Flower Friday: Fall Flowers

Cosmos Flower without Petals

Cosmos Flower without Petals

With the frustration of the days getting shorter and cooler, I am apt to forget that there are still pretty flowers to enjoy in the garden. As well as cosmos, which are in full flower as well as losing their petals, I have asters:







Toadflax flower

Toadflax flower

There are more. Click on any of the pictures to visit my Fall Garden Photoset or come back next week when I will share some more.


My Folia: Ravelry for Gardeners

I was emailed via my flickr site about MyFolia which does the same thing for gardeners what Ravelry does for knitters and crocheters.

I must be a keener knitter than gardener as so far I can’t see My Folia being as helpful as Ravelry. Perhaps as Spring and gardening take over, Folia will be more useful.

I just went over to see what you could do – I can see I will have to limit my time there as I do here, on Ravelry and on Flickr (yeah, right) and I wonder where my time goes 😉

I hope there is not a similar page for singers or musicians. Mind you, that might be neat – I could list the songs I want to sing all in one place and I could… uh oh.

If you do join, my handle, as always, is LabCat.

D’uh I’m so slow… I only just got the name – folia –> foliage, gettit?

B is for Books

I could let B go by without discussing books. I have lots and lots of books. I always thought it would be great to have enough books so that you could always read a book on any topic whenever you wanted. Like having a private bookstore or library. I think I succeeded, here is one bookcase, which contains cookery books:

Cookery Books

Not just cookery books, also books about food – even some of my food science books. I need a bigger bookcase to fit all my food-based books, so the rest of them are in the study with my science and history books:

When I need to relax, I sit in my living room and read my fiction books. I have a bookcase and a half of fiction books, including a whole shelf of books by Dick Francis:

Ignore the booze on the first bookcase – it is a collection from other people who were leaving town. Really. I can also look at my collection of biographies and art books:

Or I can check out my gardening books for advice and ideas about plants:

And last but not least I have a great collection knitting books: