2018, Gardening

November Native Blooms In Our Frontyard

Even with last night’s cold snap, the plants are holding up pretty well. I covered up my Meyer Lemon tree, just in case it gets too cool for it. Our native plant are doing fine and dandy.

2018

Chewbacca Loves The November Weather

Kevin got the outdoor chores done, this morning: the Halloween decoration went back in the garage and the attic; the bushes around the house needed to be trimmed; the grass got mowed; and the quarterly bug spraying was done. The cats hung out in the backyard in the meantime. Joshua roamed around and was so eager to get into the attic. Kevin had to pull him out of there a few times. But Chewbacca rather jumped in the tree to get to the catio roof. There he just enjoyed the wind blowing through his fur, while he watched the world from above the ground. This time of the year, he really enjoys being outdoors. It’s not too hot and not too cold. Temperatures in the upper 60s to low 70s (20ΒΊ – 22ΒΊC) are perfect for him. He doesn’t mind the wind gusts, as long as he finds a good spot to relax.

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Chewbacca loves the weather at this time of the year.
2018

The Night Before Halloween

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Tonight I checked my decoration and lights, before the big day tomorrow. On Halloween, it suppose to rain all day. I don’t know, if we can go to Trick-or-Treat. But we have a Plan B, in case that part falls in the water. I will spend most of the day, carving pumpkins and cooking a good Vegetable Beef Soup. Who knows, maybe I get a little fire going in the fire place.

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2018

The Full Hunter’s Moon

This morning, the sky was covered in clouds. And I had no luck seeing the Full Hunter’s Moon. Therefore, I’ll post photos of the October Full Moon from the year 2016. Btw, that Moon was a perigee Moon (Supermoon), two years ago.

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Hunter’s Moon, Blood Moon, Sanguine Moon

The Hunter’s Moon is also the October Full Moon.Β The leaves fall from the trees and the fields stand empty after harvest. The forest’s animals have fattened up for the winter ahead. The thinning leaves and empty fields made this an easier time to hunt in preparation for the winter ahead.
The October full moon is about honoring that which has passed; the plants and the animals that gave their lives to sustain ours and our ancestors who brought us into being and helped shape our world. Cook old family recipes or retell old family stories in honor of your ancestors. (www.naturalsuburban.com)

2018, Gardening

Beautiful Sunday Afternoon In October

After all these rainy days, it was wonderful to have a sunny weekend. This Sunday afternoon, I just sat outside and enjoyed the sun. It’s also the season, the Monarchs migrates south, while other wildlife stays here and takes in the last days of the warmer weather. I watched the little bees and a Canna Leafroller collecting nectar from my flowers in the frontyard. Everyone prepares for the cooler season ahead. But when it is warm, we all come out and get as much of the warm rays of the sun as we can.

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Larger Canna Leafroller gets some nectar from our roses in the frontyard on this nice, sunny Sunday afternoon.
2018, Gardening

The Autumn Rain Is Back

After a couple of nice sunny days, the rain is back. Katelynn and the school band have to go and take Plan B until tonight’s Homecoming Football Game.Hopefully the weather forecast is right, and it stops to rain until the game is over. Sara is not happy, that it is wet and cool. After all the kids had early release from school, today. Sara and I watch the falling rain drops, while we sit on the front porch. At least that keeps her occupied for a little bit.

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Rose Rain Droplets
2018, Gardening

Rainy October Day

The last few days, we’ve got quite a bit of rain in North Texas. Our garden and the yard is soaking wet. And the next days, we expect much cooler weather. We finally go from Summer into Autumn. If it gets cool enough, we might have a fire going in the fireplace. In the meantime, I use the opportunity to photograph some rain droplets on our porch.

2018, Gardening

After The Rain

Every time it rains in Texas, it feels so good. Later in the week we suppose to get cooler temperatures. Therefore it will be much easier being outside and begin to garden, again. And I won’t have to deal with these pesky mosquitoes anymore. They suck the life out of me. The cooler weather will be great to clean up the gardens and start with the Winter vegetables. In the meantime, I enjoy to capture photos of what is left in my raised beds.