Last Saturday morning it was not raining! Does that surprise anyone who lives in the Northwest? When I looked outside and noticed this I knew I had a decision to make. Ignore the fact that my husband was already busy working outside and go hide in my sewing room or get on my gardening clothes and head out to tackle our neglected leaf covered back yard. I made the choice to take advantage of the weather and the fact that I had a little energy and headed outside.
Nothing had been put away or cut back or raked etc.
The swimming pool was used at church for Fall Festival so there is an excuse for its presence in the back yard and not being safely tucked away in the garage.
We have a grove of 5 maple trees just behind the fence so we get plenty of leaf cover.
The piles are much thicker behind the fence where our back driveway is but that was saved for another day.
Now for the After pictures
We still have a few things to put away but I really enjoy the view from the back porch when the garden is cleaned up and ready for winter.
I would say that I made the right choice to spend the morning in the garden and I still had time for a couple of hours in my sewing room. I do have a few aches and pains and sore muscles I did not have before Saturday. I will have to say that it is just a little harder than it used to be.
It was a good day!