Let’s Walk About the Yard a Bit

This morning is dismal, a few rain showers now and then, and chilly. A good day to stay inside – maybe even time to turn the heat on. But yesterday was a lovely sunny day, so we’re going back in time to yesterday to walk about the yard and find the early signs of fall.

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This pine cone fell from the pine tree above the lilac bush and lodged itself into the Y of the branches. It looks quite comfortable, doesn’t it? It seems to have done a good job of adapting.

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The sweet pepper plant is displaying a superior bit of poor timing, deciding now to bear fruit. It gave me one small pepper earlier this summer, and tantalized me with blooms that seemed to be frozen in time. Frost will soon be upon us, so I think I will wait till the last moment, and the harvest will yield mini-peppers.

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There are still a few flowers in bloom, like this coneflower. The Autumn Joy Sedum (I took a picture, it was fuzzy so it is not displayed) is coming into its own as the other blooms fade away into the fall.

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There are still a few berries on the bushes that the birds have not yet devoured.

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Some of the leaves on the pear tree and some of the shrubs are putting on their fall coats. I always think of Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in the fall.

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Even the Primrose leaves are flirting with color.

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The Pine Siskin are enjoying the seeds of the Primrose.

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Some of the Pine Siskin would just as soon take their meals at the local diner.

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The hydrangea bears fresh blooms as well as fading blooms.

It’s always refreshing to take these little walkabouts and find life in various stages. It fills me with enough. How about you? Have you found enough?

About Carol

I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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10 Responses to Let’s Walk About the Yard a Bit

  1. Thoroughly enjoyed the photographs! Yesterday we went to a bluegrass festival – by the time all of the toe-tapping was said and done, my feet said “Enough!”

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  2. I love the colors of fall. It is a last burst of energy before we settle down. Thanks for sharing your photos. I took some myself today. It is a nice way to relax.

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  3. jay53 says:

    A slightly melancholic post, which I suspect reflects your emotional state right now. Nevertheless, there is a sense of awareness and acceptance of the circle of life, and – perhaps as importantly – of enjoying fleeting moments of beauty. There is always something to lift the spirits if we look for it, and those little birds would have lifted mine, as would the lovely hydrangea.

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  4. Robin says:

    Beautiful walk, Carol. Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Colleen says:

    Lovely photos Carol! I have a soft spot for those feisty little siskins. They are always entertaining, very endearing. Yes, for today, I have found enough. Fresh vegetables from our local farm stand and listening to the rain that has settled in for the afternoon. Thank you, again, for your thoughts on this.

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  6. Thanks for taking us on a lovely walk around your yard, Carol. I love the first signs of fall; I don’t know why; it’s the time of year when I feel most hopeful and optimistic! I love your description of Joseph’s Technicolor Dreamcoat. The hydrangea pictures are my favorites, along with the Pine Siskin. Perfect. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Dawn says:

    Pretty back yard you have there!

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  9. Heather says:

    I always like wandering around the yard, looking for signs of the seasonal change. I’m impressed with the hydrangea – they bloom so much longer than I expect them to. My peppers and your peppers must hail from the same philosophy. I had a few earlier this year, and now I just have babies…waiting for the frost (freeze warning tonight!).

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  10. lisa says:

    Tanner and I are trying to reinstate our evening walks. I’m looking forward to seeing some Autumn color in the yards. I love your choices to share with us today.

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