These are of the Japanese Maple tree in my front yard. A whole tree view is in the post My home trees.
The trees together look a bit like a rocket launch, especially in the fall when the maple goes golden. The Japanese maple is in my yard and the Douglas Fir is in the next door neighbor’s yard. When we moved in, 34 years ago, the Japanese maple was only about as tall as I am: 5′ 6″. We had no idea it would get this big…but, boy, do we love it, and the shade it casts on hot summer days.
Friday night’s sky was interesting:
The weather report for the weekend was “scattered rain”. It sounds so tame compared to the dramatic skies we saw:
This time of year the sap starts flowing. I always feel like I need to do something in the garden.
A couple of weeks ago, a few days before it snowed, I found an irresistible packet of seeds. I wasn’t sure where I was going to put them, my beds are pretty full of perennials and volunteer annuals. I carried the packet around in my purse. In part to not have to answer questions from my very linear spouse about what on earth I was thinking (because I wasn’t thinking when I got the seeds).
I eventually decided to put in a hummingbird garden in my backyard to be a micro getaway location. YouTube provided instructions on creating a “no dig” bed.
The only things left to do are making a border and waiting for spring.
Our snow is almost gone now, but last weekend it snowed for almost two days straight. I still had to walk my four legged friends.
A rather belated entry for Paula’s Thursday’s Special Pick a word. Brought on by autumnal inspiration this week.
I didn’t have a separate photo for Consecrated, but I feel like my yard is blessed during this golden season.
These days I don’t go anywhere exciting to hike, but I walk my dogs every day around the neighborhood. Come along with us on a November walk.
The cold north wind began in the middle of the day yesterday, to chase the clouds away. We awoke to a cold clear morning.
Reminded me of the Lord of the Rings.
In Seattle the north wind usually brings clear weather, in the winter it can be very cold, since the wind is coming from Alaska and Canada. A long time ago I wrote this description of how I loved the cold, very clean north wind when I was a child: Winter wind from the north.