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God knew what He was doing when He sent a gentle breeze and brought a lovely butterfly to set my heart at ease. The happiness of your friendship and the gentleness of your words have touched my life in special ways and now I feel assured. Thank you for your loyalty and for reading everyday. I only hope you find things to make a happy day.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A Walk Around Our Yard on October 1st

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.


FlowerLady said...

Wonderful photos. I love all of those fall colors.

Enjoy ~ FlowerLady

Barbee' said...

Pretty pictures, B. I left clicked on your last photo of the woods to enlarge it. Soooo pretty!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Fall colors are just
arriving at the edge of Tennessee.

Balisha said...

Gosh, I just went for a drive down the road and it's more beautiful than yesterday. Mother Nature gave us a long hot summer, but she's giving us a beautiful fall. I guess she's forgiven :)
Thanks to all for visiting.

Marydon said...

So enjoyed your Sunday drive. we are getting ready to do this soon to see all the colors. Your yard is so pretty, but I love your Madonna & her flowers. The autumn touches just warm the season & hearts ... He is one perfect artist for us all to enjoy.


Sue said...

Wowie- your colors are much more vibrant than ours are! we're just starting to turn. Hope the rain doesn't take them all before they change completely. Glad you like my chenille pumpkin- he is cute, isn't he? Now I'm on the lookout for some reasonably priced velvet ones. I gave mine to a SIL because she admired it. Enjoy your colors!

judemiller1 said...

Oh my--this all is so beautiful! I love Red Bud trees in the spring and maples in the fall.