We've lived here 9 years now. Nine!! I've never EVER lived in the same house this long. I'm starting to notice, for the first time, how time takes its toll on things both inside and out. On the other hand, I'm getting to see how the trees and plants mature. I get to add things each year, and know they'll still be there, even bigger, next year. Many of my plants are having babies, too. :) Slowly, slowly, I'm wrangling the "weed beds" so that they are more flower than weed.
These were taken a month ago. Summer in full riot!
But in case I were to forget, I also got these little reminders:
Winter is coming.