Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Have a Boo-tiful Day!

Since that time is drawing near thought I would post a picture of what I made a couple years ago. I used an old recycled bird cage(thanks to my brother) and sewed/stuffed/painted the bats and then grubbied them up and and wired them into the cage at various places. Its one of my favorite Halloween decorations! LOL

Monday, October 15, 2007

my helpful gardener

Today when I got home from work I decided to take a quick walk with Jack. He loves the sunshine and of course he loves to walk!!! It is going to rain later so I am glad I got to get outside before that happens.
I have a couple bags of Anenomes to get planted in the "Sleeping With The Anenomes" flower bed.(picture is at bottom of page)Also I have begun to look around and decide what is going to be evicted this winter. I gave the hydrangeas notice. They need a shadier spot. The cannas all did really great this year. I might have to get more of those. Also I had a great show with the Perennial hibiscus. I hope they all return next year!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Natures Bounty

If you are a squirrel!!!!

At least my little furry friends will have plenty to eat this winter.
Every tree was loaded with either acorns...walnuts...almonds...or pine cones. I have never seen so many before and we have lived here for 17 years!
Everywhere you look there are thousands of acorns. Every few seconds another acorn falls on the roof of the house. It is just amazing to see so many of these. Bon Appetite my little squirrel buddies!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

new pictures

I was finally able to get a picture of the bottle tree(bush). This is the current look of it. The leaves are all changing colors and everything is looking fall-ish(-:
I actually think this tree looks pretty good. I liked it the old way but I have accepted this new design thanks to Mother Nature(-: Hopefully no more of it breaks off this winter.
This past summer we redid our chicken pen and I was finally able to display all my feeders along the top of the fence. My brother collects them for me at the recycling center he "shops" at(-: The morning glory decided to weave its way around this one and I thought it made a nice picture. Hope everyone is enjoying the nice fall weather!!! Happy Saturday!!!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Flippin' for Fall

Well Fall is finally here. I am not sure if I am glad or not because everything is dying. I do enjoy the fall colors though. Last night a rotten critter ate all but two of my gold fish. I am really bummed because I had one of them for years. His name was Goldie. It is a sad day.
The pond the fish live in, is made from an old bathtub. I guess the remaining two fish will at least have each other to keep them company.
Last fall a raccoon ate all the fish except Goldie. That's why I bought some more this past spring. I guess that is the bad part about having a pond. I haven't seen the raccoon around for months so I thought maybe he had moved away. Guess I was wrong on that guess.

So what else is new this fall? Well the top of my bottle tree broke off. That was not good. I did some work on it and now its more of a bottle bush. (-: I will have to take a new picture of the bottle tree. I am new to this blogging thing so I haven't quite figured out how to post pictures and make them appear where I want them to. Guess I will have to work on that...(-: