I promised pictures from our yard and here they are. The first picture is what I'm looking at right now. It's an Ash tree and here it is in the early morning with the sun on it.
Here is is late yesterday with just a little sun. What a difference the sun makes.
This is the maple that I gave Joe for Christmas a few years ago. It has grown so much in a few years. He wanted a red maple and I think I picked out the right one for our yard.
Back in the woods is the little red maple that I put in several years ago. I wanted it to stay small, so I was trimming it and then stopped last year and let it grow. It's right in the center of the edge of the woods.St. Fiacre (the patron Saint of gardening) stands watch.
Here is a picture of the woods way back at the end of our property. The woods doesn't have much color....it's just beginning. I've tried, since I have lived here to add more color back there...so it's a nice view from the house.....especially spring flowering shrubs and trees. The Red Bud tree branches are loaded with seeds this year. More than ever before. I took my hands and stripped some of the branches of seeds and scattered them all throughout the woods yesterday. I hope that I can get a few to grow from these seeds. I have one little tree over to the right side of the woods that grew from my doing that a few years ago.
Here's a tree in our next door neighbor's yard. We enjoy the tree from our front porch.
Here is the statue of Mary in her garden. These are the mums that we planted just this year. They'll be back next year and even bigger.
Well, that's about it from our yard today. I worked in the woods yesterday picking up branches and tossing them on the pile. This is a never ending job, if you want to maintain a pretty border next to the woods. I gave up working back there this summer, but now I find that I can do a few things there that I need to do to keep it tidy. The woods behind the border are wild and carefree the way Mother Nature intended and the wildlife enjoy. The border is just for me...and I enjoy a pretty scene from the house.