We were busy painting on our house today. I wanted to leave the vines on this end of the house as long as possible because I love that they turn red or burgundy(depends on the amount of frost). However,we did have some ice in our birdbath this morning so we thought it was time to cut them down in case it turned too cold to paint and we had a two toned house all winter. the leaves will soon fall leaving bare vines anyway.
This was this end of the house last week. Time does march on doesn't it?
I am glad my husband is not afraid of heights-you would not catch me up there. I painted shutters and trim no higher then a few feet off the ground.
We have a list of chores to get done this week. I work so much better with a list.
I did take a few minutes off to take a few garden shots for you. This is my last perennial to bloom it is a late monkshood. This bee was enjoying it too!
A Heritage rose- faded but pretty.
The aster's are lovely fall color.
Annabelle hydrangea and sedum are still pretty
The euonymus alata is so pretty in autumn.
Autumn joy sedum couldn't be easier to grow- in spring you can just break a stem off and stick it in the ground and it will grow.
another bee enjoying a pretty aster
Japanese ivory silk lilac is pretty in the fall too.
my little garden angel came home with me from North Carolina several years ago.
Spirea turning it's autumn colors
Karl Forrester grass
Nelly Noser still has a few blooms
The rosehips are pretty -full of vitamin C
our red oak tree is starting to turn
lots of berries for the birds- the chickadees were singing in this tree while I was painting shutters and then a flock of Canada geese flew over honking away-the sounds of fall as they head south for winter.
The babbling brook in our woods is getting some fall colors around it too. This is a good spot to end our tour as it is a relaxing place to sit for a spell.
Hope you enjoyed our little tour!