[summer annuals (vincas) and Halloween decorations]
[annuals removed, Black Kow mixed in to fertilize, Halloween decoration still up]
and, finally, to this:
[multi-colored pansies and flowering kale planted, Halloween decorations removed]
When we were shopping for the new plants, I found these cute pumpkins on sale for 50% off. This is my favorite way to buy seasonal decorations -- after the holiday when they're marked way down. I put them away in storage and then the next year I'm always surprised to find new stuff!
LA and BD have been Living, Loving, and Laughing in North Carolina since they emerged from the Louisiana bayous a little over 13 years ago. Which, not coincidentally, is the same amount of time they've been hitched. They are in their mid-30's and are the proud parents of MC (6/2012) and GL (8/2016). Email them at ncleeann (at) gmail (dot) com.
Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love. They depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog; it merely expands the heart. If you have loved many dogs your heart is very big. ~Unknown
Kip (2001 - 2014)
"For me a house or an apartment becomes a home when you add one set of four legs, a happy tail, and that indescribable measure of love that we call a dog." ~Roger Caras