Sunday, October 18, 2009

Fall Color?

The weather has not been kind to my flowers this year.
What the long, hot and dry summer did not damage, the super wet autumn has. This Confederate Rose Hibiscus is one of the few blooms in the yard now.

Luckily, flowers aren't the only plants to provide color. The coleus must love this type of weather for it has performed beautifully.

Another favorite that has gotten a second wind and now blooming.

With the cooler weather, hopefully we will begin to see color in the trees here soon and best of all, maybe we won't have to mow the grass but once a week!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Water, Water, Everywhere

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

This is a picture I took yesterday when I came home from work. It was through the front window,
so not so clear, but it is my front yard.

Here is another from the driveway. The past two weeks have been very wet and the past few days the skies  dropped over a foot of water in our area. The lake just couldn't empty fast enough. Good news though! The rain finally stopped Wednesday, and the sun was shining today! This is a picture taken today of the same tree the egret was standing in front of above.

Much better, don't you think? We are thankful the rain finally stopped. I couldn't help but think of our friends in the Atlanta area who were not so fortunate a few weeks ago.

The weather is cool and crisp today, really beginning to feel like fall. We are looking at temps in the 40's tonight! I have a pot of chili on for supper and I am looking forward to a beautiful SUNNY! weekend.