IN LIFE AS IN THE DANCE : GRACE GLIDES

ON BLISTERED FEET.
---Alice Abrams

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Fall Thoughts

This was the beginning of autumn a couple of years ago up in Kernville - that's the Kern River. If we want a quick Sunday afternoon type of get-a-way, we often head up here. It's only about a 45 minute trip (through some of the most windy roads!).
This was my yard last year - a still-blooming bougainvillea, a green mimosa and a liquid amber that is already changing colors! They were a confused group...


A few weeks later, our hard frost killed the mimosa and the bougainvillea (and a couple of my queen palms). That's the risk you take when you grow tropicals in a zone 8 or 9, depending on which guide you look at!

I have a dozen different roses here, along with two navel orange trees, one of which is loaded with fruit. We went almost twenty years between major frosts. I hope that holds tree for the next couple of decades!

8 comments:

Loving Annie said...

Good Tuesday evening, and what a lovely picture of you Gracie !

I hope that your roses bloom beautifully, and that your cirus trees have years of bearing delicious fruit !

*cyber hugs and smiles*

Loving Annie

Gene Bach said...

Looks like a good fishing hole to me!

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

Hello!! For some reason you have not been popping up on my bloglines!! I have no idea why so i just decided to stop by and see WHY you have not been blogging but of course I see that you have. Beautiful scenery and a picture of you...GREAT I always love that...Have a great week.

Mags said...

You're so cute. I love you.

Desert Songbird said...

Gorgeous photos - makes me anxious for Fall.

For some reason your blog is no longer feeding new posts into my Google Reader, so I've missed quite a few of your posts.

Did you recently update some code that might have "freaked out" subscription feeds?

Travis said...

Beautiful gal in a beautiful setting.

Are ya feeling better now?

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

you look beautiful honey!!!

smiles, bee

Heart of Rachel said...

You look so lovely! Thanks for sharing these sweet photos.

I like bougainvillea too especially those with vibrant shades of pink.