It's that time again! Dlyn created the Front Yard/Back Yard Meme eons ago and I've been playing ever since! She claims that she started this eight months ago, but I don't believe her. What is it with me not believing people and having to prove what they say? Some kind of trust issue I'll have to discuss with my therapist, I guess. Dang. Something else to bring up in session.
ANYWAY. That would make the first post in February, and it seems I didn't play that month, so I'm substituting this post for my first attempt to play. I can't wait till it snows! Hmm. It doesn't seem I played in March, so this will have to be a half substitute. And this the other half. Here - here is where I first began to play. I'll show you the pictures of the first shots, back in April, when I was so excited that things were greening up. Now I'm yelling at the weeds in all the garden beds.
April front yard:
Am I seeing things? And April back yard:
I've gotta be seeing things. Now a look at September's yard!
The front, scraggly and weedy. Check out the mailbox bed (poor thing!)
And the front of the house:
Yes, my wisteria tree has fallen over. No, I haven't dug out the twine to stake it up. Then there's the back yard and our vegetable gardens (scroll up and look at April again):
Isn't this just the saddest thing? The Hunny will be tilling it all under soon. Hopefully before the next month's meme. Meaning I'll have to rescue the irises from the vegetable bed and figure out where to put them, dang it! And it's about time to divide the hostas.
A closer look at my lovely weeds:
See why it needs tilling? That weed monster in the back, next to the giant Darth Vader helmet, that was our first compost pile. The vine growing all over it is cantaloupe. And the little boogers keep disappearing before they're big enough to pick! I'm thinking of leaving my Babies outside overnight for a couple of nights and see if we can't get to the bottom of this.
The real fun of the yard hasn't been the garden this summer (obviously). We've had a very large distraction keeping us from focusing on the vegetables, so I thought I'd give you a couple of shots:
Last, but not least:
So there's the September issue of the Back Yard/Front Yard Meme. I'm hoping the neighbors' leaves change for the next one!
Until I write again ...