I was pleasantly surprised when I went out into the yard trying to capture the leaves falling (yes, I am still trying to find a way to share that beauty with you) and discovered a lone sunflower standing proudly amongst the fallen leaves strewn throughout the grass. The contrast between it's beautiful golden center surrounded by white petals against the deep green, golds and browns of the surrounding landscape struck me as utterly perfect. A lingering sparkle of summer!
Then I came across this ladybug meandering across the porch railing, causing me to pause and remember all that summer has to offer.
But with the passing of summer, so does the chore of mowing (woo hoo!). Yes, I am the lawn maintenance person in this family, as Mountain Man would rather live in the wilds than do any mowing/trimming/weed eating. While I prefer the non-manicured look, I don't want to live in a jungle! So today I mowed and used the weed eater for what I am sure will be the last time this year (well, I still have two big sections to finish, but I am happy with my progress today).
But fair is fair, and as I was working on the yard, Johny was working on the wood pile (that task is ongoing throughout the winter, so I prefer mowing, thank you very much)...
Despite a gray sky, today's landscape was speckled with fall colors...the wind has been quite strong, blowing the leaves every which way and keeping my chimes singing almost nonstop (maybe that is why we have a frost warning?). I just hope the leaves hang on long enough to enjoy the full array of fall colors for a while, but just in case, this is the view from this afternoon...
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