Sunday, October 17, 2010

Just when it looked like it was over between us, something happened

What matters isn't being applauded when you arrive - for that is common - but being missed when you leave. ~ Baltasar Gracian


Autumn is closing, only remnants remain of the glory and gold of September. Many of us here in the north are closing our garden gates, stacking our pots in the shed and putting the chairs and tables away. But not here at Latitude. The landscapers have just arrived.

Yes, more to come. :)

If you want to see some truly beautiful autumn leaves, check out the stunning jewels at Voyages Around My Camera and the header photo over at Blue Algae Creative. They're gifted, these folks are.

27 comments:

Andrea said...

a creative shot, i love it. However, it looks lonely, or it invokes the feeling opposite of joy!

Laurrie said...

"The landscapers have arrived".... now I am curious! I will await some updates on what is going on in the high latitudes. I like the new blog look.

Marguerite said...

What a tease. I'm eagerly awaiting to see what said landscapers are up to!

Edith Hope said...

Dear Ms. S, I am now on tenterhooks. Just what are you planning? What are the landscapers up to? I look forward to reading more!!

Jennifer@threedogsinagarden said...

Beautiful images. I too am intrigued about the landscapers.
I also read your wonderful ode to September. I am curious about the artwork you are getting framed and the pottery you will choose.
I myself have recently acquired a few paintings. I bring them home in the same way some people adopt stray animals. One painting is a discovery I made at a local flea market. It is a tiny floral painted on a rough, thin board. Hardly a masterpiece, but is charming nonetheless. Certainly it is worthy of a rescue from oblivion and a decent frame.

sweetbay said...

What a beautiful image. I will have to check out those other links.. and of course, I'm waiting to hear about the landscapers!

The Garden Ms. S said...

Andrea: It is a lonely little leaf isn’t it? Soon to fly away on the wind and join its friends. :)

Laurrie: Thanks! I am trying to take a few pictures as they are working but with the shorter days here now it is dark when I leave for work and dark when I get home so you may just see the beginning and the end results.

Marguerite: I can’t wait myself! I am hoping they wrap up by the weekend. (And then I want one more weekend of mild weather to enjoy it!)

Dear Edith: We have been doing the back garden in stages since we moved in three years ago and this is stage three of four. I am so excited!

Jennifer: Thank you! I love your idea of bringing home ‘stray art”. It is so much fun finding hidden treasures. Some of things I frame others may not even consider. I am always looking. The two paintings we recently acquired, were very serendipitous and special purchases. One was from a painting from an artist across the country from me whose work I love as I subscribe to the e-newsletter of a gallery in that area. My husband found one of a favourite restaurant of ours (special memories) that is no longer in business when we were at an outdoor music event. As for pottery, there are a few potters at a local farmer’s market that I like, one of who made the goblets for our wedding. I also check out local potters’ guild sales and student sales. You can find amazing pieces for low dinero. I have decided that with this house I am only filling it with things I love, and I find those things in the most interesting places. :)

Sweetbay: Hi! There is a tenacious beauty to the very last leaves that hang on and blaze a little longer than the rest. The links I provided are to real photographers who have the “magic” with their images. Having some major landscaping done is very exciting in our quest to create a garden we love. If all goes well, I will be posting soon!

Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

Beautiful post MsS!! I have to say, although your new layout is lovely I'm feeling a little lost and confused lol. It doesn't take much these days...Hope all is well with you!

The Garden Ms. S said...

Hi Rebecca, glad to hear from you! Hope all is well down in the south of AB. I know what you mean about feeling disoriented when going to a familiar blog and it looks different. I think it's like going to a neighbourhood restaurant and they painted the walls and hung new art. The food is the same but it feels different. :) I have not found the *perfect* new blog template yet - if there is such a thing - but I am wanting a change so am playing around with different designs. It must be a seasonal thing as I do the same thing to my house. lol.

The Summer Porch said...

Just came across your blog for the first time. You will love gardening it's good for the soul:) Beautiful photographs, I wish I could capture my gardens like the way you do! Very beautifully done.
~Rosemary...

The Garden Ms. S said...

Rosemary: Welcome! And thank you for the kind words. :)
I think gardening is a long term calling for me. Although it is early days, I am really loving it. I am learning so much from other garden bloggers and finding new inspirations. I took a quick peek at your blog and love what you are doing with herbs. :)

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hey Ms S : )
That is the second best time to landscape .. mine was in the early Spring with my man Miller ! LOL
I am so curious too .. to find out what is going to unfold in your garden : ) I know it will be wonderful so make sure you take lots of pictures !! .. Love the glowing leaf : )
Joy

OF SPRING AND SUMMER said...

Great time to do work. Looking forward hearing about the changes.
Have a wonderful weekend.
All the best,
Ingrid

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

OOOh, lucky you to have a landscaper come to visit. Hope it was a wonderful experience. We're waiting patiently for the followup report...

The Garden Ms. S said...

Hi Joy! I am so excited. I am taking pics as they go along and can't wait until they are done!

Dear Ingrid, so nice to hear from people that this is a good time to get this done. I really look forward to the Spring and seeing the snow retreat with it all done. A great weekend to you too! :)

Dear Jodi, why is it I am more excited about garden work than I am about new clothes or jewelry? It must be gardening fever. :)

Grace Peterson said...

Beautiful photo. Landscapers. Ooh I wonder what they're up to. :)

Diane said...

what a lovely photo and I sure love that quote too.

zone3b said...

I like your new design - very uplifting.

Thanks for the link!

The Garden Ms. S said...

Grace: We got snow! And they're not done...I hope it melts soon so they can finish. Fingers and toes crossed. :)

Diane: As always, thank you so much for your kind and encouraging words!

Zone3b: Thank you. Your gleaming mountain ash is the leaf that all mountain ash aspire to. :)

Anna said...

Love the quote and the photo. Now what could possible be happening chez Latitude - I am intrigued and look forward to your relevations :)

Amy said...

Love that quote...i have never heard that one before and I will have to write it down to remember.
I am looking forward to more upcoming events in your garden.
Gardening is really enjoyable here in Austin. We are in the 70's and it is a great change!
Also, I like the new look of your blog.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Ms S just wanted to thank you again for your encouraging comments : )
... and that I can't wait to see what is going on here : )
Joy

mangocheeks said...

Sadly autumn is closing, much too soon for my liking.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Ms S I had to stop by again to let you know my blog name has changed in case you were looking for me ? it is now http://canadiangardenjoy.blogspot.com
A little more Canucky ? LOL
Joy : )
PS ... love that leaf girl !

Helen said...

Ms. S! Congratulations on your Canadian Weblog Awards nomination! Nice to see you get recognition.

The Garden Ms. S said...

Hi All, thank you for your kind comments. Now that the snow is here I hope to find some time to post the garden updates!

Rachel said...

Oh my goodness. Thank you so much for the compliment!!!