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An Autumn Stroll ~ Part 3

A picture perfect scene on a bright, sunny day . . .

A close-up of the Illinois Historical Marker in

front of the D.D. Collins House.

We continue our stroll past the drying bin, just like they did on a mid-1800s autumn day.

Even the waning summer landscape is beautiful.

Gourds hang from the ceiling of the well; and mini-pumpkins complete the display below.

Hanging gourds and mini-pumpkins nestled in lattice shadows.

Broom corn and Indian corn decorate the outhouse shed.

Close-up of broomcorn decorations on the outhouse.

Reminisce our own days gone by, not so very long ago, and visit our page of crafts made from the bounty of our garden. Click the button below . . .

Once again we whole-heartedly thank our wonderful Collinsville Garden Club members, Claudia, Sarah, Sheila, and Liz, who have done a wonderful job keeping the garden in excellent condition this year and cleaning up the grounds in preparation for winter.

The garden is all but a memory.

Some stalks of broom corn wave in the wind . . .

The garden bed is now cleared and bare, awaiting

the planting next year.

A couple of stakes remain as marker reminders of a garden that flourished in the summer of 2020.

We hope you enjoyed our autumn stroll. Here's one last look from Main Street of the D.D. Collins House.

Just one more picture taken September 2020.

You are always welcome to visit our website garden for a plethora of information on the history of plants featured at the D.D. Collins House garden from the mid-1800s. Click the button below and to our garden you will go . . .

Explore and dig deep into each section and page. You'll find recipes of old and new, craft ideas and pictures, as well as tidbits of knowledge for every age.

Photographs taken by Paul Welch on September 24, 2020.


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