Friday, October 31, 2008
kept coming up looking like this:
It confused me at first, but then I realized it's a shot of one lonely little Cosmo paw, peeking through the deck railing. I love it - both versions.
It's a beautiful day here in NE Ohio - weather is warm-ish and sunny and my spirits are much lifted.
And speaking of lifting...my Oldtimer is out in front of the house, trimming back the maple branches that were threatening to rub on the roof and siding this winter, so...I better go lift that pile of stuff to haul to the mulch pile!
Friday, October 24, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
My Oldtimer has a fondness for rocks and boulders as landscaping elements, so we went out a couple weekends ago and bought one on sale. (I'd like a big rock, too...preferably one that sparkles and fits on my hand.) We had the perfect place to incorporate it, and the young man said they'd deliver. Imagine our surprise (or at least MINE) when they dumped it off the back of the truck and left it for us to put in place! Standing it upright wasn't too difficult - levers, vantage points...all those manly things. Getting it positioned into the space once upright was another story.
And while stepping back to photo the rock, Oldtimer captured once again the serene scene across the ivy front lawn, with the fountain in the distance. I'm glad he captured this before the leaves start dropping...doesn't it look peaceful and lush?
Sunday, October 12, 2008
I thought it was interesting that a diver was cleaning the algae from one of the aquariums.
This is in the neighbor's plantings along the property line:
Another view through the foliage:
Here's a surprise blossom in my tropical plants pot:
And a little volunteer blossom on the sweet potato vine:
I love the play of sunlight and shadow on this group planting:
And this lone purple petunia:
I've forgotten the name of this rose colored plant, but it looks great with the elephant ears and coleus:The Persian Shield is huge this year. The iridescence reminds me of fly wings:
Fall also seems to be spider season!