Tuesday, September 2, 2014

September is Here

We just can't believe September is here already.  It seems like we 
just moved!  So much has gone on this summer, with Keith sick, Abby dying... 
working on the old place... the time has flown. 

We are expecting our 10th grandchild on the 15th... however, this is a month 
filled with family birthdays, so it will be fun to see when she comes. 
Little Hayley Kay will join her big sister Brynn Allison and 
parents Andrea and Nick. 

Speaking of Andrea, the beautiful fall wreath she 
made for us for Christmas is now hanging at the front door. 

It's a beautiful wreath, is it not? 

I need to fluff it up a little tomorrow. 

The kennels at friend Valerie's where I spent so many happy hours this summer with 
the puppies are empty now, and they have moved to Michigan.  Valerie will be back 
in three weeks or so to meet the movers and get everything loaded up... they will move the kennel runs. 
I miss those beautiful dogs! 

In the meantime, I am helping her out still, and went over to put the trash cans out tonight. 

Jester's coming has put Lilly's nose out of joint... she is NOT happy to be sharing her home and her mommy and daddy with another dog again. 

So... this afternoon... we spent some US time at the park. 

Reading the pee mail...

Enjoying the sunset...

Our red girl glowing in the sunset.  

In the barrels in the front, where the petunias reigned all summer... there were actually also 
some New Guinea impatiens.  Now that the petunias are failing... look at the impatiens!  I think I 
am going to plant two barrels with just impatiens next year. 

The coleus is still going strong... but the pot is too small, and it falls. 
Oh, did I ever learn from this planting... next year... look out! 
More coleus, bigger pots! 


  1. Mary Ann
    The wreath is just gorgeous! Happy September to you. When we visit you-- we begin to feel autumn around us. You bring that spirit out in us! Your flowers are still so happy looking-- they are still enjoying the summers love! They look so happy and smile!
    We love seeing your beautiful red- golden girl Lilly walking those trails with you,, getting exercise., and sniffing all the new smells.
    New life and new memories are coming into you and Keiths life--- just as it should be!
    Happy September

  2. This summer sure has flown by. I'm really hoping things will slow down for a nice loooooong fall.

  3. Maybe Lily is happiest as an only dog, but my heart can't take losing an only dog. Two is good, but seeing the ambassador greyhounds at the Renaissance Festival renewed my old ache to adopt a retired racer. Someday....

  4. It seems that every year is a surprise when it comes to growing flowers. I have tried inpatients without any luck at all. I do have coleus for the first time and they are doing great. I love the wreath too. I've not gotten out any fall decorations yet. I'm usually ready for it when September comes, but this year I'm finding it very hard to let go of summer. Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

  5. That is a beautiful wreath. Love it.
    Poor Lily, she just wants to be the only one getting your attention.

  6. Pretty wreath, yes fluff this baby up a bit :-)
    It's so hard to believe winter is knocking at our back doors.
    Lily is adorable. Dogs love to be the center of attention.

  7. Your pictures are always so pretty, I love that wreath!! The sun hitting Lily on her back was eyecatching. Keep doing things with just you and Lily...it is okay for Jester to know he is not king...they will work it out.
    stella rose's momma

  8. poor lily! she wants to be the chosen one. your coleus is gorgeous!

  9. The wreath is lovely as are your plants!


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