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Vetsy is my nickname that my family have fondly called me since my childhood. My blog reflects my personal views about the world around me. My topics may be anything that interest me but the majority of it is about my favorite past times...nature and gardening. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment or becoming a follower.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

" Brrrrrrrr .... It's  Fall! and we have fallen into fall around here in Michigan with bright beautiful sunny days with cool temperatures in the 50's and 60's and right on cue around this time of year I caught my first cold/virus but I'm recovering and  feeling much better.

Once again I'm amazed at how fast time is flying by.. This month is out of here!

But in my opinion It feels as if it just came in.  During a shopping trip to my local Kmart store there were two  seasonal displays going on at one time, Christmas and Halloween deco shared the same isle! What the heck is up with that? and what about Thanksgiving? where were the Turkeys going to be displayed? ..Under the Christmas trees"....  Lol!

Anywho.. I wrote this letter to inform everyone that at the end of this Month  I'll be taking a temporary hiatus from blogging to go back to school for a few enrichment courses, however when time permits, I'll get back in the swing of things with a few blogs here and there and popping in on your blogs to catch up on the latest in you neck of the woods.

Thank you ....Vetsy..

photo credit:  By ddrber of flickr

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Garden Blogger Bloom day Sept 2010

 It's Garden Blogger's Bloom Day  the 15th of every month when garden blogger's join our host Carol of My Dream Gardens..  http://www.maydreamsgardens.com to share what's blooming in our gardens.

My other garden blooms are done for the season, I have a  few fall blooms to show..just a few...and those few are some of my favorite sedums.

I took this photo of Sedum/Stonecrop,  Matrona around 8am this morning... there were about 4 sleeping Bumble bees on them.. I like Matrona for it's upright form and antiquish pink color.

I found a small piece of it on the ground in front of my bank about three or four years ago and stuck it in some water until it grew a few roots.. than placed it in a pot.

The stems and leaves of my Matrona are spongy, yellow and sickly,  this was the only part of it I took that still looks a little descent.

  below..another upright  Stonecrop...Stardust a pass along plant from my aunt.

 " Vera Jameson" another pass along, this one from my mother.. I think is the prettiest Stonecrop that I'm aware of thus far...I love it's deep mauve or pink color.. It has a trailing spreading  habit and was really beautiful until ants got a hold of it and almost destroyed it last summer..

Happy Garden Bloom day and thank you for stopping by..

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

September by Helen Hunt Jackson

The golden rod is yellow
The corn is turning brown
The trees in apple orchards
 with fruits are bending down

The gentian's bluest fringes 
are curling in the sun
In dusty pods the milkweed
  It's hidden silk has spun

The sedges flaunt their harvest,
In every meadow nook;
And asters by the brook -side
Make asters in the brook,

From dewy lanes at morning
The grapes' sweet odors rise;
At noon the roads all flutter 
With yellow butterflies.

By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer's best of  weather,
 And autumn's best of cheer.
But none of all this beauty
Which floods the earth and air
Is unto me the secret 
Which makes September fair.

'T is a thing which I remember,
To name it thrills me yet:
One day of one September
 I never can forget. 

Photo credits: September morning by Darionka of flickr 
Fringe gentian by Susan L. Post