Monday, October 6, 2014

Foliage Season - Leaf Peepers

As a kid, I never even knew that the trees didn't change everywhere in the world the way they do this time of year in New England.  It is one of those wonderful little things that are so easily taken for granted.

I never cared for the science of it all, photosynthesis and such,  but there is something about the turning of the leaves that is a fun safety net between summer being over, and not quite snowy season.

This morning,  the sun was gleaming on the bright colors, and I had to snap a few shots to share.

Its funny,  the giant maple in my yard, just turns a yellowish brown,  you would think it was a spicy mustard tree.  but some are bright red, or orange,  and look amazing.

I suppose I can take solace in knowing that what my trees lack in color this fall they make up for in syrup production in the spring.

Do the leaves change where you live?  If not,  do you ever come north just to leaf peep?

Thursday, October 2, 2014

It's not the dogs fault

Making signs is just fun.  It's a lot like seeing a bumper sticker,  and thinking,  who came up with that?

Where I live,  my garden runs adjecent to the sidewalk,  and being that we live in town,  many people walk their dogs past our house daily.  

Now,  I love dogs,  I just dont love all dog owners.  some are loving caring and responsible,  while others,  have a dog, and could not possibly pay less attention to what it is doing,  even while on a walk.

So the idea for this sign came.   My vegetables are constantly peed on by the walking dogs,  and there is even one unattended neighborhood dog who chooses to take his daily #2 there.  

I made it,  but never actually put it out.  I still love how it came out though.  

do you let your dog freely go on your neighbors lawn and garden?