Thursday, November 06, 2008

Yesterday

Piper and I spent a good chunk of the day out in the leaves and the sunshine yesterday. She took turns rolling around on different surfaces (first the driveway, then the lawn, then a pile of leaves, etc.) while I pruned bushes and raked leaves. Pruning was a challenge because those Junipers in the front yard are so big and tall! Even with a ladder I couldn't reach all the places I wanted to. After about an hour my arms went numb from holding the heavy electric pruner out as far as I could, so that is probably all the pruning the bushes will get for awhile. Hopefully I made a good dent in them and I won't find myself next year with two story Junipers! I also did some raking, but it was one of those days where as soon as you scoop up an armful of leaves a gust of wind blows in more from the neighbor's yard. After filling up two bags I decided to just leave it in the hopes that eventually ALL the leaves will get blown down Washington Blvd. and become someone else's problem ;P








5 comments:

Steph Stanger said...

Nice Kim! Pretty pictures. I love fall photos because the leaves turn the light a warm golden...so pretty! =)

Andy said...

Piper is practically your oldest friend (and the junipers look just right)

Lauren said...

I'm impressed that Piper stays so close by and doesn't run off when she's outside.

Audrey always tries to bolt out the door and when she's successful she will guide us through the whole neighborhood if we let her (mostly we just let her be now, and she'll come back... we hate it, but it's better than chasing her down). When she was a kitten, in NY, she liked to get up onto the neighbor's roof. It's a good thing we never woke them up in the middle of the night when we would go up there with flashlights to get her.

Janett Sue said...

Piper looks like she had a wonderful day but then she didn't have to hold the clippers.

Valerie said...

Hi Kim, nice photos! So I don't see any snow yet! Minnesota already got their first snow fall last Friday.