Lots of mid-November photos below. Click to view any of them. Some notes:
- We now have lots of bird feeders. This makes our yard a pretty lively place any time during the day. We *love* this.
- Cleo the cat (bottom photo) really loves this too. And would love to have lunch al fresco, if you know what I mean.
- The experimental garden has a row of radishes. That’s all that came up from my haphazard planting. We’ll see how they do. They are a bit snail-eaten now, but it’s the roots that count, right?
- The clover is taking over the spot by the hydrangea. I’m not sure what to do about this. Leave it? Rake it out? Mulch it over?
- Today a tiny hummingbird allowed me to take his photo as he perched. See if you can find him in the gallery.
- I don’t know why there are two photos of the orange tree. Ignore one of them.
- Our roses decided to bloom. Yay! One of them is still a mystery. I’m thinking either yellow or perhaps a Peace-type rose. Thoughts?
One thing I am really enjoying about living out here is that we have a bit more seasonality. It gets hotter in the summer and colder in the winter. I haven’t had a real winter in a really long time. Not like it’s going to snow here or anything, but we’ll get frost. Yes, we’ll be protecting our new little lemon tree (not pictured). Today it is windy and the leaves are blowing everywhere. It makes me feel so cozy.
I’m very curious how the winter will be here at the new house. So far, so good. As long as the heater keeps working, we can take anything. God I love having that heater. It’s SO nice to not have to wear a winter coat to go into the kitchen.