in my yard
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
This time of year is always one of my favorites. The leaves are all colors and the light wind just tumbles them down. And then are the days I wake up to wet earth and that lovely smell that makes you think of digging in the dirt and planting. Yes, we sleep with the window wide open at night and the covers tucked high under our chins. There is no better sleep than with fresh cold air and the sounds from nature. We live in a safe neighborhood and leaving windows open or doors unlocked is a bit of nostalgia for me... reminders of my childhood and a simpler time.
For security we have a ferocious Rottweiler mix, there is no one in his/her right mind to cross path with him.
Today is shaping up to be another mild mid temperature day. So cleaning up the yard is going to be my goal. Moving the boards from the planter boxes and the fence and posts into the storage for the next time we need them. Covering water outlets, rolling and storing the garden hoses... that sort of thing. Pulling plants that are spent for the compost and raking the leaves into piles. Clipping more herbs to hang to dry and collecting the seed heads from the chives for next years planting. Cleaning drains and gutter of leave debris and clipping branches too close to the house. So a lot of moving and lifting and shoving and pulling... and saying a prayer to not pull my back.