This is the way our back yard looked by about 3:30 this afternoon after first chopping up the leaves with the mower and then picking them up with the catcher and putting them on the compost pile. Elaine played a major role in the operation. We were up early and went to 8:30 Church. During social hour we were able to get a little Shamrock plant that was left over from yesterday’s Bazaar. It even provided the opportunity to tell the Preacher about my Irish ancestory. Social hour is an important part of the Sunday morning worship service for some of us. Carolyn came down to visit after lunch which we always enjoy.
While we always enjoy the fall color of our Burning Bush, it is the Japanese Maple that is really vibrant. There is no measure in the pleasure that comes from working with nature on a plot of land as small as our city lot. We live in a great part of the country that enables us to grow a wide variety of items. While only a small percentage of our countries population have the privilege of living on a farm, we need more opportunity for city dwellers to work with nature if on nothing more than a tomato plant in a flower pot. There is so much to be learned from nature. It could help reduce our intercity violence.