Date days are not always about lounging and leaving the farmyard in search of entertainment.
Occasionally we take advantage of the time together to tackle garden work and such.
About a month ago I was tempted to begin cutting back perenials because the rain seemed like it might last through fall .. .
but it stopped and I'm glad we gave Autumn 2010 a chance to shine.
We've had such beautiful weather here in the south west corner of Canada but if predictions come true. .
we're in for the worst winter in my lifetime.
The little birds seem to know something is coming because there is not one bird to be seen. .
aside from the crows. .but they don't seriously count.
The leaves are still relatively green on our tulip tree. .
and as I stood beneath our oak tree. .I hardly saw one acorn. .
I wonder what it means.
We decided. .
that it is much more pleasant to pull annuals and cut back perennials in T-shirts and shorts with the strains of songs of our dating years keeping us in tune in the background. .
than the other option of waiting till we have no choice but to do the pulling and cutting in jackets and jeans.
I've worked with slimy half frozen impatients and begonias before. .and have decided that I'd rather be an early bird like the rest of them.
So the photos here today are the before. ..and OH. .how different it all looked when we were done.
Today the forecast is for sunshine. .and after that. . it looks like rain is on it's way.
All for now. .