Thursday, November 27, 2008

Four Seasons

My goodness me, is it winter already? I barely had time to take my dahlias out off the ground! We normally run the lawn mower all over our yard to mulch the fallen leaves before good old winter comes, but it always sneaks up on us. We've been having snow almost everyday; luckily the roads are still a little warm so that the snow melts as soon as it touches the ground.

I thought it was interesting to get four season pictures of my front yard. It would be a nice subject to paint. What do you think of these? Personally, I think that I should take a much better pictures suitable for painting ... lol

Winter wonderland ...


Early spring and a lonesome tulip ...


Early summer ...


Summer ...


Fall; pulling up the annuals before winter comes.


Sad looking Fall. I like and enjoy the temp and the fall foliage's rainbow of colors in the fall but after that it's all ... blah?

Hmmm ... my front yard really looks so bare in the fall and winter, maybe an evergreen shrubs might help, they provide color year round and bet they will look beautiful and attractive with Christmas lights. Why didn't I think of that before!...lol

17 comments:

Blue Rose said...

i like the picture of your house in summer time. the sorrounding looks so refreshing. but ya, it looks so bare and sad from the outside during fall and winter.

Rhondi said...

Hi Nance
Happy Thanksgiving to you too. I enjoyed seeing the 4 seasons pictures of your home. It is very charming.
Hugs Rhondi

Mari said...

I love the colorful deciduous trees in autumn, but, yes, after the leaves have drifted on the ground, the trees look sad. They make the surroundings look forlorn. One tall evergreen would be great on your front yard, and a few junipers would perk it up.

I love your house. Mick said it's lovely.

Tracy said...

HI, Nance! I think your home is beautiful...in all seasons! Hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving yesterday. :o) Happy weekend ((HUGS))

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh Nance,

What a beautiful home you have! I loved looking at all of the seasons :) Out here we don't really get that, but it's warm most of the time so I guess I can't complain!

Hugs,
Dena

REDLAN said...

Nakakalungkot yung pics ng fall. I like suimmer. cool for you to take the four season pictures! your house is so beautiful!

Nance said...

Hi BR,
I like the look of summer too.Just for fun, we went shopping yesterday & i counted houses w/ shrubs/greeneries in front of their house, out of 65 houses, only 6 have evergreens. I know these houses have well manicured lawn and colorful flowers in the summer...must be the norm where i live. but i still want something green out there. :)

Nance said...

'Morning Rhondi,
Thanks. I have to come visit your blog, see if you posted your delicious foods & beautiful table setting.

Hola Mari,
I guess we just have to change our perspective and try to find beauty on those leafless trees. :) I was thinking one 5-6 ft evergreen on each side of the steps and few of the ones you can trim/shape (yews/junipers) along the foundation of our house. I can still have my low growing annuals in front of those junipers in the summer. Wha'd y'think?

Nance said...

Hi Tracy,
Thank you! I will attempt to paint the four seasons utilizing colored pencils.



Hello Dena,
Thank you! Many moons ago :) i didn't know how to appreciate the changes but now i look forward to it.
I love your kind of weather, you must have a breathtaking garden!

Nance said...

Hi red,
nakakalungkot nga lalo na pag winter. may mga tao na nagkakaroon ng winter blues. Salamat, luma na bahay namin, over 100 yrs na yata dami ng repairs na nagawa.

Dennis Villegas said...

You have a beautiful and lovely house Nance. it's like one of those houses I see in Fairy Tales...ganda talaga...very rustic ang look..
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones!

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

ganda ng bahay mo, Nance.
para sa wonderland........ganda ang style and your passage-pathway.
really, i like it.........

dreams na lang ako ng magkaroon sariling bahay...........
dreams lang, free hindi ba,

gusto n type ko ang bahay mo....i really admire and gusto ko.
peaceful and neat.

thanks for sharing your 4 seasons, there....


lamig na nga, last wk we had our 1st snow.......ay hindi nagtagal,
ang sipag ng tiglinis dito sa village namin,....hindi natagalan ang snow sa lupa....

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

Happy 1st Advent to you and Family............


regards

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

see, pareho kami ni Dennis sa comments sa Bahay mo.....

really, very nice n comfort pa........

Nona said...

mas maganda at colorful during Summer and mid of spring ano? Ok lang nance your house stands out from the rest hehehe...
Happy thanksgiving! pahinging roast turkey *grin*

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your home is beautiful in any season!

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