Autumn is in the Air

The temperature dropped to freezing night before last. It was the first freeze on the year. Last night was even colder. I had put my tender plants in the greenhouse, so they were safe.

I bought a wax leaf begonia last spring. It had beautiful red flowers and it bloomed all summer. It was my first begonia so I really didn’t know what I needed to do to keep it beautiful. It got quite leggy. I accidentally broke off a stem that had a flower so I stuck it in damp soil and forgot it. The next thing I knew, it was growing. Well, I cut off more stems and put them in the soil. They too, grew. Since winter was coming, I cut the whole plant back and and put most of the cuttings in soil. I gave all the extra plants to co-workers and anyone else that wanted them. I don’t know that I have ever seen a plant that stayed so beautiful all summer.

I also bought a purple petunia last spring that turned out to have the most delectable fragrance. It would fill my patio on a warm evening. Since winter was coming and I didn’t think it would last the winter and it too had become leggy, I cut off long stems and stuck them in soil. They also took root! I am hoping to have several plants come spring to set around my patio.

Several unusual things happened in my garden this year. Toward the end of the hot summer, when the temperatures cooled down some, my tomatoes set more fruit. I moved them to the greenhouse hoping the tomatoes will continue to grow and ripen. Next, my potted azaleas put on buds and one has flowers blooming. This is the wrong time of year for them to bloom. I am afraid it will affect their blooms come spring.

This year seems to be rushing to a close. I can hardly believe it will be November next week. It is just two months until the new year. It has been a good year but a stressful one. I am looking forward to next year being better.
I am hoping the protesters will be less destructive and more mature and responsible. I am hoping people will stop calling others racists and Nazis. I am hoping all the political controversy will settle down. I am hoping the citizens of this country will have peaceful productive verbal intercourse and stop finding fault with each other. We need to pull together as a nation or we will stop being a free nation.

Fall is in the Air

It has been a long hot summer here in the south of the USA.  Where I live, we did get a good bit of rain.  The grass stayed green and had to be mowed Fortunately, I have a person to mow it for me.  All the rain and high temperatures caused it to be quite humid.  I hate the humidity.  Five minutes is all it takes to be wet.  Not all places in the south got this much rain.  I have friends who live in central Texas who would have loved to share our rain.

The temperatures have cooled down.  It is comfortable on the patio in the mornings.  I go there to drink my morning coffee and then eat breakfast.  I love to listen to the birds as they wake up and sing their morning songs.  There was some fog this morning.  There was just enough to make the landscape look interesting.

Do your hummingbirds tell you when their feeder is empty?  Mine do.  I had one fly to the window to get my attention last year.  It just hovered there, looking at me.  I put food in the feeders yesterday morning, but was surprised to see them almost empty when I came home in the afternoon.  I was tired so decided to leave them until this morning.  I guess they emptied both feeders by the end of the day.   While I was eating my breakfast, one flew down in front of me and hovered, flew to the feeder, then back to me.  I am somewhat intelligent so I got the message.  I filled the feeders.  It is getting close to time for them to fly south, so they must be filling up their larders for the long flight.

I am looking forward to the trees putting on their autumn attire.  It is my favorite time of the year.  I love the colors.  They fit me.

I am an autumn person.  I have reddish blond hair, hazel green eyes, and a light olive complexion. I am a Heinz 57 person.  My fore-bearers came from France, England, Scotland, Ireland and the Cherokee Indian Nation.  There may be more that I don’t know about.  That is the thing about this nation.  They came from everywhere to build a place where people could be free and many came to experience that freedom.  We became one people.

I am afraid for my nation and I am not alone.  I talk to so many people who feel the same.  We have had such poor leaders in Washington.  The news media is so biased they cannot be believed.  They set about to destroy any who don’t agree with their philosophy and ignore worse in those that adhere to their beliefs.  I have watched good people maligned by the media and the movie makers.  I have seen reprehensible people glorified.  We have a constitution which was drafted by those who knew what it was like to live in suppression and they meant that to not happen in this new world.  They were wiser than any Supreme Court judge that we now have, wiser than those self seeking elected officials who have forgot the reason they were elected, wiser than any of the movie makers and most certainly wiser than what passes for the news media today.  If we followed the constitution in the spirit in which it was written, we would still have a powerful nation.  If the federal government would stay out of our personal lives and do what they are supposed to do, which is look to the defense of the nation, we wouldn’t have a problem with illegals coming across our southern border, we wouldn’t be in debt to another nation.  We are one nation.  We had better be under God.

If you don’t think God steps in when a nation gets too far from his principles, look at history.  Look at Israel.  When they turned from God, the Assyrians and the Babylonians destroyed the nation.  What was left of the nation of Judah was then destroyed by the Romans.  It’s not that those nations were so good, they were a tool.  Later they too were destroyed. We had a good start but there are those in this nation who are set on removing our individual freedoms.  There are those who call good evil and evil good.  They are going to cost us this great nation and there is no other place on the planet to replace what we once had.

There is one man that is speaking out for our nation.  His name is Ben Carson.  I am hoping he will run for president in 2016.  He cares for this country and what it stands for.  Buy his books and learn his philosophy.  The news media will start to crucify him once he throws his hat in the ring, but don’t believe them.  They do that to anyone they fear and they fear anyone who loves this nation.  Look what they did and are still doing to Sarah Palin. They don’t tell the truth and they do it subtly.  They don’t want to get caught.  If they do, they lose their jobs.  This country belongs to “we the people” and it is time we took it back from the media, Washington DC, and Hollywood.  I believe Ben Carson can help us do that.  I know he will have a fight with congress.  There are so many there that have become powerful and have no concern for the country.  Hopefully there will be enough new congressmen and senators that will help him.

Before you go vote, be sure you know who you are voting for and what that person stands for.  Lets get American patriots in the leadership positions in the country.  We need people who will work for the betterment of this nation, and not for their own gain.

I love my country.  There is no where else I would want to live.  Down through the years I have watched our freedoms being stripped from us by politicians.  One by one, they are taking away our constitutional rights.  Please join me and those like me to protect this nation.  You do that by voting for those who also love this nation and want to keep it as our fore-fathers intended.

Let’s take back our nation and make it a great again!