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Monday, September 21, 2015

Weekend Over Already ?

 

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  . 

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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 .

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          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 . SEPTEMBER 2015 (3 of 11)

                        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 !

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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 .

Fall

                                                                   Until next time .

                                                              Country Gal

14 comments:

The Furry Gnome said...

Boy, that tractor and trailer look familiar! Fall clean-up time here too.

Deb said...

Hi Elaine - I love your little hummer photo. The signs in your garden are so charming. I know how hard it is to get a deer photo so I'd say that wasn't too bad at all. We get to see the beautiful face. I've had a busy family weekend so today it is back to cleaning up a bit around the mouse-house after my morning walk. Have a fun day with your camera and Miggs. Deb

Linda Kay said...

Love your little John Deere tractor and wagon. Good luck with the Japanese maples...such a lovely tree.

Dagmar said...

Hello, does seem that fall in almost here..hope you have a good week,
Xo
Dagmar

Gail said...

Where does the time go?

Looking fallish at your place.

Have a blessed week.

William Kendall said...

No doubt the deer can smell the presence of a dog.

Janneke said...

Time goes so fast, I remember Miggs rolling in the snow in early spring, it is as if it was last week.

Anvilcloud said...

Good luck with the deer, but even a visual sighting is good.

Amy at love made my home said...

Sounds like a very busy, but good weekend. xx

Linda said...

Saturday was hideous at the cottage...really gusty!
We did the same on Sunday...cut back lots of plants...stayed another night!
Enjoy your week...
Cheers!
Linda :o)

Margaret Adamson said...

Busy bees, you too and Ilove the shot of the Hummer.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

I've been trimming the garden too and I also planted some spring bulbs that I bought last week. Hope the Japanese maple survives the winter and gives lots of new growth for next year. The hummers have been around but I'm not going to make any more food for them once this lot is gone as I don't want to encourage them to stay too long. I'll miss them when they are gone though.

Faye Henry said...

Love love the hummingbird pic.. So sweet... Happy Fall to you, my friend.. xo

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I'm super excited that fall is finally here..I am getting where I can't stand the heat anymore.
Have a great Wednesday and good luck with the deer!