I spent most of today at the old house, tidying the last small corners of the garage, taking the last load to the local charity shop, and bringing the last few things home. The deals have closed; we are done in! Thank goodness there's no deadline for the unpacking stage!
Took time to say good-bye to the garden we've created, feeling both that we created something beautiful, and relieved that we won't have to care for it anymore! Until a few days ago, this was my favourite spot to sit, under the long curving branch of the apple tree.
The Hostas all turn yellow at this time of year, and disappear until their spikes appear next May or June and unfold into leaves. One of the nicest plants in the garden because their leaves shade the ground beneath them, and you get no weeds.
This bright blue (and poisonous) Monkshood was still in bloom.
Eighteen years ago when we first bought the property, we planted about 20 Sugar Maple seedlings, just little sticks about a foot high. These are a couple of them today.
Along with a few mature Sugar Maples in the fencerow.
This is that Large-leafed Magnolia I wrote about 2 or 3 weeks ago.
And this is our little, slow-growing Gingko tree. We both think it's the trees we'll miss the most, but we're looking forward to new adventures.