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