I'm sure there are people out there who enjoy dark, drizzly days, sort of like Morticia Addams of the Addams Family used to adore stormy weather, do you remember that show? And how she cut off the nasty rose flowers when arranging her thorn-stemmed bouquets as her husband Gomez, snazzily dressed in his smoking jacket, adoringly ogled her in her long, black dress. 'Cara Mia'........oh, sorry, yes, I know, yet another reference to an obscure TV show, but the weather the first part of this week made me a bit batty, and besides it was Halloween. I was baking cookies the other day during the rain storm and started laughing when I remembered that line, "Are these cookies made of real Girl Scouts?" Never mind. Like I said, I was bit batty. (Dang Retro TV.)
|Last rose of the season...Red 'Knockout', my apologies to Morticia for showing the 'ugly' flower.|
There, the River Bed was finished, now what about the Pan Fountain?
Ok, which bed to attack next? We looked at the Escarpment:
They still do catch the light though, despite being bedraggled and besmirched. We decided to let this garden go until later on.
And blue skies! (And rocks.)
I spotted our birch tree over by the barn when the light hit it just right around 4PM. This was the beacon that led Carl and I to go to work over in that part of the yard instead. Doesn't matter where we work, really, it's all got to go anyway.
There's that blue sky again, and the weathervane my father-in-law, Don, made for us years ago. Right now the weathervane is on a pole, I'm thinking it would look great on the stone house. Speaking of good ol' Castle Aaargh......look at all the rock we have to pick up yet before the snow flies.
I didn't think we were THAT messy while we were working on it, Wow. Seems like we quit whacking rocks a long, long time ago, but in reality it's less than two weeks.
I miss working on Aaargh so much. I had such high hopes to be farther along with construction. But Winter waits for no one. We were talking about it this afternoon; if (and that's such a big word) IF the weather is good in April, we could start to run mortar then, but if April of next year is like April of last year (we had 17" of snow at the start of the month) that won't be possible.
Carl planted asparagus last fall just because he likes the texture of the foliage. Nobody around here eats the stuff, we just like looking at it. Sure is hard to photograph though; it's so spindly and ferny.
My urns looked so forlorn after all the annuals were yoinked out, so my GADS got the better of me again and I cut some hydrangeas to stuff in them. (I was supposed to be cleaning out beds, not playing urn decorator.)
We have a LONG way to go yet before we can rest.
Don't forget to head over to Tootsie's at Fertilizer Friday and see what beauty is blooming in gardens from all over the world!
Have a great weekend!