Autumn Chrysanthemums, Ornamental Kale & ornamental Peppers
First Quarter Moon in November
What a beautiful warm day it was, today. Temperatures reached up in the high 60s to low 70s, this afternoon. Our fur babies enjoyed a snooze in the backyard, while I had the patio open to let some fresh air into the house. In the early evening, the First Quarter Moon was shining bright in the November sky. It was time to call the pets in for dinner. Fed and groomed, they all sleep on the couch, armchair and ottoman. They are so spoiled. But we wouldn’t want it any other way.
When Kevin came home, I had a good soup cooking on the stove. The mornings are cool, now. Since my family likes a hot soup, stew or chili at this time of the year, I always cook enough food for next day’s lunch. The thermos keeps the meals hot overnight. So, Kevin and the girls don’t have to worry about heating them up at work and in school anymore. A good plan is work half done.
Kevin came down with a sinus infection last Sunday. He’s almost over it. Yesterday, I was down with a swollen sinus, earache, toothache, headache and fever. Name an ache, and I had it. After spending a day in bed and taking some fever relief medication, I feel much better today. I’m drinking fluids and eat a little bit. It seems to help. But this cold hit me like a wrecking ball. Now, I’m enjoying the rain hitting the our roof. It sounds so soothing. The temperatures have dropped from yesterday’s 79°F (26°C) to today’s 59°F (15°C). It feels more like October in North Texas. I can breath easier. And even when I don’t feel so great, I stepped outside to get some fresh air. The welcome rain feels so good right now. And I took a moment to captured a few photos by the front porch this afternoon.
Chrysanthemums Rain Droplets
Meyer Lemon Leaf Rain Drops
Ornamental Kale Rain Drops
Ornamental Flowering Kale
Santos Orange Ornamental Peppers
The days are still comfortable warm, and the nights are cool. This is the time for planting Autumn flowers. My planter looked so sad and lonely on the front porch Now, with some ‘mums, flowering kale, and ornamental pepper it fits perfectly with the Halloween decoration in the front yard.