Monday, October 22, 2012

Our first fall, in the new house

This year in the new house has already been a year of many firsts, and now we move into our first fall. There have been changes made in the yard, both the front and the back. Fall promises to be refreshing and new, take a look.....

The Japanese Maple is turning in such a beautiful pattern.

We decided upon a 5 variety grafted apple tree for the front yard. This will be fun when spring comes again!

 A trumpet vine for the corner of the house where the little cubbie shed covers the garbage and recycling cans, we thought we might as well make the area attractive.

We are the neighborhood favorite, with this catnip waiting to be planted. The spot has been picked, you know, some where a kitty can roll and play.....

New shade garden at the front door, we will add some hostas, but for new we have Japanese painted ferns and another flowering plant I cannot even begin to pronounce. Let me show a picture of it this spring, maybe I can master the name by then.........

Time to change the wreath by the front door, this one seems perfect.

Keeping tidy as we go along in this process. This picture is misleading however, just to the right is a huge pile of leaves and yard debris........

I did not like how these stacked, the enamel was going to chip away.

This large twig was scrubbed and cut to fit.

Much better, don't you think?

We hope to have a few more of these, as the days cool down. My husband is a big fan of roasted hot dogs, sounds good to me, especially on those long days when the evening beckons one, out of doors.

And of course more Sunday dinners.

As always, thanks for taking a moment to stop and say hello. I appreciate your time and your wonderful comments!


Kat said...

Loved all the photos. I love campfires too. The Grands are coming in a month and we will have lots of fires and marshmallows and hotdogs!!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

oh i wish i had apple trees in my yard! How awesome

Handy Andy said...

Clever stick stuff in the kitchen there, Lady! Doesn't it feel just wonderful putting the yard in order? Bit by bit, square yard by square yard. Over time you will be stunned, amazed and awed by the transformation you've accomplished. Hang in there! It's all coming around.