Summer is certainly fading here in Northern Virginia. My roses are beginning to look spent, the hydrangeas are looking tired and ready for a long winters nap, the vibrant colors of the carpet flowers are dimming. It's kind of sad to say goodbye till next spring. Watching them go sends a shiver up my spine knowing that snow will be on its way soon....brrr!
But the mums and asters are in their glory right now. Oh my, are they ever adding a sparkle to my landscape! I actually have 4 different colors planted. They always seem to have a smile on their face, maybe it's because they are colorful and cheery.
The sweet little Border collie in the picture, well, that's SadieMae. She from a Border collie rescue center and has been a part of our family for a little over a year. She had "issues" when she came to make her home with us but she's come a long way, that's evident in her sitting still long enough for a picture. She's a ball of energy from sunup to sundown. She loves to play Frisbee and is pretty good at it. I try to play Frisbee with her 3 or 4 time a day just to wear some of her energy down and of course keep her in good shape. She is a sweetheart! It took a while for her to learn to trust people again, especially strangers. Living in a safe environment has helped with most of her "issues" and some, well, we've learned to just forgive because that's how she treats us....with acceptance and forgiveness.