Hi there! ❤ How’s the new season treating you? It’s day 3 of autumn over here in northern Illinois. The weather has been bee-utiful! Not one single complaint do I have!
After an early morning yoga class on Monday I did not feel like heading home. It was a gorgeous day and I was very close to the Chicago Botanic Gardens. We are a member, so parking is free and there is no entrance fee so why not stop by for a little while, right? (BTW, I ended up staying for more than a little while) It was great!
I took some photos to document the first day of fall 2019. The roses in the Rose Garden were still blooming profusely and their scent was heavenly.
The only trees I noticed that had begun to change were in the Rose Garden.
Speaking of bee-utiful! How about this busy bee! He seemed to love the roses as much as I did. There were ‘zillions’ of busy bees all over the many roses.
The hutch in the English Walled Garden has showcased grape hyacinths, geraniums, succulents, and now violas throughout the 2019 season. These violas are definitely my favorites. I love these tiny pansy-like blossoms so much. The basic variety reseeds in my (neglected) garden each year. I’d love to have all of these color combinations. *sigh*
Here are a few more photos I took at the gardens. Still looks quite summery, right?
While there I had lunch outdoors and did some sock knitting too. One of the specials that day was Mushroom (sorry, Terri) Leek Flatbread. It was a treat and very yummy! I wish you all could have joined me!
Yesterday I got Amelia Thimble’s Sweater Dress Extension pattern published. It’s in my Ravelry shop.
As I was writing my blog post on Monday morning I noticed how the sunrise hit some of the trees in the backyard. They looked like they had begun turning color, but that’s the sunshine hitting them. So enchanting! I love early mornings.
Today wasn’t my most productive. I had an appointment at the hospital which left me feeling quite tired afterwards. Everything is fine, but it’s quite a long drive and just stressful in general going there. I did manage to get this post written though. 🙂 And I am glad I did; it was so very nice visiting with you! ❤ Thank you for stopping by!
I’m hoping tomorrow is back to full steam ahead.