Women over 50: Let’s Fool Fall!




Every year I plant flowers and seeds and marvel at whatever comes.  But this year, something happened in that I got flowers all summer long – a first!  I feel like I have reached a new level of understanding as to how a garden works.  In August, I planted cosmos and zinnia seeds –and even some more summer squash and basil seeds–because I thought I might be able to extend summer and make it stay.  And you know what?  The first cosmos just opened a few days ago; we ate the first zucchini from that second batch; the basil is really healthy and vibrant, and the zinnias are just about to open.   So I feel like I have fooled fall into thinking it still is summer for just a little bit longer… 

My summer garden still brings me delight with the four o’clock’s still blooming and oh-so-fragrant.  The moonflowers are amazing, and their fragrance is divine.  The morning glories are incredible, and so are the Mexican sunflowers.  But still, it’s all fleeting and will be gone soon.  So, if you are like me and feel a little melancholic at the thought of winter, you can make it stay just a little bit longer if you can remember to throw some seeds into the ground just when you feel like summer is at its peak, so that, maybe, it will last forever. 

Sadhvi's Morning GLORY!


some kind of blanket flower
Sadhvi's Lovely Blanket Flower


Sadhvi's Sally Chicken and Pink Zinnia


mexican sunflower
Looking under Sadhvi's Torchflower

About Sadhvi

Sadhvi's trying to find the balance in life over 50 without having any surgery, taking any pills, or killing anyone. She doesn't want to look or feel the way she felt when she was 20 or 30. Trusting that everything is really OK unless you think about it helps her make it through each day. Also realizing that nothing can be done, and, that nothing matters really helps. Gardening (and weeding), poppies and flowers, painting on things, baking, and sharing on Oops50 helps to make it all right too.

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