Here Come the Mums!

I really, really, really LOVE summer.  Everything about it - heat, humidity, swimming, ice cream, vacation, shorts, loads of family time, BBQs, beach, etc.  So, I may be one of the few people in the world that does not like fall.  I dread it actually.  This has nothing to do with a latent hatred for school.  I like school.  I should because I went for 21 years straight.  It really has to do with the shift towards cold weather, the impending winter, and the dark and short days.  NOT A FAN.  Fortunately we live in Northern Virginia so our winters are much shorter than the far upstate New York winters that endured growing up and in college.

As a result of my fall hatred, I often delay planting mums until the last possible moment - generally early October at the same time I get pumpkins.  This year, I went out on a limb and purchased and installed my mums early - really early.  SEPTEMBER 12th.  SERIOUSLY?!  I admit they do look beautiful though.

Way better than the mostly dried up and dead petunias and geraniums from the summer.  Fall is here I guess.  [sigh] At least someone is happy about it.

The major consolation prize of fall for me is Halloween which I LOVE!