It's days like these I'm reminded why I consider fall in the south to be the perfect season. The evenings are cool but the days are warm. The sun is shining and the leaves are turning.
We've been spending a good portion of our afternoons outside enjoying the beautiful weather. This weekend my husband and I worked outside on our back deck. He pressure washed while I tidied up and cleaned the windows... it felt nice to do some fall cleaning.
The past couple days I've been simply enjoying these perfect fall days and counting my blessings while the girls run around and play.
I know I say this often, but I'm thankful for our little place in the country. It just fits us.
The two little windows beside the back door are something I have loved since day one. The back door leads into the laundry room, and the light streaming in always makes doing laundry a little more enjoyable. (smile)
Have I ever showed you our old well? We do have city water, but I often like to think of the days when this would have been their source of water.
One thing I had hoped to do this year was plant a line of hydrangeas all along the side of the deck. We planted two this spring, one on each side of the steps, when we fixed our deck. You can't even see them in this photo, but with the heat we had this summer, I'm just thankful they are still alive. Since I never got around to it... what do you think, should I plant hydrangeas there or something else?
I love the huge trees on our lot... sometimes I wonder if they've been there longer than our house.
And just down the road there's a little fall color as the leaves continue to change. Every morning I love to look out the window and see if there's a little more color there than the day before.
Jillian has been raking the leaves lately on the deck and then immediately Rosetta rushes over to mess them up. (smile)
We've still much landscaping to be done, but this is the first fall we've had a nice grassy backyard to play in and a fixed up deck. It's a little progress and we are enjoying it so much!