Our color is just beginning to come on this year. I took this photo yesterday, and the photo below is from 2015, taken around October 10th.
Another difference I see is that we painted the playhouse red since this photo was taken, and I'm glad we did! I can't wait for my beautiful view to burst into color!
The small stand of maples by the creek are beginning to turn. The grey skies are a constant this month, and the tree color looks a bit brown. It's not. The Burning Bush below it is beginning to turn red.
I don't often share photos of my grands but Isla and Klaire both turned five this week! So here are a few photos of them.
Today is my brother in law's birthday! He is in Africa right now but will be home in a few weeks. The siblings and a few others are going to gather in Florida at the end of the month for my MIL 100th Birthday!
I made her cake. I attempted a number 5 and I threw a bunch of candy on it! Ha! She loved it. I was going to make it purple, but found out just before I colored the frosting that she likes blue now! Whew!
Kyle and I started attacking the mess in my cottage garden. With my back issues, and the busy summer focus of moving my parents into our home, this poor garden has a lot of weeds! Today we have a bit of weeding to do, the plants to cut back. My zinnia are still going strong, and we've cut a few roses this week, too.
The zinnia are getting powdery mildew so they'll be going soon, too. I think I'll try to cut as many as I can today. I'm also going to cut a lot of Limelight Hydrangea. The colors are so pretty right now and they dry beautifully.
Our Fall Fest might get rained out on Saturday, but our rain date on Sunday is looking good. I need to get some pumpkins, mums, and apple cider! Oh and also paper goods, and cups for cold and hot drinks.
I love hosting our fall fest. It's so much fun.
I guess that is all I have for today. I hope you are encouraged in the midst of the crazy. So much being revealed, and so many people fighting for freedom.
It's an amazing time to be alive.