Tuesday, November 30, 2010

More Fall Foliage...On the Ground

My last post could be the "Before" shot, and this is the "After" shot. It seems that the entire neighborhood's leaves all blow down to our house and we're stuck with the biggest pile of leaves to rake. I say "we," but I really mean the husband, hehehe.

See this? There are hardly any leaves on the top part of the picture (the neighbor's house) but leaves are collected down on our end. You can even see the dividing line on the picture.

In other garden chores, we cleaned up the last of our plants last weekend. I lost track of our harvests back in August, so I won't have an accurate count of what we collected this year. Also, in the four months that I was gone from the internet, Blogger changed some of its templates and functions, and I don't why it's taking me so long to figure out stuff I used to do so quickly. I must still have turkey brain. No, I know what it is--when I log on to the internet I start online window shopping instead of taking inventory of my garden. I really will organize myself soon. It's getting too cold to do anything outdoors anyway.

Until next time...

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Fall Colors

I logged on the other day and could not believe that 4 months have passed since I last posted. So much has happened since my July post--most notably, I got married! Wedding and honeymoon planning, as well as a very busy work schedule, consumed the rest of our summer and all of September. We left for our honeymoon at the end of September, when the temperatures were still warm and a little humid, and came back 2 weeks later to a very chilly mid-October climate. The benefit to the cooler temperatures are the beautiful leaf color changes. I was able to snap these pictures of some of the trees in our neighborhood before the leaves came down.

This is the most beautiful tree in our neighborhood. I love how the leaves go from bright red at the top to lighter reds and orange and then yellow towards the bottom. (And sadly, the prettiest tree belongs to the meanest person! But that's a story for another blog).

 Yellow and blue and green
The last few evergreen trees standing after our back-to-back blizzards last February.

I need to do a final summary of our summer vegetable garden. So much catching up to do and the Christmas season is upon us!