Wednesday, October 6, 2010

A Beautiful Day!!

Hey there Girls...

How is your week going?

We here in Minneapolis are enjoying a week of some pretty fabulous fall weather with sunny , clear blue skies and warm temps in the low 70's. Well, enjoying it as much as I can anyway. I'd prefer it to be about 10 degrees warmer, but realizing what time of the year it is, I'll definitely take what we're getting as I know that in just a matter of weeks, it could all change and I could be seeing snow outside my front door.

Today though, the view is quite lovely, so I grabbed my camera and snapped just a few pictures as I was outside on my driveway grilling up some pork chops for dinner...

These shots are of part of my front/side yard where all the grass and trees are... Oh my... look at that naked tree that's lost all it's leaves already.

And this shot shows the view more to the right of the one of above..

I've mentioned here on my blog before that I live in a townhouse/quad home and I share a rather large common driveway with 3 of my neighbors and that blacktop driveway takes up a big chunk of what most people would consider to be their "front yard" and as that view ain't so pretty, I'm only showing the view of the nicer part of my yard instead.

I am extremely lucky in that my house is situated on a Cul-d-Sac and that my unit is the farthest one in, so I have the fortune of having an extremely large yard that runs right up to a wooded area, where quite frequently during the late fall months and winter, I will see several deer wandering out and about in the yard as I happen to glance out the window. I can never seem to find my camera though when I see them so I always miss capturing them on photo. One of these days I'll get some though.

I'm extremely lucky too that I won't be the one having to rake all those leaves up when they fall from the trees. Part of my association fees includes landscaping services, so all the lawn mowing and leaf removal is done for me. Thank goodness for that!!

Well, time to get a few more things done before I settle in for the night, so I must say goodbye for now.

Enjoy the rest of your week and I'll be back soon...


Nanette said...

Hi Kim,
It has been really nice here too. Our leaves are about half fallen I'd say. It is nice to have the association take care of the leaves I think we plan on mowing ours and letting it self mulch to feed the lawn (well that sounds good doesn't it!). Hope the rest of your week goes well.

Jocelyn said...

What a very lovely view. Living in central Florida we do not have the change of seasons or all the beautiful fall colors. So we bring them indoors and warm up our homes.