Fall is Whispering

Dear Liza,

And just as summer is kicking into high gear, fall is getting in line. The change in seasons is told in all the gardens in the neighborhood.

Lantern flowers glowing in the afternoon sun

The oranges and reds of autumn are some of my favorite colors, especially when they are backlit by afternoon sun. They make me happy for the summer’s glory, and for the coming of the cozy holiday season.

Leaves are starting to fade…

The larger than life leaves of my pumpkin plant seem to be fading. They are getting age spots and some even are getting yellow.

Linus the pumpkin is getting all grown up!

And Linus, my own Great Pumpkin, is getting more orange and hefty by the day. His stem still shows no signs of giving way and he seems quite content to ripen right where he is.
Love,

Grandma Judy