The end of summer …

Well, Labor Day is here and the unofficial end of summer has arrived. It seems that summer had just started … and it’s now over. Wanting to savor as much summer as I could, I took a walk around the yard, looking for signs of fall and remnants of summer.

Gratefully, there is still a lot of summer color …

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If you look closely, you also find examples of color and design in the many mushrooms in the yard (before the lawn mower arrived). I have no idea what kind of mushrooms they are … but I love the detail in these tiny plants. If we stopped mowing our lawn, I think it would become a landscape of violets, johnny jump-ups, wild strawberries and mushrooms.

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I also found signs of fall …

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And this is how the weekend will end … one more bonfire to cap a weekend of nightly bonfires.

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Welcome to Fall and Thanks for Reading !!

Color from the yard …

Today I bring you bits of color from our yard. Soon the summer will be over – but, you can always come back to this blog to get a bit of joy.

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The hibiscus have really blossomed with the recent very warm weather. 

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The rain is helping produce mushrooms … 

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The lilies will soon be done blooming … 

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Such vibrant color … 

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This is the only blossom on my rose bush. I wish you could smell it … heavenly. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Sunday morning tour …

Today is a glorious bright, sunny day with a light breeze and warm – but not too warm – temperatures — one of those perfect days that you long for when snow banks are several feet deep in your yard. Thanks to our ‘gator,’ we took a tour of the yard this morning, checking out the beauty found everywhere.

Starting on the deck, here’s the view:

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Before we can go, the chipmunks need some attention. The mini-munks are so soft …

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We also found this beautiful creature  …

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And saw lots of color …

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Along with new baby trees … Tree collage.jpg

And a few vegetables …

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Ending the tour with the latest improvement project … a new fountain. The sound of the water is magical …

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Stay tuned for another tour in a few weeks.

Thanks for reading!