Saturday, October 26, 2013

Autumn Out Front...........

It's time to show some more fall things and this time we will be outside near the front door.


This stands near the walk as you enter from the driveway.

I like the big S signifying my last name.

I made this simple wreath new this year. It was easy to stick the flowers through a grapevine wreath. I didn't even need to glue or anything.

This hangs just to the right of the door.

And, on the left wall the window frame got dressed up by adding leaves to the wreath, a pumpkin and a crow. 

I don't like any of the ugliness of Halloween and only use natural things depicting Autumn.

For the first time, I took pictures from the front door looking out and they show this area better than any I get looking up the walk.

The coleus you see here sprang up on his own, somehow and is totally out of place design wise but, I let it grow and now it does add a bit of fall color here. Very soon it will be cut down and used for cuttings to start several other plants. All that is needed is to stick them in soil, either in a pot or the ground (in the shade) they will root better than putting them in water and growing roots first.


Shy rabbit sits just across the walk from the coleus. If I had thought in time, I would have given him a fall color ribbon.
Just above the rabbit hanging from a small tree is this big acorn. It doesn't work well for the bird feeder it was intended for but, I like it here as a decoration, especially at this time of year.

This guy kept a good eye on me as I was getting the photographs. I think he was pleased to get featured.

The squirrel is the reason I see a lot of this in the mulch around the tree.
O.K., there you have most of what is seen around the front entrance for fall. Once again, thank you for visiting.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - They Can Stand Alone





















All pictures taken in my own garden. Thank you for taking time to stop by!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Looking Pretty in the Shade Garden

I have a little bit of fall colors in the garden. Not your usual turning leaves, etc. And, there is always a lot of green until those few times we get a hard freeze.

By Christmas the Wild Coffee berries will be all red.

Night Jasmine
Coleus fall colors



More Coleus

The BIG dragonfly is still hanging around.

Can you see, on the right side, a small table with a glass? I did a lot of work out here Saturday morning......

......and decided to have my breakfast here. It was quite pleasant. I don't usually put fig bars in my cereal bowl. It was just easier to carry everything out in one trip that way.

I could really get hooked on Arizona's green tea with citrus (also, Green Tea with Ginseng and Honey)! I find it very refreshing, although I don't usually have it with breakfast. I had already put in about two hours of work so, the cold tea tasted very good!

This little one was looking on.

And these. The bubbling water is always a good sound in the quiet of the morning.

This is the first picture I have taken that shows the water bouncing off

This ginger always looks pretty much the same  - year round.




I zoomed in from way across the yard and this is what I got. This is one of  my favorite pictures that I have taken lately.
Let's see, what can I show and tell about next time? Maybe the refreshing of the raised beds and another thing or so.  Or, perhaps the fall look on the front porch and nearby - we'll see.