept pecking out the seeds. I guess he owns the garden.

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So now it’s evening and C and I have planted fifty yellow tulips, twenty dwarf irises and gathered a bunch of kale leaves for kale chips to eat in front of the telly tonight.

And, I just bought a 60″ Sony…yes I did! To replace my father’s old, hand-me-down, ancient plasma, which emits a high pitched squeal and burns a thousand kilowatts per hour, (marginal exaggeration), and some decent shows are on now, so I think we might stream something and cocoon.

What’s everybody watching these days? I’m liking this silly Manhattan Love Story and really liking Scorpion, as well as all the favourite returning shows. Gosh I feel spoiled for choice.

One day away from the weekend! Cant come fast enough this week for me. 😀

Big hugs, and I hope your Friday just flies by and you’re relaxing into the weekend in no time.

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Comments: 22

  • October 2, 2014
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    Oh, there’s nothing like a big screen TV! At the moment, I’m following a couple of series — “Outlander” on Showcase and “Forever” on CTV. And of course “Murdoch Mysteries” will be starting its new season soon on CBC.

  • October 2, 2014
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    Nice little visit here with you. Loved the Purple berries such a different change from the reds/oranges of fall. Congrats on the new TV. Here we are enjoying all our Crime shows like NCIS and CSI and of course for me, DWTS.

  • October 2, 2014
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    Love that sunflower! I saw Mahogany Sunflowers in a Cape Town garden recently – breathtaking.
    Thanks so much for the facebook love for my collage kitty 🙂 Words of artistic praise from you mean a lot!!

  • October 3, 2014
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    Your photography is amazing! Beautyberry is one of my favorite fall plants. I have two varieties and so much enjoy that pretty purple color.

  • Carole C

    October 3, 2014
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    Just subscribed to your blog and look forward to it – love your About page

  • Sharon Smith

    October 3, 2014
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    You are so talented. Sunflowers are my favorite. Enjoyed the visit.

  • mplemel

    October 3, 2014
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    I love the purple berries, so pretty, Favorite shows, NCIS, Scorpion. I enjoyed your blog.

  • Brenda Veinotte

    October 3, 2014
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    Love your blog and your artwork. It is a blessing.

  • October 3, 2014
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    I love all of the pictures and your wiry beaded fishies! I am from Ontario! why and when do you go to England? just being curious.

  • Catherine Llewellyn

    October 4, 2014
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    Great dialogues on here today! …. favourite shows right now are Masters of Sex, Under the Dome, Falling Skies, Ghost Whisperer (I know I know …), Witches of East End XX

  • daryledelstein

    October 4, 2014
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    catching up finally .. feeling like crap doesn’t make one want to sit in front of anything … i am loving Forever, my husband thinks its ‘stupid’ … and i am enjoying the return of favorites …

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