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. 🙂