You have probably forgotten that back in May, I submitted a request to our homeowner’s association to have our landscaping repaired. When I made the request, I (foolishly) assumed that by mid-summer, things would be back in tip-top shape.
Well, I guessed wrong. 100%. But nearly four full months later, our yard looks…appropriate. At last. The edging has been repaired. The rocks have been filled in.
I think we can all agree that my project for Next Year should be learning how to prune/trim my bushes properly. I want them to look healthy, but I also would prefer that they do not become hosts for sapling trees taking refuge.
Our massive dead tree has been replaced with a much smaller live tree.
How green and verdant its branches are. Marcus takes issue with its curved trunk, but that’s not really a problem we can fix.
We’ve also done some fall decorating. Our Sunday brunch guests brought us a pumpkin so I put it on the step!
So festive. I know other bloggers are doing printables and fall wreaths and decorative gourds, but we all know I just do not have the time. I thought about doing a mum, briefly, but I couldn’t even water the basil plant that Marcus bought at Trader Joe’s this summer so that is out. I would however, consider another pumpkin.
Before that time comes, I think this will be the best way for us to gauge the sort of reception that the neighborhood youths are going to give this.