The shed encased with its fall shawl

The shed incased with its fall shawl - funkyjunkinteriors.net
Yawing to the beginning of a new day, I always like to glance outside before stumbling down the hallway towards the caffeine machine.

The two cats are generally snoozing along side me somewhere, so after I scratched behind their ears, I stood up to take in the view.

Overcast… normal.

Wet… very normal.

Green… oh yes. Quite outstandingly normal, although we do value the green here. We’ve earned it with non stop days of rain, you see.

And then my eyes caught… vibrancy.

Gasp…. 

And that’s when I darted down the hallway for my camera, forgetting about my lonely coffee beans… 

For now!

Vibrant fall leaves of a grapevine incasing a rustic shed / funkyjunkinteriors.net
On the west coast, we don’t mess around with 3 things…

a sunny day (which is sporadic at best)

a snowfall (that generally lasts one full evening if we luck out)

or leaves on grapevines that turn into fall overnight. If you’re me anyway. 🙂

I knew from past experience, these grapevine leaves can drop in a matter of hours, if the wind is strong enough. 

The very next day ended up REALLY windy, leaving this hefty vine with a thinned out haircut. Whew!

Vibrant fall leaves of a grapevine incasing a rustic shed / funkyjunkinteriors.net
I love big, old ancient trees that turn vibrant shades of fall. But being that I don’t have any on my yard, this grapevine does it for me.

It gives us a ton of privacy all summer, and in the fall, we get treated to this amazing show. Albeit short.

But once all the leaves drop, it’s a fence full of rambling, gorgeous twigs twisting into each other. You just wait and see!

Vibrant fall leaves of a grapevine incasing a rustic shed / funkyjunkinteriors.net
I don’t prune the bush hard.

Just enough so the gate can still open towards the park out back.

And just short enough so the vines clear the lawn for mowing.

The grape yield is amazing, and I’m pretty certain it’s because I don’t fuss over it. My kinda plant!

But please don’t ask me ‘what’ kind of plant it is. I have no idea. The grapes are purple, and are on the tangy side.

I share them all with my neighbours, and in return, I get fresh grape juice and jelly!

Best trade ever.

Vibrant fall leaves of a grapevine incasing a rustic shed / funkyjunkinteriors.net
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Ohhh, I must share this.

The plant variety in the wheel barrow stays green year around. AMAZING (weeds) STUFF!

My mom always use to say our lawn stayed super green, because it was mostly weeds. I tend to agree with her on that one.

Vibrant fall leaves of a grapevine incasing a rustic shed / funkyjunkinteriors.net
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Vibrant fall leaves of a grapevine incasing a rustic shed / funkyjunkinteriors.net
Vibrant fall leaves of a grapevine incasing a rustic shed / funkyjunkinteriors.net
And then I enjoyed my coffee on the patio, beaming that I caught the shed encased with its fall shawl.

For one day.

Now where’s that rake…

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All shed posts can be found HERE

But THIS ONE is my fav shed post… which shows the shed in all seasons.

Do you dart out for fall leaf pictures too?

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  1. Sounds like concord grapes. They grow wonderfully in your area. My Grandma had a huge vine that she trailed around her shed. You could make some really neat thing with those vines and wood.

    I enjoy your yard posts, shades of green regardless if their weeds is pretty!

  2. That was a beautiful show! I believe those are Concord grapes, we use to have them on the farm where I grew up. My mom made jelly and grape juice with them.

  3. I just darted out in the yard a few minutes before I checked for my blogs!!
    I have two types of maples in my back yard…kind of dry fall for us in Michigan this year and the leaves are turning brown and falling quickly; not lots of pretty color everywhere. Some of our Falls are like that. I was able to snap a few leaves left in color. Should have taken the shot a couple of days ago.

    Love your shed; my shed is too new and pretty!!

  4. We planted Boston ivy to climb up + around our semi-crumbling brick garage. I’d say that it adds a lot of charm. Its leaves are turning the prettiest burgundy red! We’re watching baseball from Wrigley Field in Chicago, but I didn’t see if their ivy is turning yet.

  5. Beautiful grape vines! I was thinking how many grape vine wreaths you can create with that thing! Thanks for sharing with us!

  6. Your shed is so pretty! We have the same kind of grapevine, only ours is all over the front of our home. We have to keep cutting it away from the windows. (I’m pretty close to you I think, on Vancouver Island.)