Monday, September 30, 2019
If I stand at a certain place in my yard I can dream that I live in Colorado. I know it is a stretch as the neighbor's house is in the photo and the trees block the view of all the rows of houses behind them.
The real reason I first took this shot was the one tree that is now having leaves changing to orange. It will be the first to be filled with fall leaves and the first to drop all of its leaves on the ground.
Starting a new week with sun shining is a positive. I wish you all well. Thanks for stopping by today.
Sunday, September 29, 2019
I am looking out at the tall grass. It is raining all day so it will just have to be tall and unruly. The two roses and morning glories bloom in the rain and seem happy about it all.
There is more of a haze out there even though the camera did not pick it up. Wet all day and just a scant view of sunshine looking north on the horizon.
Saturday, September 28, 2019
It is looking a little ruggid but still has great color. One really cold night and they will be all gone. I don't see any reason to take them down until they are dead or close to being dead.
A mural of famous authors was placed above the coffee shop area of the bookstore. It does help create a good atmosphere for drinking coffee and eating a cookie too.
The thing that is wrong with this photo is the neighbor who is mowing his yard again. I have lots of things to do and I will not double mow my yard in one week. Our grass is growing fast but not that fast. I noticed at the old place that the grass is a lot thinner now with the cooler temperatures. I have some more pavers to put down today, later in the afternoon.
I hope all is well with everyone. Thanks for stopping by today.
Friday, September 27, 2019
I didn't trim it back as far as I should have but I don't regret seeing it look like this. I will cut it shorter before the snow flies.
I have three smaller roses like this that are going to need to be moved. The deck they were next to is now a sunroom and they are in too much shade. I am not sure where I will move them but I do work spontaneously and will shift them somewhere.
I mowed grass at the old place today and while finishing it was starting to rain. It has rained back at the home place and we are dark and dreary now. Thanks for stopping by today.
Thursday, September 26, 2019
I found one last cone flower blooming in the backyard. I have some spent ones with faded colors but this one looks like a new bloom.
Here is another shot of the new clematis bloom. It looks better without the button weed plant intertwined with the vine. I planted this in late spring and it did take off and grow a long vine. I like the color of it. My white clematis is not doing so good but it seemed that it didn't like our heat during the late summer.
It is Thursday already. Where is the time going? I seem to be watching everything fly by me. Thanks for stopping by today.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
A painting of the Duluth, Minnesota harbor hangs in our entryway reminding us of our fun times this summer while visiting there. We did a lot this summer and we are glad that we could. The fall weather reminds us that the summer is almost over. Thanks for stopping by today.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
The zoomed in shot shows the bird feeding in that narrow slot. They must smell the sweet as there are not any small yellow flowers on this feeder to help find the opening.
I can hear my one neighbor mowing his yard again. I guess he thinks we need to mow every four days. I was two days behind him as of yesterday but now he is one day behind me.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Monday, September 23, 2019
It is a little bruised from its travels but it sure is enjoying feeding from the zinnias. I wish to see a migration here but I don't think I will have one. Too much city and not enough prairie .
I hope everyone is doing well today. Thanks for stopping in at my post.
Sunday, September 22, 2019
The rains are spaced apart but they do just keep coming. It was raining in the night with lightening and thunder.
I wish everyone to have a good day, Thanks for stopping by today.
Saturday, September 21, 2019
I did see an admiral butterfly yesterday but didn’t get a shot of it. I have dozens of painted ladies like this one. They do seem friendly and don’t mind having a guy taking photos.
I trimmed back all of my mums in July except for this one batch. So the batch here is now in full bloom.
My wife has just informed me that my spellcheck and my brain isn’t working very well. My last two posts have been badly written with exchanged words that screw up the meanings of my sentences. I don’t think that I have had any health condition to cause it but I do think that I was really putting out lots of mistakes. I won’t give excuses but I guess I need to write less and do it with my own self proofreading before I post.
It is Saturday and we will be off to the bookstore. It looks rainy but I think it is more like heavy humidity and lots to clouds. I don’t think we are to get any rain. Thanks for stopping by today.
Friday, September 20, 2019
I just now went out to take photos for this blog. It was so hot and super humid that I didn’t get many photos that were in focus. I had to keep drying off the moisture on the lens. It just kept fogging back to cause the focus to be bad. The painted ladies are everywhere as they have been all summer. I was at the old place this morning and a migration of monarchs was flying through. I didn’t have my camera and they were a scattered migration. You could see dozens of them in places and they were busy feeding and resting. We use to have larger numbers of them fly through.
Thanks for checking in on me today. I hope you all are doing well. Until tomorrow......
I keep forgetting to mention that our granddaughter called us a day ago and we got to see her on FaceTime. Ella is four months old and she doesn’t like seeing the screen. It ended up being us seeing our sweet granddaughter being sung to by her father. She loves to hear him sing the songs and she ignored her fear of people on the screen. Our son was a great jazz band trumpet player and his singing is just as good.