This time of year the long angles of the sun make for some wonderful light shows. The other night taking the dogs for their evening walk I saw this gorgeous sight. Love how the setting sun broke through the pines, illuminating various parts of the forest.
Turning around and heading to the house, the sun is shining along different parts of the woods. Can you tell I live in a pine forest?
Fog is so interesting, but hard to really capture in a photo.
We spread 4 cubic yards of hardwood mulch so far, the hill killed us. Today I did some trimming/pruning and spread the pine straw in the garden along the driveway. While in the woods I found a fun little mushroom, think it is a Turkey tail mushroom. Trametes versicolor After reading through the Mushroom Expert, I am not sure. Will have to go and do a closer investigation.
Whatever it is, it is pretty.
So, like I said, mulch was spread on some of the gardens....we will probably have two more loads (2 cubic yards each) to finish around the house. The shed sits on the front part of the grassy area of our yard. We mulched from the driveway to and around the shed
I put layers of newspaper under the mulch to take care of the grass. There are bulbs planted on either side of the door. Along the window side is a Yuletide Camellia, two red Rhododendrons 'Besse Howells', and a Tea Olive on the back corner.
You can see how much this part of the yard slopes. The shrubs will help hide the space as they grown. On the backside of the shed I planted three Spirea vanhouttei that will have plenty of room to grow to their full potential.
As you can see, the house sits on the hillside. I am standing next to the lower corner of the shed, turned facing the house. The side garden is now mulched and next we have the other side of the house and the front garden to do....think that will be a lot less mountain climbing!
Hope the nice weather holds out, we have a few more work days!
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