Saturday, November 26, 2011

Changing Seasons

It's that time of year when we go from cool clear mornings to the heat of summer and back to cool fall nights with some frosts thrown in to warn us winter is just around the corner. This year's crazy weather has our trees all confused. A flowering cherry tree is supposed to bloom in the Spring... not the Fall!

The cool nights have been changing the tree colors around here and by the time we got back from California many of them were on the ground. We rake them up and put them through the wood-chipper reducing them down to a fine mulch that gets turned into the garden soil to break down and "fertilize" the garden for next year.

While the guys are outside cleaning up... I'm inside doing laundry and cleaning the infamous dining room table. Around here we have no office to dump bills, paperwork and miscellaneous on, so, to the dining room table has become the dump site for everything I just don't have time to deal with immediately. About once a month I dig through and get the bills paid and start sorting and putting things where they belong, but like laundry it's a thankless endless job that I am easily distracted away from. But the holidays are just around the corner... with big sit down family dinners so I must and am making progress. The table will be cleared and set so we can all enjoy the holidays together.