Hi there, it’s Ken Bolt from Brant Florist and this time of year is fun in many ways. All four seasons are interesting to me, but fall has a special charm that many people seem to enjoy more than they do the other three seasons. There are three things I enjoy most about this time of year: planting things that I won’t see until Spring, collecting the colorful things that seem to be everywhere this time of year, and walking in the woods.
To be honest, I like walking in the woods no matter what the season is, but in the fall, it goes hand-in-hand with collecting colors and watching the flurry of last minute activity from the animals that are getting ready for the long, cold months ahead.
Planting bulbs is another activity I enjoy and it’s often shared with those I love. This year, we replaced several tulips on the property that had been absent this spring. Sometimes, the little guys just don’t make it through to the next year for whatever reason. It’s part of the life cycle. We also took the opportunity to prune roses, clear a few things, and cut back some trees. We’d considered planting another one, but went with a hydrangea instead, which we will prune and train to be tree-like.
Between our excursions so far and the grand kids appearing with their bags of finds, we have a lot of color in our house. Fall leaves are one of my favorite things and the children pressed dozens of them in books last year, which I’m still finding when I open the pages of long-forgotten tomes now. It’s a funny thing, as I recall digging out an old photo album a few years ago when our grandson was born and flipping through its pages to find an old oak leaf fluttering out from where one of the kids had placed it back who-knows-when. It fluttered like a forgotten memory, reminding me that this page in particular had struck someone as important at one time and they’d marked it with a yellow oak leaf. The photos themselves were of Thanksgiving with the family, a year or two before someone close had died.
These are the things that make fall great for me. What about you?
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Until next time..