Saturday was a bust for being out side as it rained all day but we needed it so that was ok . Papa spent the best part of the day fixing our toilet so it doesn't wobble when you sit on it lol . Yesterday as it was such a beautiful sunny cool day we were out in the yard doing some clean up . Papa did the leaves with the leave blower/ mulcher and then did the grass . Then we both went about the gardens cutting down any plants that are all done for the season .
We have two Japanese maple trees that were doing well in the first few years but this year they just didn't sprout leaves and the trunks and branches were grey instead of the nice red they are supposed to be ,we fingered that last years harsh winter caused their damage , they had grown and sprouted at the bottom of the trunks so we cut it all down to the new growth and hope this winter will be easier on them and they will thrive again next spring .
My tractor Betsy was put to work yesterday hauling all the cuttings . As you see to the right of the photo I still have some flowers in the gardens and I have my Geraniums still outside hanging up but soon it will all have to be taken out and Geraniums brought in .
Two hummers are still here fuelling up like crazy but I expect they will be leaving soon .
Our weekend felt short but we got some of the things done from the list so that's good .
I cant believe Fall /Autumn is a day away . The temps have been chilly at night and in the mornings now but the day time has warmed up nicely with cool breezes and is quite pleasant . This morning as I got up and our windows are open for the fresh cool air I smelt wood smoke from one of the neighbours fire place that was soo nice to smell that with the fresh air . Then as I was making my cuppa tea I spotted a deer at the last second walking across the road , they must of been in field across from us for a change so I ran and grabbed my camera and tried to get a shot from in side but it was a flop they moved to fast and the hydro pole and porch got in my view and the camera wasn’t set for the light of the morning as it was still dusk but I managed to salvage the photo and play with it a bit , at least I can see it is in fact a deer and not a dark spot in the photo it originally looked to be lol . Oh well ya win some and ya loose some lol !
The deer here are very quick and skittish and it has taken me 6 years to get this glimpse of them on camera as they don't come to the yards that have dogs , they stay in the fields away from people and dogs and only come out in the dusk of the early mornings . But this is a start I now know they are about again and next time I will be hiding in the hedges with camera in hand quietly waiting to get their photos ! yes in my jammies and boots no doubt lol !
Well that was our weekend ,quiet yet productive . I have some more cutting back still left to do in the gardens then that is all done , Then next is the wood piles .
Until next time .