Sunday, October 7, 2012

::A Fall Walk Around our Place ::

Friday afternoon it was 92° outside and sunny.  
We were getting in the car to head out to visit my daughter when I saw these Morning Glories...I wish I had seen them when the first bloomed. I waited 5 1/2 months to see Morning Glories! 
Here it is October and they've just now bloomed! The vine is withered and sparse...and there is a tiny flash of blue and purple.  I'm glad I got the chance to see a few flowers from planting these seeds with my grand-daughter. 

So Friday 92°...and today in the 52°.... and I have these beautiful Roses on the bush! 
I snapped these this morning making my rounds in the yard... 
on the way back from the COOP!  So pretty and vibrant pink. 

This is the COOP. Fall... it's been a year since we started owning chickens we've gotten lots of eggs. Had lots of fun with the chickens in the yard. I doubt we'll be letting them out in the yard much this winter. So hard to catch all of them. 
We have two of the NUGGETS left. The two smart chickens that didn't make it to the Freezer. 
Their names are (yes, we named them) are Opal and Pearlie. My Grand-daughter has wanted to name a chicken Opal since we brought them home.  She watches a fairy cartoon and one of the good fairies is named Opal.... So we named the other Pearlie after the main Character. I THINK I can tell the chickens apart....I'll try and get some close ups of them... and see if you can tell a difference. 

This last collage is of random things growing in my yard this very brisk October day... 
An Oak tree...which I can see outside my kitchen window...still has VERY GREEN leaves on it. 
By next week...they'll be yellow and soon after that they will just be gone. Not much of Fall Foliage the part of TEXAS. 
I also have the makings of a pretty good Aloe plant. 
My sister in law gave me several pieces to grow...and the chickens OBLITERATED THEM. I salvaged a little tiny piece and planted it in this pot...and put it inside a fenced garden keep the chickens off of it. 
It has grown pretty well.  I need to bring it in now. 
Then lastly... LOOK AT THAT MUSHROOM! It's as huge as a loaf of bread! Bigger than a SOFTBALL!!! HUGE... 

...Crazy stuff going on in the yard... on this Cloudy, OverCast, Chilly, Simple Sunday. :) 

Hope you enjoyed the walk around our place in the country... I enjoyed showing you around. 

Joining up at SSS

Oh give thanks to the LORD for He is good; His loving kindness is everlasting. ~Psalm 107:1


Cindy said...

Hi Pat,
You have a very interesting yard, can't believe your drop in temperature! I like your chickens, especially the layers. We had layers when I was a kid and I loved collecting the eggs, such a great feeling to find one. I also milked the cow with my brother when my dad had to work out of town. I enjoyed that too.
Hope you had a wonderful Lord's Day.
Hugs, Cindy

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

Wow, your stuff looks great. All of my plants have long since died.
Love your morning glories!

take care,

red.neck chic said...

I was cracking up driving down to Antiques Week... Texas is in such a tail-spin! I swear - heading South it looks like SPRING!!! Flowers and gorgeousness EVERYWHERE!!!

I think I just drooled over your roses - and you kinda make me want some chickens. Kinda... not totally convinced... but kinda.

Thank You for taking me along on your walk through your back yard!!!

:) Robelyn

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I loved the tour of your place, Pat, especially the chickens!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

We've had crazy big mushrooms pop up in our yard too! It hasn't even been wet so I don't know where they've come from. Morning glories do take a long time don't they. I had nothing but green leaves for the longest time. I enjoyed your tour!

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

The Yield sign cracked me up and oh, how I love morning glories when they grow up and cover a fence or lattice with blooms. What fun to take a tour!