Monday, November 16, 2009

A beautiful weekend!

It was a gorgeous weekend! The temps were in the high 60's into the low 70's and the sun was shining! The photo was taken last evening as the sun was going down. If you look closely, you can see the silhouette of an old farm truck ~ kind of neat! I really wanted to spend yesterday hiking but it's been so wet that it probably would've been just a muddy mess and slippery too. So, I settled for working on cleaning up the yard. I brought in all my garden "decor", emptied out some of my flower pots, and washed them all. I also cleaned out my fountain and covered it for the winter. I hate how the yard looks this time of year. Everything is so bland ~ brown and dead. Although, silhouetted scenes like the photo above are quite lovely! I still have a few flowers blooming in the ground and in a few pots on the porch. I don't have the heart to cut them back or dump them yet. I'll be decorating for Christmas in a few weeks, by then they will be ready I'm sure. Hope you all have a great week!


Monday, November 2, 2009

Fall clean-up time :(

Hope you all had a great Halloween! This is photo of my house ~ it's already been de-decorated and ready for the Christmas decorations to go up the day after Thanksgiving!
This is a beautiful time of year and also a tiring time of year. Living in the woods definitely has it's pros and cons. The pros are the beautiful colors of the leaves in the fall, the privacy, being close to nature, etc.. but the leaf clean up is EXHAUSTING! (to say the least) My son and I worked in the yard for about 5 hours today and only managed to get the leaves in the back of the house picked up. We filled up the cart attached to the 4 wheeler and Luke drove them down and dumped them across the road in the woods. It's been so rainy hear that the ground under the leaves is really muddy and quite slippery. Luckily there weren't any falls! I cut back more plants that died but didn't have the heart to cut back the plants that were still green. Those will have to wait . I did dig up my dahlia bulbs and will work on cleaning them up and preparing them for the winter during the week. I think I'll hit the sack early tonight and take a few advil too !

Have a great week!


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