I hope

I've not seen my garden in the daylight since Monday.

I hope it is okay. I was gone. It rained.

When I got home, I went out in the dark and checked the rain gauge. There was water up to the five inch mark. Is it right? I don't know, but a plastic bucket left out seems to have water to about that same depth standing in it, so maybe it is close.

I have other hopes yet for fall.

I hope for clearer skies, October skies, so that I can plant bulbs this weekend along with a few plants that will do better over the winter if planted in the ground rather than left in pots.

I hope the rain-softened ground gives up the weeds easily, because I plan to pull weeds this weekend, too, and the last of whatever is left in the vegetable garden.

I hope that when I see my red maple in the daylight, its leaves are turning red. Fall, so far, has not been all that colorful, leaf-wise. We could use some stunning fall color.

I hope that the rains have not finished off the asters, like 'October Skies' pictured above, and they'll still have some color on them when I see them in the daylight.

I hope the rains have and will continue to rejuvenate the garden after the dry summer. So far, they seem to be doing that.

I hope that when Halloween comes around, the Halloween Hare shows mercy on my garden, no matter what condition it is in by then.  I hope you also believe in the Halloween Hare and will throw a few pieces of candy out in your garden for him to find on Halloween.

I hope you also have fun in your garden this weekend, wherever your garden is and no matter what the weather is.

I hope.


I hope you get what you hope for!
Here's to all who hope in what is best and brightest. I hope and pray all the best for you and your garden.
Gail said…
Hoping the weekend is filled with sunshine and gardening~gail
Fairegarden said…
May all of your hopes be realized, Carol. That is a good amount of rain, your garden must be happy. I hope you will be able to plant, weed, hoe and generally enjoy these fall days in your garden, with beautiful red leaves shining on the maple.
Helen Malandrakis said…
I hope we all get what we hope for in the garden and in our lives.
Jill-O said…
We got the same weather here in Michigan. I'm going out soon and am hoping for the same as you.
Rock rose said…
I hope you will post about what you see in the daylight and I hope it is something good. And I hope you will send some rain this way. Please!!
Layanee said…
I hope you have fun in the garden this weekend. I will also be planting bulbs.
Sarah said…
I share your hope about the bulbs -- with the added caveat that I hope they actually show up in the mail. Where I live, in Southwest Washington, we don't have to worry about harsh winters, but we do have to worry about the rainy season. Some years it doesn't really stop raining for 6 months.
I hope you will see your garden in the light of day and will enjoy what the rains have rejuvinated.