Nov 2, 2011
Fall is having an identity crisis here!
It's hard to get back in the blogging routine! I do NOT recommend taking that kind of time off personally, as for me it resulted in a slight depressive state of not doing anything, since I didn't feel "accountable" for doing anything! I'll have to ease back into things so I don't end up in a rant about the past months' events in an incoherent manner.
I'll start by showing you some photos of what our place looks like today. I've been enjoying so much seeing everyone's fall photos, and it's a good thing y'all are posting them for me because fall just doesn't seem to "get it" here this year. Although the past few days have been wonderful with lows in the 40's and highs in the 50's and 60's, as recently as last week it was still in the 80's. Consequently, we have some split personality stuff going on out there.
This is my view now from the computer through the back door, I do like this!
For a different perspective, this is the stand of grass from the other side of the back door/deck:
The past year this clump that was planted from 8" plants 2 years ago has spread and is now a welcome privacy screen, no wonder Ms. Dove loves this area for raising her babies!
The "mud clump" I received as a gift from one of the Master Gardeners in my class 2 years ago is now a full 12+ foot tall stand of Maximillian Sunflowers. Those are dead hops on the trellis behind, ooops!
Mums surprised me this year - they bloomed all summer since I neglected to prune them back in June, but they still bloomed for fall anyways...this is one thing I will miss someday, mums being perennial!
Rosemary hedge is in full bloom
Herb containers are blooming
Summer is hanging on in some places...
While obvious signs of fall are 10 feet away! This is a 14 year old "Dwarf" Burning Bush... LOL I wonder how big the non-dwarf is? :)
Found this still going strong -
Didn't plant this but maybe it's a blanketflower from last year?
Still cotton out there!
I imagine we will go straight from flowers to snow here, a very strange year. Keep posting those fall leaf photos, everyone - some of us are relying on them!
Now I'm thinking of updating my blog look as well, I'm loving all the photo headers everyone is changing... change is in the air!