Friday, November 26, 2010


It is nearing the end of November and there is a bitter chill in the air.  My yard looks like this now, and I try not to feel sad about my little backyard friends, exposed without their leaves, shivering in the cold, harsh Nebraska wind.

 The marigolds fought a brave fight, continuing to bloom against all odds, but they too eventually bowed to nature's course and went to sleep.

But these! They grow just out my kitchen window, and there they are day after day looking so chipper and resolute that they brighten up my world.  Yet I know that one cold morning soon they too will admit defeat and slip away into hibernation with all the rest.

When that dark and gloomy morning comes I will try not to focus on the loss of my cheerful little friends, but rather to focus on the anticipation of seeing them again come next spring.  It helps to have something to look forward to, doesn't it?
She brightens up my world every day too.


  1. You have a white picket fence... you ACTUALLY HAVE a white picket fence lol??? How perfect does your life look lol? ;) I'm glad you've still got a few stragglers to brighten your days! I have similar feelings every time I see a little more sunshine this season.

  2. Those flowers are way impressive! I can't believe they're still blooming! I have one type of flower that still looks pretty, too. All of the rest have gone to sleep, or died.

    When I read your post title, I thought it was going to be about Christmas. :)

  3. i love flowers, and i wish i had a garden. AND you know i love me some snapdragons!