Saturday, October 31, 2020

Summer, Fall...Winter?


Well, this has certainly been the craziest few months. Canceled plans and lots of staying at home did give me more time to work on the garden, especially at the beginning of summer.

Aren't June gardens beautiful?


This summer was quite hot and dry for New England. I spent a lot of time watering and watering... and taking photos!

This spring I started posting pictures of the garden on Instagram.  While I'm not on social media a lot anymore, I have been enjoying Instagram.  Posting pictures is quicker than blogging, and I love seeing other photos of gardens and plants!


Somehow life still seems busier than ever with everyone home all the time - lots of cooking and cleaning and trying to keep everyone organized.

With a serious health risk in the family, my husband is fortunate to work remotely, and the kids are in virtual school.  Thankfully, school has been going relatively well, and the kids have some really great teachers that have been working hard to make things go smoothly.


Unfortunately, with a family member with a possibly worsening health issue, the one thing that is daunting is dealing with such things in the middle of a pandemic.

Days of doctor's appointments and lab tests involve going in to Boston to the hospital - exactly where we were trying to not end up.  The doctors are trying to get everything done as quickly as possible as our COVID numbers in Massachusetts are increasing.


Other than the doctor visits, October in New England has been glorious.  Fall is my favorite time of year, and the changing of the leaves has been spectacular this year.

Well, until yesterday anyway...

A record for an October snowstorm here, of course.
Seems on par for 2020, right?

Happy gardening?


  1. Looks like you had a wonderful season in the garden. Sorry it came to such an abrupt end with an early snow. Glad to hear y'all are well and hope it continues to be so. Praying for your family member that is undergoing health issues. Will look for you on Instagram.

    1. Thank you, I appreciate it! At least the snow is melting, and it's supposed to get up to 70 later this week, so I'll have time to plant all those bulbs that just arrived!

  2. Luckily, October snow is brief. :) It weighed everything down, esp. the grass seed heads, that never last long in N.E., they're not so pretty anymore.
    Your summer photos show a gorgeous garden - you've done a great job, Indie.
    Sending warm and healing thoughts to you and your family. <3

    1. Thank you! Some of my grass seed heads have already popped back up and surprisingly look undamaged. The dahlias on the other hand...

  3. Snow already?! I made an account on Instagram so I could see all the beautiful images like your. I haven't posted any images myself. No idea how to :-) I wish you all the best in these difficult times.

    1. A smartphone app is the easiest way to post a picture on Instagram. I don't think you can even post using a regular computer, which is weird (or at least I've never figured out how to.) Thank you!

  4. Beautiful poppies with the delicate edge in a different colour. A year of delicate balancing, and somehow, still so busy!

  5. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos--your garden is amazing! I've been thinking about friends, gardeners, and bloggers out east with the big snowstorm. We had early snow last year, but this late autumn/early winter is "normal" so far. I like that better. I hope we won't have any polar vortexes!


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