Earlier in the week I promised that I would post some fall foliage pictures. Well, as you can see the trees haven’t cooperated as I had hoped, so I’ll take you on a walk through our yard instead. You can click on the pictures to enlarge them. 🙂
In preparation for cold weather, Mr. C decided to perform major surgery on all of our plants, bushes, and small trees. He got wack-happy with the trimmer and shaved everything. Although the garden now looks quite bare, I can just imagine how lovely it will be in the springtime.
My hard-working hubby also drained the koi pond so that it can get a thorough cleaning. Getting all of the leaves out is a tedious job but very necessary if we want the pump and filter to work properly. The fish are taking a vacation over at our neighbor’s pond.
The leaves on the swing are a sign of days to come. We’re going to invest in a few more rakes so that all of the kids can have their own. They have such a good time raking the leaves. Of course, the fun part comes when they jump into the leaf piles and Mom spends the next few hours picking leaves out of Curly Girl’s hair. Yep, it’s loads of fun.
In the midst of all the mess we had a nice surprise pop up–literally! Sunflowers bloomed next to one of the birdfeeders. I tend to be a bit messy when I fill the feeders, but the Lord took those spilled seeds and turned them into something beautiful. Wouldn’t it be nice if all of our blunders turned out so nicely?
I hope you enjoyed taking a walk around our yard. If the leaves decide to turn a lovely hue in the next few days, I’ll be sure to let you know. 🙂
Your yard is beautiful!!! We have grass lots and lots of grass, but the trees on the edge are pretty. I would love to meet you one day and get a tour of your beautiful yard and school house.
What a lovely walk. And I didn’t even need a jacket 🙂
Ooooo…pretty new look here on your blog! I love the little acorns!
I haven’t announced it on my blog yet, but we’re planning to move back over to where my parents live (I’m being vague on purpose, of course). We don’t have a timetable, but are just waiting on the Lord to open doors. We sure would appreciate your helping us pray that our house would sell at a very good price. The real estate in our area is not doing well right now.
Thank God that He is not limited by the real estate market!
Mrs. C says
How exciting! I will certainly pray that the Lord would work everything out for the move. I know that the market has really changed in the last year. Like you said, though, God is not limited! 🙂
I love your yard! It is beautiful. Here in the northeast we have PLENTY of color…in fact we are fast approaching the “past peak” season. Tonite are first hard frost is expected…my girls can’t wait to wear their new gloves to school!
Just beautiful! I tried to imagine all the images here in a panaramic view. Enjoy!
What a neat thing to happen with the Sunflower. I love the new look to your blog too! 🙂
I enjoyed the stroll around your yard. Fall is my favorite time of year. I’ve been waiting for the pretty hues around here, but I think they’re running late this year. LOL
I did enjoy the walk, Mrs. C; thanks for showing us around! 🙂 Seeing the koi pond made me a little homesick for Japan, though 🙁 Maybe someday we’ll be able to have our own set of koi! Until then, I guess I’ll just enjoy yours. :~)