Looking out our living room window.
Fall is really moving along isn't it? Well, fall will be here until just before Christmas but, the fall colours are what is really moving along. The leaves are changing so fast and dropping like confetti at a wedding, carpeting the ground in crunchy colour.
This is our neighbour's backyard. The big maple tree on the right is ours and so are all the leaves on the ground. :) Murray actually 'raked' them all up with the mower Monday evening but the ground is littered again as it was very windy yesterday.
And this is the culprit! It was looking so beautiful but now it's getting pretty bare.
This is looking out our driveway. We have 4 maple trees across the front by the road and the one by the garage at the side of the house. They sure do shed a lot of leaves!!
My favourite fall colours.
There have been a lot of bees around of different types. I don't know one bee from another. Some are huge and lazy just sitting on the mums for hours and others are flitting about from bloom to bloom. I counted 30 bees on the sedum one evening.
We had a good rain on Sunday. I took this photo as it was starting to clear up a bit.
You can see that the garden is about cleaned out. I finished pulling the onions and carrots on Monday afternoon. Not a huge haul - about a half a pail of each - but we also have been eating them all along. The green bushes that you see are marigolds and the rest of the green is those awful weeds!!
Oh, and we got 7 very small squash and about a dozen small beets. It was a rather dry summer I think and maybe we should have fertilized more but it was nice to grow our own veggies for the first time and we learned a lot. Like.... not to plant lettuce or squash and cucumbers and peppers. LOL I think the garden will be half the size next year!
Our front porch is looking very colourful still. I think the annuals will still be blooming through Thanksgiving this weekend.
These two young fellas were passing through one morning at sunrise. I often see several deer wandering across the field in the morning and evening. Down the road there is a doe and triplets that I see a lot, usually trying to cross the road.
We've had some foggy mornings the past few weeks including this one above with the golden sun.
That's our yard so far this October. I expect in two weeks or less the trees will be bare and the colourful flowers will be frost bitten. It's been a beautiful summer and fall so far.
I am adding one more photo that isn't in our yard. My sister let me share this one. This was their view on Sunday after the rain stopped. Thanks Pat and Richard. :)
Isn't this beautiful? It's along the Miramichi River.
Are you finished with your summer gardens? It's kind of nice to take a break once it's all done but I'll be looking forward to next spring when things start growing and blooming again.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great day.