After lunch, I decided I would rather go outside than take a nap, so I figured writing the names of the perennials in my new bed would be a good sit down project. I had some cut up mini blinds, and the newly purchased grease pencil, that I learned on the Cottage Garden Forum on iVillage, would stay on over the winter. Now, I will be able to tell where I can plant annuals, and let the self seeders grow.
While I was out, I spent time enjoying the bees and butterflies, and resisting the urge to go inside for my camera. As I was doing a little watering, there were two Monarchs who let me get very close. I stood still, and counted for 40 seconds while one was within 2 feet from me. Another was less than 3 feet away for about 2 minutes, then a neighbor drove by and waved. Up went my hand to wave back, and away flew the Monarch!
I am reminding myself to enjoy the beautiful fall we've been blessed with. I am not a winter person, but there is no use fretting. When it gets here, it will be OK. Then spring will be the next season!