Anyhow here are four pictures of our home in all four seasons. I'll begin with Summer of last year (August) which is pictured above. As you can tell, there's not a huge amount of color around although the roses still bloom until frost.
We didn't get too much snow last year --but what we got all came at the end of December and beginning of January. It was a hard winter for most --but we've had worse!!!! One way I know that is because our Fall Pansies made it through the winter and are still blooming and showing off NOW.
We didn't actually move in until June of 2003--after I retired... George continued to work until 2006---so we didn't begin too much yard work until about 2005-06. Since then, we have stayed very busy.. It's WORK ---but oh how wonderful the results are to one's soul and heart once those little buds pop up out of the ground/dirt... AND then to give us the blooms they do----well, you know how fabulous that is!!!!!