Monday, November 28, 2016

Leaves, Leaves, Leaves...

I hope your Thanksgiving was good.
Ours was great!

Now, back to the continuing saga of leaves.

This was a couple days ago.
We got those picked up.

This is now.
Not much, actually.
And, fewer seeds.

But, more are coming down.
When the wind blows, it's like a leaf blizzard.

And, the trees still look full.
This is over the back porch.

Which looks like this.

So many leaves.
So little time....and, energy.

But, there will be weeks more leaf clean-up.

And, it's time to pack away the pumpkins....
and, get out the Santas.

Time really flies by when you're having fun.

OK...out to clean up leaves...again.

Hope your garden chores are easy ones...

Happy Gardening...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you a safe and happy day.


Count Our Blessings...

Friday, November 11, 2016

Happy Veteran's Day!....

Thank you, to all of those who risked everything,
for all of us.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016


Seems, each month, 
I'm surprised the time had gone by so fast.
I should be used to it, by now.

We made it through a Halloween,
without a flood.
So, I'm smiling today...even though we do need rain.

So...what have we been up to?

Well, mostly this....

It's Fall Leaf Season.
Or, more accurately, Fall SEED Season.

See all those seeds?
They're Cedar Elms.
The best germinating seeds ever!
At least 85%.
And, each one will be a little Cedar Elm tree,
if it falls onto soil.

I try to keep as many as possible out of the soil.
Come spring, I'll be out there pulling them all up.

So, every day is seed clean up day.
Next...when the seeds are done...every day,
will be LEAF clean up day.

Such fun.
But, we can at least use the seed-free leaves for mulch.

And, of course...there is always fun with deer.

They took the core out of the Spanish Dagger Yucca.
There is a REASON this is called a dagger.

Sorry to be mean, 
but I hope it really hurt.

There's already a new center growing back, though.

So, on a happier note...

the Big Muhly has really taken off, this year.

And, the Gulf Muhly is trying hard.

They're both really pretty, with the sun shining through. 

Oh, and we went to Oregon.
Tell you about that next time.

Hope your November is starting out good.  

Happy Gardening...