More leaves!

November 10, 2015

Tell me what you think guys, it’s been ten days. Are you getting fed up with daily posts yet?
I’m finding it pretty simple, and I guess Ms Unlimited Imagination over here with the camera attached to hip comes so naturally, that this nano poblano thing isn’t too bad.

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Last night we had the first frost of the year. This one touched the ground as well as the roof tops, and certainly affected some of the tender annuals.

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There’s so much garden clean up round here between the rains. See that one brown cedar? It died over the summer drought and I’ll have to take it out, but more than that, see that glorious bronze beech of my neighbour’s? It sheds mountains of leaves all over my garden.


So maple all over the patio and shade garden, cherry in front garden, apple at the lane end, beech and laburnum on the east side. But it’s all fine. I love the leaves because they make terrific leaf mould and help to enrich the garden.

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I have three compost bins in the east garden and I keep them sort of rotating. This year, when I went to take the compost out of the one destined for the garden, guess what I found! The laburnum has helped itself to my beautiful compost.

So I took away the plastic composter sides and removed most of the compost and put the root balls into the green recycling can. And, in that compost, sticking out of the top, guess what else I found!

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See that tall plant? Yup, an avocado tree has sprouted from a composted pip.

Oh well, grow if you want to little avocado tree.

And when I finished all the raking and composting and distribution of soil and repotting, and just as the rain started again, I picked up some maple leaves and took them upstairs to my studio, where I stamped them with my new stamps…

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…because we must do things for no other reason except that they delight. 😀

In Remembrance
Making the most of our one sunny day in the week

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  • Reply Julie@frogpondfarm November 10, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    Oh yes the do delight V … Aren’t avos amazing where they pop up? I have tried many times to grow them on our property but to no avail. Damn! Leaves sure do make the best leaf mould and the ‘best’ pics too! You are doing a top job posting every day .. I’m way way behind. 😀

    • Reply Veronica November 11, 2015 at 4:37 am

      No avocados on your farm? 🙁 You know Julie, one of my best teen memories was staying with some of mom’s colleagues in Hawaii, and the wife and I went into the back garden and picked avocados, lemons and a papaya for breakfast. Holy smokes was that amazing! I keep saying, “one day”…

  • Reply Marian November 11, 2015 at 12:13 am

    No! Love the daily posts… Just reminds me though how slack I’ve been of late :-/ Note to self Blog when I get home from town! Mxx

    • Reply Veronica November 11, 2015 at 4:33 am

      Oh good, then I get to come over and catch up. X

  • Reply Catherine Llewellyn November 11, 2015 at 2:55 am

    NOT FED UP! keep ’em coming – your posts are a fillip to my day – a joy – all your photos show real life with an aesthetic slant, for example that massive ornamental pot in the garden, gorgeous – even your compost bin area is artistic, how is that? – I lose myself in your post, feel happy, and then come back out and look at my own space and life with fresh eyes, colours are more vibrant, light more delicate and luminous …. in short, no, not fed up whatsoever X

    • Reply Veronica November 11, 2015 at 4:33 am

      Aw, thank you Catherine. 😀 I guess the place is set up to be aesthetically beautiful to me because I really REALLY need that around me for inspiration. Otherwise I can get pretty miserable and then we get a slash-your-wrists-by post…lol XO

      • Reply Catherine Llewellyn November 11, 2015 at 7:28 am

        lol! I know EXACTLY what you mean! 🙂

  • Reply Kathleen November 11, 2015 at 3:21 am

    I’d love to have time to do daily posts!! I don’t get to comment on yours daily,but I read them all…and really enjoy each and every one!!

    • Reply Veronica November 11, 2015 at 4:30 am

      Me too Kathleen! LOL It does take a chunk out of my day, but then, it’s lovely for me to look back and have this record. 😀

  • Reply jacquelineobyikocha November 11, 2015 at 4:26 am

    This is quite creative 🙂

    • Reply Veronica November 11, 2015 at 4:28 am

      Thank you. That’s what it’s all about. 😀

  • Reply Debra She Who Seeks November 11, 2015 at 8:12 am

    Love those big blue and blue-and-white plant pots. Also the stamped maple leaves! Brilliant.

  • Reply daryledelstein November 16, 2015 at 5:54 am

    leave it be .. ha ..

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