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Monday, November 21, 2016

Autumn Is Called FALL For A Reason

Killing frost has reached our valley.
The leafs rained down.
There are many more to fall.

We have mowed, mulched, raked, carried and blown leafs.  My water gardens look like compost piles! Hubby was kind enough to buy me a leaf blower, a new tool for me.  It makes clearing around the water gardens easier.  

The compost/worm pit is full.  Plants are mulched.  The dogs are enjoying the large piles of leafs I haven't placed yet.

The work continues. I'm grateful I have so many beautiful trees to make oxygen for the sweet country air I enjoy every day.

We're extremely dry here. I'd enjoy a wet rain from the skies but this is part of the seasons. I embrace it.

25 comments:

Sandra said...

totally awesome view of your farm. I would love to live on land but am not able to take care of it now.. if I had money to hire help I would love it but NOT where it snows.. aint I picky???? you are so right about the FALL part. Bob mulches our leaves by mowing over them, he did not do that and the north wind that blew in the cold front filled the pool with them

Sandy said...

Gail,

I love fall or autumn, and have my blower out all the time to remove unwanted leaves out of the way. Daily we have a pile outside the back door and along our fence near the porch.

Ginny Hartzler said...

Yes, each season is made by God and beautiful in it's own way. Reminds me of the hymn "For The Beauty Of The Earth". I happened to see a beautiful picture on the bottom of your blog, under "You might also like" So I read it. It is a painting by you of psychedelic mushrooms. It is beautiful, I LOVE it!! You can really PAINT! Now I am thinking this is what you should do in the deep days of winter.

Buttons Thoughts said...

Well I do hope you get the moisture you need. A hard frost is good for the trees now they can rest. We have snow not the moisture you would want :) Hug B

Debbie said...

Fall - well represented!! we are having a drought here at the jersey shore with some watering restrictions!! pretty images!!!

Linda Kay said...

Spent some time in the front of the house this morning, brushing those leaves out to the street. The city will be by to pick them up later today. Next we will need our blower to get the leaves out of the rocks and into the street from under the four oak trees.

Sketching with Dogs said...

We have had to pick up a ton of leaves from our small garden too. Bet that leaf blower makes the work a lot easier.
Lynne x

Gorges Smythe said...

With hundreds of acres of woods behind our home, we gave up raking years ago. Come spring, I just start mowing the leaves and grass appears MOST places after a few mowings.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

We have been doing the same here. We did have a lot of mld, wet weather, though. This weekend we had our first real frost, and a hard freeze. It is almost Winter weather here, now. Life.

Country Gal said...

We here have always called it fall cause it is the season for the leaves to fall lol ! Lovely photos , Our fall is done weather wise now and now old man winter has begun to settle in . Oh I love my leaf blower it also converts in to a vacuum mulcher makes life that mush easier when it come to cleaning up the leaves and yes we love all our trees to for they provide so much for us and the birds . Have a good day !

only slightly confused said...

Indeed..the leaves fall, the temperatures fall...no wonder we refer to autumn as fall.

Susan Kane said...

We actually had rain in the night!! Don't know how much, but is was unexpected. Pillows Lawn furniture are wet, but they repel water well.

I love the smell after rain.

Susan Kane said...

We have some leaves falling, not sure the tree. Rain last night (!) and combo is heavenly.









Mary Ann said...

Gail, I missed your actual birthday, and I hope it was a good one, and not spent blowing leaves.

We are expecting rain here in NE Kansas tomorrow (now a 60% chance). I hope some of it comes your way, heavens knows we need it here, too.

Empty Nester said...

I hope you enjoy the leaf blower. Ours is heavy and I have no control over it. I aim one direction and it blows in another. So frustrating! Which is why I leave the leaf blowing to someone else. :) No rain here, either. And none in the forcast.

Arkansas Patti said...

Loved your unusual shot of the leaves in the act of falling.
Hang in there. There is supposed to be a really big rain coming Wednesday. We really need it.

LindaG said...

We had a light frost last night. Should be the last for at least a week. Rain Wednesday.
Hope you get some of it, too, Gail. Blessings. ^_^

C-ingspots said...

Well if I could, know that I would!! Share some of this damned rain, that is! We've been raining practically non-stop since October first and we're just wet and warm and awful...your dry soil and leaves look wonderful to me! We still haven't even had a single frost, no crisp fall weather here. Makes me cranky... Happy Thanksgiving Gail.
And yet, as you are with your trees which make so many leaves and clean air for you to breathe. I am thankful for the water, because not having it would be so much worse. So, I am thankful for the rain. *sigh* :)

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

You are a busy, busy, busy bee! Trees are one of the most precious things on this earth. I love them. We've planted 4 in our backyard since we moved here.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love seeing the leaves drift down and it can be so hard to capture it in a photo! Beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving!

Lowcarb team member said...

Oh my goodness, you are always so busy.
Lovely set of photo's you've shared.

Enjoy your leaf blower ...

All the best Jan

Lee said...

It's too darn hot here at present...and will continue being so for the next few couple of months and more.

Saucy Kodz said...

Wow, thats quite the frost. Beautiful picture and others as well. I always like the frosty ones. Yep, my mulching has been done for a while now. We have rain, that is supposed to be snow. no complaining, cause no shovelling. Have a great day, H to M. lol

Josie Two Shoes said...

So beautiful! And as always, more work to be done. Soon the cold will come and you will be spending more time indoors, I'm sure you are enjoying these days.

Susan Anderson said...

Amazingly, we are having rain early this year, and lots of it, too. I think maybe the drought is broken. Sure hope so!

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