Sunday, September 25, 2011

Scenes from around the house outside

This is from my hibiscus that is on the front porch full of buds.
The apple tree in the front yard. I have made one pie from the apples and may do more! It was very good.

Looking from the front yard to the back, about in the middle is where the large ash tree was.

Just some of the sumac in the back yard, it gets very colorful this time of year.

This is from the top of the sand pile looking toward the west, the two maples along the back of the house are gone plus the ash that was at the end of the deck.

From the lower part of the yard, the maple that was in the middle of the yard is missing plus a smaller ash tree just by the shed (you can see the ash started sprouting again).

Taken looking west again.

This was taken from the back door. It is amazing that the back yard is at least as big as the front if not bigger.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Trip to Burlington Vermont

Rachel and I went to Burlington on the eve of the 12th for my appointment of the 13th. It was a nice ride over and we took the ferry and got a roundtrip ticket. On our way back on Tuesday, bad weather was moving in and it was a real rocking and reeling trip on the ferry. Here are a few of the pictures of the whitecaps.

Our trip to California

Sorry it has been so long, but the summer just seemed to fly by so fast. In July, besides working, I was playing lumberjack and cut down several trees in our back yard so that there would be more sun for the pool. In August, Rachel and I cooked again at the Richland Holiness Camp, in Richland, NY for ten days. We came home and I worked for three days and then we took off for the west coast to see Justin and Stacy in Yuba City, CA. Here is the link so that you can see the pictures that I took