Monday, October 17, 2016

A Fall Morning

A summer with little or no rain and a fall with plenty of it.  Lots of clean-up still to do, but the mornings with the sun coming up are just lovely - even if it is overcast and a little foggy.

These are the views from the living room doorwall.

 The Kousa dogwood in the foreground on the right is just exquisite - if I can just keep the squirrels from ripping off the bark and tearing up the leaves.  Plus, it blocks the view of the boy's tree house.  BTW, I had to replace all the side-boards this year at a rather hefty cost because the squirrels had chewed all the tops.  Arrghhh!
The back corner that was re-landscaped last year.

Last Thursday marked my 44th year in my home.  A lot has changed both inside and out in that time.  Seems there is always something to do.

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  1. You said you didn't want work, but in fact you have a full time job with your garden. It is beautiful and the results are well worth your efforts. That second picture in particular looks so delightful.

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    1. I have been very fortunate in that whatever I have been doing, whether I was paid or not, it has been something I enjoy.

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  2. Wow, that is an accomplishment to be 44 years in a house!! Lots of memories there indeed!

    betty

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    1. Yes, many, many memories. It will be hard to leave if the time comes.

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    1. Thank you. It is so warm out there, I had to come in and rest. I'll enjoy it while I can.

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  4. What a lovely garden! I do love that "re-landscaped" area. It's what I'd like to do with a lot of my garden.

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    1. Thanks. The deck area in the first picture was redone this year. I blogged about it a few months back.

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  5. Denise, it's beautiful. Glad you still enjoy it.

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  6. Breathtaking! And wow to spending 44 years in the same home. You don't see that as often anymore. I realized when we moved to this house that I was in my last house longer than I'd been anywhere in my life! Just nine years.

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    1. I love on a rather short street, but four of us are the original owners of our homes.

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  7. Your yard looks fabulous, Denise! Too bad about the squirrels causing all that damage. Not many people stay so long in one home; you must really love it.

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    1. I should do a post about staying here.

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  8. Those are lovely views. I wish I could look out my windows and see that. :)

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    1. Those views are part of the reason I have no time to blog.

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  9. Your garden looks very lush and tranquil.

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