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In addition to a week's worth of grass
we came home to a few new things...

What a difference a week makes!

Shave and a Haircut

A cool morning was the perfect time
to shape this anonymous bush into a "tree".
(Is this "normal"???)

Making a Difference

A cool day after hot ones
called for a major pruning chore...
which called for a fire.
This was followed by smaller jobs
like sprucing up a couple 
of garden frogs.
We enjoyed attending to a few tasks
that make a difference
on a day when making a difference didn't involve
enduring high temperatures!

What's Blooming Today

Simple blooms, really...

These, so far--
and a few dandelions...illegal immigrants from neighbors' yards.

Sight and Scent....Ahhhhhhhhh

 Is it my imagination
 or are they pinker than last year?
And if so, why?

Little by Little

 Slowly,
spring emerges.
Wiping sleep from its eyes,
sluggish but persistent.
"Patience, please!" it pleads timidly.

All Good Things Must Come to an End

Alas!  She was more ambitious than I!
Sadly, we couldn't "let it be".
(Shhhhhhh.  Don't judge me.)
All good things must come to an end.
If only Spring could make up her mind,
I'd be cleaning out flower beds as I should.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

The Scoop

 For The Scoop on our first official outing of 2018
 go to my OTHER blog HERE...
 And Happy New Year!

Wonderland by Night

Getting out of the car last night,
this was the view from our driveway...

One Sunday in September


 Our county's extension garden provided us with
a visual feast this Sunday afternoon!
 It felt like summer's grand finale
 with such a profusion of colors and stages!

 Some beds were a bit garbled
while some blooms stood out calling for attention.


 Whether big and bold
or delicate and fine...
 we were intrigued by the beautiful blooms on every hand.



 The sorghum and Lion's Tail below provided some comic relief
as we wandered this local favorite of ours...
maybe for the last time this season.