In our front porch, there’s an Autumn Clematis that’s gotten… pretty sizable. It started small, but has gradually grown bigger each year… and by the time Fall rolls around, it tends to take over the porch railing.
A funny story: we moved the fountain to the driveway, so I could clean it and so Liz could reposition the bricks. Several times throughout the day, we watched birds swoop to th emiddle of our front yard, only to pull up suddenly and fly away.
It was clear they were looking for water, and suddenly seeing us and a missing fountain, did an aerial U-turn. It happened so many times, Liz and I recognized the pattern. It was really funny to see.
When I got near the front yard, I paused… and saw this guy also paused. Somewhat looking over his shoulder at me, warily.
I felt like I was blocking his access to the backyard, and tried to make a wide berth. He seemed like he was waiting for me to move away a little.
Despite us getting a lot done yesterday, Liz and I both decided on doing some more house work today. Because of course we did. Who needs weekends?
This wasn’t the parkway, which seems to be a more “public” area. This was my front yard. They literally walked a solid ten feet from the sidewalk into the yard, did the thing, and left. And this was, by the evidence, not a small dog.
I got to break up the monotony a bit, by helping move bags of mulch up front. While I didn’t have much to show, our front yard looks great again.
Back home, we finally set the chicken in the front yard. Prior to that though, Liz added a small Tile tracker, out of concern that someone else might come along and love the chicken as much as she does… and deem it worthy of theft.
As the weather improves, I suspect we’ll be wanting to do more outside work… given how much time we’re spending indoors.
Our main goal: looking for a new tree for the front yard, to replace the Japanese Maple that died last year.
The whole time we were outside, the sky looked like it was going to start pouring rain. Luckily for us, the weather reports held true and we were able to work without a drop. The dark skies did add a little urgency while we worked though, as it felt like we were always racing the rain.
Today was a yard day, with Liz working on weeding and planting in the front yard and me mowing the lawn in back.
Bob and Julie came by over the weekend, and spent a long Sunday afternoon helping us work on the house. While Julie and Liz were outside working on the yard, I was down in the basement with Bob.
Super busy morninng today. I got up early, and was out the door by 8AM. I headed over to Lowe’s and loaded up the car with 10 bags of mulch. After getting home and stacking them by the back of the house, Liz and I then went out and did our morning run.
On Saturday, Liz and I walked outside to find that someone had taken one of our rabbit lawn ornaments… and placed it inside the fountain, in our front yard.