NOW THAT THE DAYS ARE CHILLY, OR DARN RIGHT COLD AND MY FLOWER ARE SPENT I FELT IT WAS TIME TO ADD SOMETHING NEW TO THE FIRE PIT AREA FOR FALL. MY CONTAINERS ARE NOW FILLED WITH PUMPKINS, GRAPEVINE, AND FAUX BRANCHES TO GIVE THIS SPOT A BURST OF COLOR TO CARRY IT THROUGH TILL WINTER!
Michigan has had some crazy weather for the month of October we’ve had a thunderstorm, tons of rain, sleet, and snow already along with several hard frosts. And you know what that means; the frost has killed all my flowers so I decided it was time to decorate with something new.
The only logical thing that the weather wouldn’t damage was pumpkins. If you remember my last post I shared with you my pumpkin haul, and today I’m back for you to see how I’ve used them.
I pulled the early fall flowers from the containers around the fire pit and added my haul to the pots. As I was strategically adding the pumpkins I thought to myself it just wasn’t enough so a few dollar store leaf branches and hydrangeas got thrown in along with some grapevine from our tree line.
I had no idea I could fit $80 worth of pumpkin’s into two measly containers. I must make my pumpkin planting happen for next year to avoid the high cost of these little beauties. The only pumpkins that produced for me this year were my baby boos and I’ve used them to decorate inside the house.
It’s either been raining or so windy we haven’t been able to use the fire pit at all yet this fall. The worst thing for me is using it when it’s windy. No matter how hard I try I always pick the seat in the direct path of the smoke, and spend the majority of the evening running from it (which doesn’t make for a relaxing evening).
I’ve got to go out of town again next week so I hope when I get back our family will get to roast a few marshmallow around the fire and get caught up on everyone’s happenings. If you want to bring a family together a fire pit is the place.
Did you notice the galvanized house lantern? I found it at Walmart of all place and just had to bring it home. It’s big enough to uses as a side table light in the house too. I’ve added a candle inside to give off a little light and it’s simply charming. Remember if you decide to use it indoor use a flameless candle for safety.
I’ve also mowed the lawn for the last time of the season (it was so cold out I needed mittens while mowing) and I’m always ready for that chore to be over. I look forward to gardening and mowing every spring but I’m also ready for it to be over by the time October rolls around.
That’s another reason I love living in Michigan. The season changes are beautiful and there’s always something new to do; my families already looking forward to winter and all the snow that comes along with it. They’ve been in the barn tuning up the snowmobiles in preparation.
Thank you all for stopping by today and having a look-see around the fall fire pit area. I’ll be back next with a heartbreaking episode of “Talk Till Dawn”.