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Taking Stock of the Neighborhood

Posted by mrssmythe on August 12, 2015 in Garden, Ginger's Snaps, Seasons |

Ginger and I have been walking through the neighborhood this week – taking stock of things we haven’t seen for weeks (we’ve been at the pond), noting changes in the neighbors’ yards, taking photos of what’s blooming.

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Hydrangeas. Hydrangeas are what’s blooming right now. A neighbor of ours has five-year-old bushes that are taller than I am. They’re absolutely loaded with blossoms. She was out trimming them this evening when Ginger and I passed. We expressed our admiration, and she offered us a bouquet.

“I look like a bride!” Ginger noted, as we left, loaded down with flowers.

And, you know, she was right.

Meanwhile, at the playground, apples are ripening.

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Actually, it’s only one apple. The tree is a young one, and the fruit you see here is its entire crop. But, still, it’s a fine one.

While Ginger played on the equipment, I walked around the grounds – surprised by how many plants had berries on them.

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Berries of all colors.

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These were an especially nice shade of blue. Very pretty.

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Of course, I haven’t any idea what any of these are. But, I imagine the birds enjoy them.

And, finally, I have to include a photo Ginger took yesterday when we were out walking after a morning rain storm.

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Yes – it’s true. We’re already seeing signs of leaf change here. Not much, of course – just little bits of red here and there – but it’s impossible to ignore.

From the dining room table, with three vases of hydrangeas now scattered throughout the house,

Mrs. Smythe

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2 Comments

  • Amy says:

    I was just thinking most of those colors in the photos were the colors of autumn–then the last photo. Be still my heart . . .

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