Sunday, 25 September 2022

It's harvest time!

We've been watching, in awe, at the power of nature in the maritimes. It is tragic. Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, Newfoundland and Labrador are a wreck. Wreckhouse Press has some amazing photos of the devastation. The power of Mother Nature is phenomenal. There is so much anxiety and devastation to the infrastructure. It will take weeks to recover from hurricane Fiona. I feel so badly for people there. There is a huge response, however, and crews have come in from other provinces, as well as the US, to help with recoveries. 

 

Here at home we went off to buy some veggies at our local farm. Traveling over the bridge, I see it is coming along. A new sidewalk, as well.


This has upset a lot of folks, but the work has to be done. 

This is the Autumn harvest! Shannon and family are so creative. 




I brought my loot home.



We had an overnight visitation. My gourds, in Peter's wheelbarrow, were scattered. The little scarecrow mercilessly flattened! 

My little mealworms, meant for the froggies, were eaten. Not only that, but the oatmeal and flour mixture was eaten as well! I haven't heard the frog again, I'm thinking maybe he was singing in the bathroom window outdoors, not in. We shall see.


You can't blame them. They are hungry and know they have to fatten up for winter.

The leaves and the trees are turning.

All those lovely yellow flowers, coreopsis, have gone to seed. I've pulled them out to tidy up.
 
The bees are getting a bit lethargic. 

The caterpillars are still on the fuschia. 

My rose bush is coming through. The first photo was on Sept. 21st and then Sept. 24th! 


The Canna Lily is still on fire!

 I'm carefully deciding when to bring in the fishies. This is the forecast for two weeks from now. I'll have to fill the aquarium about 3 days before the day. This warms up the water, and gives me time to see if all the equipment is working. 

This is for Oct. 2nd => Oct. 8th. It looks promising! (Famous last words!) There are days I've been frozen trying to net the fishies.  

20 comments:

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Eastern Québec, especially the Magdalen islands didn't fare too well with Hurricane Fiona either. It is a powerful storm. We have friends in Nova Scotia and PEI and are still waiting to hear from them. I am assuming they have no power and are unable to communicate. It will be a relief when they are able to get in touch.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Yup, the switch has been flicked, and it's time to start 'courieing in!' There seem to be major storms all over the place this week as the earth tilts on its axis. Thoughts to all who have been affected. YAM xx

Tom said...

...Fione left a path of destruction thousands of miles long.

Christine said...

Prayers for the Atlantic region. Nice to see fall coming in

Christine said...

Prayers for the Atlantic region. Nice to see fall coming in

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Beautiful displays. At your place as well. Too bad the gourds were scattered and the scarecrow was flattened, but it was saddest to see all those houses get bashed into the sea.

Your rose is beautiful and I hope you get your fish in on time, dear.

RedPat said...

I was going to chop down a lot of my spent garden plants but it raining too hard here. Some flowers are happy with this weather.

Elephant's Child said...

My heart goes out to the people, birds and animals impacted by Fiona.

Kay said...

I'm so glad you're inland, Jenn. We've seen those devastating photos from Nova Scotia and just feel for those people. We've been to that beautiful area and hate to see it being damaged.

Nancy J said...

High teens, looking good so far for the outside chores. Love all the autumn displays. Visitors, Who was it? Did a trailcam pick up any clues????

Cloudia said...

Gosh you were in such an amazingly beautiful place! We have canalilies too here in Waikiki. You are compassionate, steward to the animals and we so appreciate seeing it. Nice fall scenes when you were out and about. Especially. We are praying for Nova Scotia and PEI

Jeanie said...

Harvest time is so beautiful and I love the trip you took us on to share. I ca imagine that it is hard to know when to bring the fish in given how changeable the weather can be in the fall. Hope it works out well.

Ontario Wanderer said...

Lovely set of fall photos!
Horrible storm damage. I suspect it will be months if not years for cleanup.

William Kendall said...

The fish retrieval sounds like quite a big job.

Barbara R. said...

Great to see harvest decorations. So critters took care of the rest of the worms...bet they had a full stomach from all that foraging.

Kay said...

I feel so awful for all the Canadians in the area hit by the aftermath of Fiona.

River said...

I have a friend living in St Johns where the hurricane went, I hope she is alright. They do so much damage.
I hope you don't freeze getting the goldfish.

Anvilcloud said...

I do hope we get some nice weather as the colour begins to come out.

Patio Postcards said...

I hope it wasn't the bear feeling comfortable enough to venture on to your porch & only the raccoon. I am also enjoying a second flush of roses :)

I saw online someone put little holes in their pumpkin & then stuffed peanut butter into the holes & left it outside - the squirrels did the carving for them - it was strangely weird to see the artsy expressed.

Divers and Sundry said...

It's scary to think of the damage hurricanes do. And more to come :(

I have coreopsis for the first time this year, and it's still blooming here in Memphis.