I have a big maple tree, three dogwoods, Ivy, and Virginia Creeper so there's lots of leaves and lots of pruning. Anne and Bradleigh attacked the creeper, but I wanted to keep a few vines so I'd have privacy and shade in the spring. It grows so crazy Bradleigh said, "we can't figure out where the vines are coming from." I might be sorry, but for now the leaves are off most of the vines so the patio looks clean.
Duane ordered an ice cream cake from Baskin Robbins - the frosting leaves match my outfit!!!
I spent my actual birthday with Anne and Colin at an Arts and Crafts show in Pullman. I gave Colin a little spending money and he surprised me with gifts better than diamonds - a sweet necklace that says, "I love my grandma," a special magnet cross, and a candle in a cup that he created just for me. He touched my heart with his generosity, not even looking for treasures for himself.
The traditional fall picture with Mom's scarecrow - this year Odie got to be in the picture because the O'Shaughnessy's were already gone when I remembered to take the picture.
The last rose of summer, another lovely birthday gift!