Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Outdoor Wednesday...in my back yard...

I spent the morning gardening today...I worked in the front yard for the most part...I came to the back to feed the birds and decided to take a few pictures ...I can't believe it's almost December and our birch trees are finally showing their Autumn colors...these are the two in the back...I can see them from all the windows in the back of my house...I love them!
 Here's some on the side of the house....
 Oh I bounced back to the back again...putting pictures on here is not my specialty...but I try!
 Here is a close up of an new plant I got a few weeks ago...it is an ornamental pepper plant...
 The peppers are supposed to stay purple...as are the leaves...pretty I think!
 Here's a close up of some mums in a pot I moved out to the sunny area...
 I think stock flowers are so pretty too...I love the bright colors...
 A minature rose bud...yes...I am still getting roses...
 These annuals are coming back...for some reason I am brain dead...I can't think of the name...it is on the tip of my tongue...it starts with an L...anyway...they die back in the summer...start coming back when the weather cools down and soon there will be blue everywhere...because they spread like crazy!!
 Bamboo berries...they add tons of color to the yard and look great in Christmas garlands and wreaths...
 Tangerines will soon be ripe...I can't wait!!
 Here's part of the yard...I'm under the apple tree...
 It's a little bare right now...but it's almost December and I have been ignoring it because of all my sewing...
This is the walk way out to the front yard...more birch trees...I look out on these guys from my kitchen window...I always leave the blinds open so I can see them. So that's what the yard is looking like now...there are leaves everywhere...and it is supposed to get really windy in the next couple days...record winds I heard...80 mph gusts...it happens this time of year...I don't like it...but that's our weather pattern...you never know when the winds will go crazy from about October to March...I spent all morning raking leaves in the front from last week's wind...and alot of them weren't from any tree in my yard! Oh well...raking is good exercise...that's what I tell myself anyway! 
Until next time...enjoy the day!!!

7 comments:

Cyndi said...

Linda, your yard is just gorgeous - a testament to all the hard work and love you put into it! My BIL in Florida has those ornamental peppers in his yard and they are beautiful! And yes the peppers and leaves do stay purple! :o)

Have a wonderful day, my friend.

XOXO,

Cyndi

Yvette said...

I want to camp out in your backyard and stitch. Gorgeous!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

How pretty everything looks. We still have trees full of brilliant gold and orange. It was so strange when it was snowing this week (just flurries) and the trees still look like fall. Oh well, as long as we aren't covered in ice, I won't complain. Plus, we actually got some sunshine today...bliss!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL yard and gardens! Wow!!! It's amazing to see leaves and blooming anything....Our leaves have been gone for months already....Love the stocks (don't hey smell heavenly?) and those bamboo berries - gorgeous!! Your gardens certainly grow lovely my friend....Thanks for a peek into something that's still green and growing! Happy Wednesday! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Yay tangerines! Your garden is looking very colourful.

Terry said...

How wonderful to still have some fall colors and flowers. Everything here has been done for weeks already.

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

Linda,
Your garden is lovely. I love the birches...we have two giants in our front yard...their leaves are just about gone here!
Tangerines...how awesome to be able to grow them in your own yard!
Have a great night!
Angela