Friday, October 19, 2018

Fall's Progress

 I missed the peak color of this tree for a picture!  
It was golden last week-you will have to settle for this russet! 
 It is our only tree that colors and looses its leaves with the northern states!

Which is a perfect match to the Flor that is coming along nicely!
I have joined the sleeves to the body and started the yoke.
It takes a goodly amount of time to make a round but with each decrease round, 
I love 8 stitches!  
 If you look to the left way in the back, it is our line of citrus trees.  
 They are waiting for our crispy nights to come along so they will ripen!
These are Ruby Red Grapefruits-my personal favorites!
They will be ready in December and January-yippee!
 Another Fall harvest are the Loofah plants which Bill accidentally found out love to climb trees!
The blooms are pretty and they will just keep growing until the first frost stops them.
 Look carefully to see them throughout these trees-20' high on this tree!
 And this one.  The loofa will be ready to pick and dry and bleach in November;
Thanksgiving time works best.
 While we take the trip to our neighbors to care for her pets, Ethan likes to drive his own golf cart!
He 'leads' the way by speeding ahead and waiting for us to catch up!
And in case the other picture wasn't enough for you-
here is Mrs. Argiope (or orb weaver to her friends!) in a close-up!

6 comments:

  1. Ooh, I've always wanted to grow loofah! Looking forward to seeing how you harvest and do whatever comes next with them!! xx

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  2. Your property is just beautiful with all the lovely things growing.

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  3. Ruby Red Grapefruit - yummy! Because of some medication, I can no longer enjoy it. Sigh

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  4. I don't think I've ever seen a loofah in its natural environment! So cool!
    And you know I love that spider!

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  5. We are still green up here but it did get cold. From 80 to 40 in just a day or so. Boooooo....

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  6. I have never even heard of a loofah plant, really fascinating. I am in love with that spider. I once had one outside my screen, it was there for several weeks and I just adored her. She was so big and her web was magnificent. Have a good weekend.

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