Summer is hanging on . . .

Our yard is full of yellow maple leaves  . . .

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And today a breeze is making it rain even more yellow leaves,

but there is still summer color everywhere …

The flowers are still blooming …

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The tomatoes are quickly ripening and the recent rainy weather brought forth many mushrooms …

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There is color everywhere …

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So, while you can, take a walk, ride a bike, sit on the deck … get outside and enjoy it while you can. That’s what Milli is doing …

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Thanks for reading! I hope you return!!

 

 

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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 !!

Flowers, flowers, flowers … the 2015 Season

This year was a very good year for growing flowers at our house. We had nice weather, ample rain … but not too much … and only a few strong storms. Luckily, we had no storm damage. Over the season, I’ve been posting pictures of our flowers on Facebook. This time, rather than post lots of photos, I made a quick video (less than 2 minutes) from still shots taken this summer. A bit of a warning – this is my first attempt at creating a video. I hope you will take a couple of minutes and enjoy the color. Simply click Here. Enjoy!

Thanks for reading and for watching.