Simply Balisha

Simply Balisha

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Come Take a Walk With Me

 Come take a walk with me. It's late afternoon and the sun is shining. Not a cloud in the sky. I just grabbed my old navy's chilly, and off we go. I want to show you what is blooming on the west side of the house.

The white Japanese anemones are blooming now....just look at all the buds.These are cool weather flowers and they take their time blooming and opening. They last so long. 

 The pink ones have been blooming for quite a while. I love these easy care flowers. They never look shabby. The dead blooms just fall off looking about the same as when they opened. They took so long to get established in this spot and are now finally taking over this garden. I would like to try a couple in the woods border next year.

 Looking from south to north on this west side. You can see the natural slope of the yard down to the woods. This side gets no watering during the summer....unless I have something in a pot here. The susans are still blooming and looking good. 

I took some other pictures, but I won't show them today. 
Fall is on the wing....I saw some woolly worms today with narrow bands of orange....what does that mean? I sat on my bench and listened to the birds...the chipmunks were busy chattering and running around. Hummingbirds were very aggressive and flying to and fro. I noticed that several trees were starting to change color. I kind of hate to see the change coming, but when I think of pumpkins, donuts, scarecrows, fall festivals, mums, fall decorations, and other things fall.....I feel better about it. We just have to adapt and that's what we people from N. Illinois do best. 
We had some BLT's for lunch and Joe had some corn. Good tomatoes at this time of year. I will miss them in the next months to come. 
Well, tomorrow I am going to a program at our library in town. An artist is going to give a talk on mixed media painting. I'm really looking forward to this. I'll write more about it tomorrow.
Have a nice evening...


  1. your gardens are still lovely. I too love to just sit in the quiet and listen it is amazing how beautiful the world is. Enjoy the program at the library it sounds interesting.


  2. Your flowers are all so beautiful. My black-eyed susan's are all drying up now and look pitiful. But I don't think mine get as much sun as yours do. We went up to the farm stand up the road this past weekend to get tons of tomatoes. I've been slow roasting them in the oven with a little bit of olive oil, salt, and fresh garlic. Then I'm packing them into freezer bags. It'll be so nice to use fresh tomatoes this winter in stews, sauces, chili, and soups!

  3. Your flowers are so pretty! I love the anemones, such a pretty color to be blooming now when everything is fading. We have some trees changing, too. I'm surprised, last year they didn't turn til mid October (I compare seasons on my previous year's blog posts!). I do believe we need to take it one day at a time, seasons come and go, we should enjoy them to the fullest!

    Jane xx

  4. I think the wooly worms are saying that it's really chilly now, and early.
    But if I have my son take the window A/C units out it will go to the 90's in October, lol

    I need to plant anemones...yours are so lovely