Carl and I finally did finish planting that bushel of daffodils late on Thursday night. In case you were wondering how many bulbs actually fit in a bushel, the actual number was 729,332 give or take a dozen. Oh, our aching backs. And knees. And other parts.
Ok, there weren't that many, but when you plant bulb after bulb and the pile doesn't go down at all, it gets a bit tedious. When I lifted the daffodil bulbs this spring, I knew it was going to come down to this mad dash in the fall. But they were so crowded...
|The Way They Were last spring.|
Since I'm just first getting back on my feet somewhat, I eased into the fall work this week. We had a rainy afternoon on Tuesday, so I decided to clean out the urns since the Bubblegum petunias finally done gave up.
|The Way the Urns Were in August|
|Let the madness begin, stuff everywhere.|
|I guess the hydrangeas would look better with more paint on them and maybe not so bedraggled, but at least there's something to look at for the winter.|
|Urn #3 complete with a dead tree.....|
|Red Cardinal, a handmade gift from my father-in-law years ago|
|The chickens had to check out what I was doing. They do make nice lawn ornaments, but they keep moving.|
|Out on the end of the driveway|
|Matching pots by the back door|
More cedar boughs in dark green (Smaragd) and yellow (Sunkist) along with sedums and some sprigs of Russian sage. I tried to make them matching, but........ok, I tried.
|Old water heater stand by back door with another chicken. My, that's a fancy chicken, isn't he?|
|Limelight hydrangea bloom ringed with spray painted Autumn Joy sedums with an edging of Smaragd cedar trimmings.|
We'll see how far I get this weekend. It's supposed to very windy which means the last of the leaves will be stripped from the trees. I took pictures of the 'Golden Raindrops' crabapples out by Aaargh last night. They were glorious just before sunset.
|If we ever get Aaargh done, this would be the view from the south windows.|
|I'm hoping to have a stained glass window completed for this frame by spring...Gotta get a move on.|
|Once the leaves fall, the yellow apples will remain most of the winter, hence the name 'Golden Raindrops'.|
|Not to be outdone, 'Red Jewel' crabapple also showing fall color.|
All too soon we'll be crossing the bridge from fall into winter.