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October 19, 2020

Fall Views From My Backyard

 

It only lasts a little while but I'm enjoying every minute!  We had our first hard frost last night so things will be changing rapidly.  
I have to admit I'm anxious for 2020 to be over with. I'm already excited about Christmas in part because I want to see this year come to an end and then I'll be that much closer to next spring!
 
I sit at the kitchen table watching this every morning.  The sun illuminates the trees so beautifully!  Loving the contrast of the green shrubs with the color.

A little frost damage...


There's a lot of maples around us so we get a good variety of color!

 Loving these colors!


I added a little more to this setting including a new lantern (Kirklands)
I found the candle holder at Hobby Lobby and put a pumpkin on top.  I made the bow using a Bowdabra bow maker which was very handy!

 
All ready for Halloween!

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October 2, 2020

Outdoor Fall "Deckorating"

 

I deckorated a bit more lightly than in the past which is how I feel about this year!  You can see my planters out front of the garage.  I tied up my King Tut grass and surrounded the area with mini pumpkins plus a metal painted one.

Our ash tree is dropping leaves steadily.  We've been getting rain on and off so much lately it's hard to find a sunlit picture!  We've been having an arborist do injections on the tree to fight off the emerald ash borer and it's worked! 

I caught an evening shot with some sun that I thought was pretty!

Anyway back to my "deckorating"!  I found an assortment of pumpkins and gourds at a local farm and they were quite reasonable.  I tried to pick out various colors and textures.

I nestled this bird on the bucket and mother nature accented it beautifully with leaves!



I layered three pumpkins with grape vine wreaths which I've saved to use over several years now.

I found that Farm Fresh Pumpkins bucket at Hobby Lobby a while back and the orange cauldron style pumpkin I got while visiting in Pennsylvania recently.  Some geraniums still hanging on!


I created this wreath several years ago and decided to bring it out and hang it on the back of the house.  This area stays pretty dry.   I had found the fox at JoAnn's and attached it to the wreath, it was designed to be a door hanging by itself already.  I just inserted a bunch of faux fall flowers as well as acorn and miniature gourds and pumpkins.

I'm having trouble with squirrels eating on the pumpkin with the nobby texture and my corn stalks (there aren't any corn husks). I just realized in this picture that they've toppled the corn stalks over.   Anyway I think I'll try spraying the deer/rabbit away product on them and see if that helps. 
 
Does anyone know how to do spellcheck with the new blogger format?  

Anyway here is my Outdoor Fall Deckorating!

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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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