Maple Leaves

Garden at Rest

Yesterday afternoon a soft, yet bright, light highlighted my backyard and my garden at rest.

I took my camera phone out with me and snapped a few photographs for the blog.

Japanese Maple Tree

The below photograph shows the bright orange and yellow leaves of my Japanese Maple tree. It is actually holding on to its leaves longer than my regular maple trees.

Winter Garden
Japanese Maple Tree

Fence Art

I always try to display a little fence art in my yard.

Before tossing out old pots and pans, I’ll recycle them into art.

I enjoy my fence art while looking out the windows or sitting on the patio. The pots and pans then rust away creating interest.

The photograph on the left shows an old colander that had seen better days.

However, it makes a perfect statement for fence art.

A lone leaf is trapped near the upper handle of the colander.

Burning Bush

The below photograph is of a huge burning bush plant. I think at some point I’ll have to trim it back a little. For now, it provides a little more privacy.

During the summer months, the cardinals love to build nests in the densely leafed bush.

When the leaves fall off, then I’ll see the birds nests which have been hidden all summer long.

Bright Red Burning Bush

In my yard I have a couple of huge pine trees which shed their needles in the fall.

This bench is nice to sit on during the fall and spring months before all the gnats and mosquitos come out.

Winter Garden

The photograph on the right is my metal bench which I placed in a shady spot.

I liked the simplicity of the below colorful maple leaves near my sidewalk.

Maple Leaves
Colorful Leaves

Closing Notes on Garden at Rest Blog

We prepare for the holidays by defrosting the turkey, getting out our dress-up clothing, and looking up the family recipe for pie crust.

We want to celebrate this special Thanksgiving holiday together with our family and friends. One can almost feel the magic at this time of the year.

Thank you so much for being a loyal reader of Farmhouse Magic Blog–it means so much to me.

Happy Thanksgiving!

3 Replies to “Garden at Rest”

  1. H. R.,
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  2. Jarred,
    Thanks for reading our blog and for your comments about the spelling of poinsettia. I have it spelled correctly. Speaking of poinsettias, there is now a holiday drink out by that name. It is made with 100% cranberry juice and champagne. The glass is decorated with fresh cranberries and a sprig of fresh rosemary herb. I’m hoping to try one this holiday season. Have a great day.

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