Tuesday, November 24, 2009

More Fall Colors and Yard Work

This is how things looked on October 31st as we were out driving. Beautiful!

A few weeks earlier, while things were still green for the most part, my husband took advantage of the day without rain to cut some tree limbs. Our neighbor has a huge maple tree and the lower branch has hung over our fence for years. My husband cut it away. I hope that my shade garden can get a tiny bit of sun now.

I cut a lot of shrubs back and my son and I raked and burned and cleaned the yard a couple weeks later.

We lit this thing several times, but it just wouldn't start because some of the debris was too wet.

My son got the dry stuff on top to burn, but later my husband came out and added some kind of fuel and used his air compressor to keep that thing burning until almost everything was ashes. Don't worry my son had the water hose running the whole time and we probably ruined the grass with so much water. Oh wait, we live in a place that dumps gallons of water on our grass every winter. Not all at once thank goodness.

This is what the sun looked like as we were working out there. It wasn't actually dark yet as the picture portrays, but getting there.

It's time to let go of fall as much as I hate to. It's such a neat time of year. Thanksgiving is in two days and then we jump right into Christmas. Winter seems so long to me.

I'm sick today. I've been battling a morning cough for a couple weeks. It finally hit my nose and throat this past weekend and my chest got tight last night. Couldn't sleep much. Now my son reports chills and a headache. This is why winter seems so long to me.

With God we can do all that needs to be done and he'll help us with our priorities.

Thank you, God for leaves that change and seasons that change and for the strength to walk through each trial be it big or small.



  1. Beautiful pictures. Boy, you guys got a lot of work done. Hope you are feeling better, soon and hope you have a beautifully blessed Thanksgiving.
    Hugs, love, and prayers, andrea

  2. I do love it when the trees change to their fall colors. Of course, I love it when they green up again too!

    Hope you both feel better and that it's just a cold and not the flu.

  3. Hi, Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you will join me over at Grace Talk With Daveda in Touched By The Fathers love. Please come on over and check it out!

    Being Loved By Him, With You,

  4. WOW, I'd give anything to have fall colors like that around here. They're STUNNING!!! Ours seem pretty to my "Texas" mind until I see photos like these, and then I realize how DRAB and boring ours are down here.

    Hope you have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving tomorrow!!!


  5. What pretty pictures, Nannette! You certainly did get a lot accomplished in your yard. YAY for you!

    I pray this winter will go quickly for you. Do you have any projects planned to keep you busy?

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING, sweet friend!


  6. THOSE COLOURS! Nothing like it here in the tropics. I do hope that one day I get to see the trees turning again... if we had Autumn here, it would be my favourite season. All in this one post I was amazed at how blogland makes the world seem so big as I wonder at your beautiful trees so far away, but so small as I TOTALLY FREAK OUT at you lighting fires in your backyard before I realised that you don't live here with our total fire ban and it's probably okay where you are since your grass is so green and actually alive. I love this bloggy world!

  7. M. M.~
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
    Please let us know if you get the job at your school. I'm praying for you!