Thursday, October 10, 2019

Autumn Flowers, Branches and Moss

I am always thrilled when a gardener shares their garden flowers stories when I am walking by. This lovely lady took the time to visit as I took pictures (with permission).

The gardener's daughter wanted dahlia at her JULY wedding - and Mom made it happen but it was not easy forcing the blooms. 

These group groupings are from the late September visit.

More autumn blossoms, treasures.

Update on the roof

the Gutter Guy (husband and wife team) came by on Tuesday afternoon and power washed the now yellow moss off the roof. The very yellow mossy picture is the chimney top BEFORE washing.

I had a rather steep learning curve - the 'after washing picture' was actually on the video taken by the Guttering Guy after he finished cleaning the moss remnants off the roof and... I had to take a clip from the video .... and it has been years since I have done any video editing.

On my walk ...

It is branch cleanup month in our city... Homeowners trimming their branches leave them heaped on the curb. The city (using taxes collected from the homeowners) pay chipper companies to chip and haul the chips away (which are resold to homeowners). Nice cycle - employment plus a useful product for raising funds. The mosaic below shows some of the beautiful colours of the branches the before chipping plus ... mushrooms growing on lawns - along my walk while waiting for school to be out.

Piles of branches

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  1. The flowers are gorgeous! The roof looks fantastic and what a great service to take away everyone's branches like that. Nice. Have a wonderful weekend, Joy. :)

  2. One of the nearby towns started chipping/shredding limbs this past summer.
    That is a really good service. Also, I love the flowers.

  3. I’m busy catching up on your posts this morning! What a transformation for your roof!
    No moss ever grows here in Texas!

  4. Great pictorial of some things we really never see, but are there. This year has been a bumper crop for lichen, mushrooms and mosses here in Chicagoland...we have green on every surface. Lovely pictorial!

  5. Hello, I love all the beautiful flowers. The dahlias are lovely. Your roof is looking great! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week ahead.

  6. Those flowers are gorgeous and your roof looks brand new!

  7. Breathtaking photos with such beautiful color! Thank you! Have a wonderful week!

  8. It's so nice to have flowers blooming late in the season. Glad you got the roof issue taken care of! How nice!

  9. Joy - wonderful Autumn colors. It is so encouraging that a community has found a way to re-use the branches etc. A win-win-win. Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!


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