Welcome to JOYFUL REFLECTIONS. Also welcome to DECEMBER!!!! My header picture this month is a beautiful photo from our trip last year to "Christmas at Biltmore"... Being there to see that beauty just makes Christmas more special for us! Enjoy, and Merry Christmas.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Be sure and read yesterday's blog if you missed it. This is Part II of the pictures I took on Monday afternoon ---after George and I finished blowing and raking the leaves in the yard. Guess what that picture above is?????? That's one of several squirrel's nests we have around us... Now that the trees are bare, the squirrels lose their privacy!!!!
I took this picture from the driveway --looking across the front yard. You can see some roses, the new flowerbed in front --and the 'lamppost' flowerbed.
Here is a close-up of the Lamppost Flowerbed . We have three round flowerbeds in our front yard. This past week--besides blowing and raking leaves, we also planted 48 Pansies in these three round beds. That will give us some color through the winter. Pansies do well here --unless the temperatures dip extremely low for a long period of time.
This is a close-up of our Confederate Jasmine bush. You can see this bush in the first photo of yesterday's blog. IF you remember from my Summer posts, this beautiful and fragrant bush has fabulous white blossoms all summer. This time of year, the blooms start disappearing leaving a deep pinkish color on the bush. So pretty!!!
Here's one more picture of our front yard ---absent of leaves!!!!! Look across the street into the empty lot. Can you see that big pile of leaves????? Most of those came from our front yard!!!!!
Now you can see the 'lower' side of our home. As you can tell, the English Ivy and our Periwinkle are great ground-covers for this area. In the background, you can see our large woodpiles. The wood to the left is THIS year's wood (which has been aging for a year) and the pile on the right is our new wood for next year.
Well---that's our yard in LATE Fall... I love all four seasons with Fall being one of my favorite times. YES---even with all of the work , I still love Fall. Now I'm getting ready for Winter---a time when hopefully, I can stay inside more and work on my Family History. And of course, that will include enjoying roaring fires in the fireplace most every single day.
P.S. Two Prayer Requests today please:
1. Let's remember ALL of our VETERANS today on Veterans Day. These men and women fought and died for US---and for our FREEDOM. Remember them and their families.
2. Please remember my blog friend, BETTY, upon hearing about the death of her sister.