Sunday, October 23, 2011

First frost - LITE

Well, that wasn't much of a frost.  Most 'first frosts' are really freezes - either just skimming the birdbath with ice or freezing it solid.  Last night's frost was almost nothing.

So today everything, those that I covered up by the house and those that spent the night out in the field, are doing just fine.  *sigh*  It's almost too bad.  I mean, it's one thing to go at cleaning up the beds when plants look ratty.  But how can I yank stuff out that still looks oh so good?

I decided to rustle leaves instead.  I spent many an hour on the lawn mower, banking leaves into piles, berms, and shrub/tree surrounds.

If it doesn't rain tomorrow, I'll start dragging leaves back to the beds.    While I was wandering about snapping pics of my progress, the nabe called out that I should be taking a pic of his pile instead.  "See, mine is way bigger than yours!"  I said that he did have a nice pile.  "But, gosh.  You only have one??"  LOL

Meanwhile, I've still got trees that don't even know it's Autumn!  

Leaf season is a long one here at Melissa Majora.... *woof*


  1. Kris, I just keep mowing in one direction until I get the leaves blown onto the bed I want to mulch. It isn't real tidy, but it's easy!

    I would pull those beauties until snow covered them!

  2. Don't worry, Glenda. By Friday (after 2 upcoming nights dipping prolly into 20s) all those beauties will look quite beastly. I can pull them then with impunity.


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