Last week we went to get the last of our possessions from our house in the next village. The vine around the house was already displaying its fall glory. I planted the miniature Christmas tree in the middle for the birth of my grand-daughter, Eden. She will grow faster than it will.
A few friends came to lift perennials from the garden beds that the new owner does not want to care for. He wants to turn it all into xeri-scaping.
Here are some of the things that have distracted me on my walks around our new, wee village. I like to walk the alleys as you see a different view of homes from the back yards. A middle- aged man lives here and is seldom home. It is actually the back of the original Opera House. I think his back yard is a fire hazard. It is also ugly.
But this humble home a few doors north keeps its backyard a haven.
And I am not sure that this heritage home's new colours are better than the older ones that you can still see on the lower level around the front porch. I like the duller lower colours from before better. But the place is for sale and needed refreshing outside.
The weather has been so wonderful and makes walking an easy thing to go out to do. I am enjoying the changing of the colours for autumn. Below is a little Railway Avenue park that has a lot of history on picture plaques scattered about. At the north end of the Railway Park is a Japanese Garden built by our sister city in Bifuka, Japan.
I just realized I need to go take pictures in that section. The above picture is at the south end near the old caboose and outdoor music gazebo.
The hills are mostly sage bushes and grasses... good for cattle ranges. But where the land gets irrigated it can be lush.