Saturday, November 2, 2013

A year in my backyard Week #12

The Snow is gone...except for that little teeny tiny patch on the left.
The Handyman is blowing the leaves down from the rocks/hill.
They are wet and damp and heavy.
This is his nightmare scenario when it comes to picking up the leaves.

Better get them up before it snows again tho!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Backyard Week ##11

The weather in Northern can turn on a dime.
1 week ...what a difference it can make.

Monday, October 21, 2013

My Big Backyard Week #10

I was gone for a couple of weeks and The Handyman took the pics for me.
A little different view of the back yard from what I was taking, but you can see how all the leaves have fallen.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Big Backyard Week #9

What a difference a week makes!
It is definitely fall. 
I like the word autumn.  Why don't we use the word autumn very often?

Autumn has come to my big backyard.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Big Backyard week, #8

We are hosting "Wiener-Fest" tonight  (a hot dog and beer party) and The Handyman decided to put some Halloween decor in the backyard.

Still no leaves changing color. 

Saturday, September 28, 2013

My Big Backyard week #7

And Fall begins...

The weather changed fast.
As we knew it would.

We don't get much color in Nevada.   Fall color that is, but the leaves have begun to fall a little.

Friday, September 27, 2013

An adventure

We brought our 4 legged friend Sierra Noble home for a visit. (her family has left her for over a week and she is very lonely)  She is so excited, I can't get her to sit still for a photo op!

She was helping The Handyman blow leaves down from the rocks and then do some weed eating.  Running thru the leaves YAY!!

The Handyman is mowing the lawn now and I have the back door open and she is going in and out in and out.  Keeping up with him and getting some pets from me.

She's having a sleep over tonight.   She loves us as she thinks her family deserted her.
I kinda like this 'rent a dog' thing.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

A Year in My Big Backyard--Week #6

When it happens----the change in weather, its going to happen fast.
And then you're in for some long (very long) winter pictures of my big back yard.
Northern Nevada is  not very pretty in the winter.
Fall and summer, yes.  Spring too, but winter?  Just you wait and see.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

A Year in My Big Backyard --Week #5

Still enjoying a nice warm autumn.
(I am not sure why the hammock is crooked and sideways.... most likely the wind from the night before)

Saturday, September 7, 2013

A Year in my Backyard Week#4

Week #4
The nights are cooler, but it's still warm during the day.
Fall is my favorite time of year...

We had a big rainstorm last Thursday.... and our patio flooded.
The Handyman fixed it today

He had a beer waiting for him, I see.....

and my Astors have bloomed

Saturday, August 31, 2013

A year in my Backyard week#3

Week #3.
If you look closely, you can see a little girl in gold mouse ears.  I have a couple of my grandkids this weekend.   They are outside right now, water flowers with squirt guns and also picking my flowers.
What does it hurt? 
It's Labor Day weekend---the official end of summer.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Fall is coming

A couple of weeks ago,  I had to hurry out to do the gardening before it got too hot....this morning I lingered around inside for it to warm up a bit before going out.

Fall is in the air!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

A year in my backyard #2

I've stuck to it for one whole week!  Yay!

We are getting lots of smoke from the Yosemite fire in California.  (and that is over 250 miles away).  It's hurting my eyes and giving me a headache.
Fires all over the west.
Sometimes it's good---natures way of getting rid of the overgrowth---but it makes me very sad to see forests go up in flames.  Not to mention people's homes and fireman's lives.

I don't know if you can even see the smoky haze thru the pictures, but if you can, that's where it's coming from.  

Saturday, August 17, 2013

A year in my backyard #1

Remember the old filmstrips or movies we used to watch in science class... where they had the  'time speed' function?  It used to be all chunky and clunky, because they didn't have the technology we do now?
I've always wanted to do that.  To see how my yard changes in a year.

Now....if only I can stick to it.
Once a week.  3 photos.

Here we go: