Sunday, September 18, 2011

Out of My Rear Window 9-18-11

Somehow, it looks like the beginning of Fall, even if everything is still green.  The mums, by the corner of the house are beginning to unfurl their yellow flowers.  Sigh, I am such a wuss about pruning.  The rule with mums is cut back three times by the Fourth of July, and I did that.  But, I obviously didn't cut back far enough, because they're still too tall and scraggly.  Next year, I have to be brutal, I guess.

Just because, here are a couple of pictures of The Big Guy that I took the other day.  All the little guys are really scrambling right now, to get every bit of food safely stowed away for the Winter.

Have a happy Sunday, everyone!

15 comments:

Janet said...

Oh my ! that little fellow couldn`t have got much more in there could he ? he he !

Sharon said...

Good Sunday! I love your back yard, I have seen it through the seasons now! The Big Guy is really packing it in, I wonder if there is a big family behind the scenes, one does like to fantasize....

willowhousechronicles said...

I'm not good at pruning, or even deadheading, either. So I just stick with asters.
Fall is really in the air with those couple of cool nights we've had lately, isn't it?
Look at the tiny, perfect feet on that guy, the handsome stripes, the stuffed cheeks! Great photos! Sheri.

TexWisGirl said...

I believe i would stink at gardening for the same reason. And your chippies are too cute!

Samantha said...

Oh my! His cheeks are going to pop! LOL!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I have a difficult time pruning back, too. My garden was an experiment and I think I was expecting not to have much grow this year, so when the seeds sprouted and everything was growing lush, and tall....and smushed together, I just couldn't bear to thin them out. It felt like murder somehow. eek!
Of course, that meant that the poor plants were fighting to nutrients and space to grow, so my harvest was a little stunted, although my romaine lettuce seemed to like living among crowds and they grew thick and healthy and I'm still enjoying tasty salads, even though summer is over.

Your camera has great zoom! Love that close-up of your chippy. Wow! His cheeks are packed! Looks painful. lol!

~Lisa

Sarah said...

Oh my goodness! He sure does have his pouch crammed with seed doesn't he? Its amazing he can haul that load around!

Dreaming said...

I had never heard that rule about mums. I received one this spring as a gift. I did cut it back one time and it isn't leggy. I wonder if things are different out here... or whether it was just dumb luck?!
I'll have to watch it next year.

Madi and Mom said...

Those are the puffiest cheeks I've ever seen on a chipmunk!! He must know something we don't.
Happy Sunday,
Madi and Mom

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hi Louise!! There really is a feeling of fall in the air this weekend, isn't there? I've heard that how the animals are collecting seeds etc., are an indication of the winter--This cute lil' chipmunk is making me nervous!!

KB said...

My first thought upon seeing your yard photo was that it is still SO green! Wow.

Love the little big guy with full cheeks!

Terry said...

Those cheeks! Oh my goodness!

Leontien said...

Oh my i think i might loose my sight! for the love of it i just CAN NOT find you mums!!!

Gonna enlarge your picture and LOOK!

haha
Leontien

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Louise -- His looks like he has the mumps. I think he will have plenty stored for the winter by the time he is through scavengering. -- barbara

chookgoesbokk said...

that's some impressive pouch capacity.