It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is here tomorrow and time to decorate for Christmas. I love the fall but Christmas is my all time favorite holiday competing with Halloween.
Since we enjoy our patio and pond so much I had to add some pumpkins and gourds. It takes me back to the weekends I spent with my mom and dad at the farm helping sell pumpkins and baskets of gourds. My dad was a pumpkin farmer in his retired days. He loved to have the bus full of school kids come to pick their pumpkins. He made a lot of friends along the way who became repeat customers.
My favorite are the bumpy, lumpy ones! The light pumpkin is a peanut pumpkin. If you look close it looks like peanuts growing on it.
As a gardener, I will save the seed from these unusual pumpkins and try to grow a patch myself next year.
Even after a hard frost I still have a few flowers blooming. This is a Gallardia growing in the sidewalk garden near the house. It's been spared from the frost still - being close to the warmth of the sidewalk and brick of the house. As you can see, I still have bees! They don't know its Thanksgiving tomorrow.
The is a new Euphorbia I tried this year. Love the look and as it gets colder it turns a bit redder.
My wish to all my friends and followers is to have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving. I am truly thankful for the life I live and the friends and family I have.