Who We Are

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Serene Scenery Sunday

Ha roo, pups and cool cats.  It's me, Zim here with Serene Scenery Sunday.  I was just finishing up some yoga ...

IMG_1386 Zen Master Zim
"... and stretch ... and hold ..."

That always helps me relax - but I think I need a bit more.  Care to take a look around our gardens with me?  Let's head outside.  It pleases me to say that you bipeds out there might want to grab a sweatshirt! Yep!  Frost on the proverbial pumpkin last night!  Ha roo!!

Let's check in on the mums!  All of the ones I showed you last weekend are still blooming.  I like white ones - have a look!

DSCN4419 Mums

DSCN4421 Mums

And now the burgundy ones are joining in!

IMG_1384 Mums

Welcome to the party, Burgundies!

Could you see the flowers on the plants Davy helped Mom water yesterday?  Here's a closer look:

DSCN4420 Variegated Liriope

Speaking of purple ... the Russian Sage over on the north side of the house is looking mighty colorful:

IMG_1437 Russian Sage

It must have been that pep talk I had with them when I got back from Keats last week!  Now if it would just stand UP!  Come on!  You can do it!   (It never hurts to encourage others.)

Want to see what the back yard looks like from where that Russian Sage is?  Turn toward the west:

IMG_1438 back yard shot

Left to right down there are the Amur Maples, an Austrian Pine, some Emerald Green Arborvitae, and the Purple Ash -- turning PURPLE!!!  Here's what's funny about when it just starts to turn colors, though -- check it out from underneath:

IMG_1372 Purple Ash from underneath

Same tree!  Kind of cool, don't you think?

We have a White Ash right by the deck.

IMG_1443 White Ash

I  know.  Clearly not white.  Someone should have consulted with Dave, Guide Dog for the Color Blind!  It sure is pretty, though!

Our Maiden Grasses are sending out their feathery plumes.  I thought this one looked especially cool:

IMG_1440 Maiden Grass

The red plumes echo the reds in the Amur Maples up on the top tier!

Here's a look down that second tier; last week I showed you the line up from the other end - and the Maiden Grass wasn't even poufy yet!

IMG_1441 2nd tier

Wowzers, what a change!  You can also see the lavenders in there and the new Shenandoah Switchgrasses.

How are you feeling now?  A bit more serene?  Me, too.  I might need to do some more yoga once we get inside, though - just to make sure I'm completely in the Zen of Zim Zone.

IMG_1105 Zim
"... Superdog stretch and ... hold ..."

I hope you're feeling as good as I am now!  Have a wonderful Sunday!

Play bows,


  1. I love all the color in your garden!


  2. Purple is my favorite color. You sure area a contortionist Zim.


  3. I like seeing you do yoga. My fav is the photo with the purple and reddish leaves. Very artistic!


  4. Very pretty and peaceful Zim. I especially like all the autumnal colours!
    ~Lickies, Ludo

  5. That's a lot of pretty purple. So beautiful and yes I am very serene. My Sunday would not be complete without this.

  6. We like you doing the doga thing. Mum has created a beautiful garden. Have a super Sunday.
    Best wishes Molly

  7. We needed this one today. Momma started crying when she opened the cupboard and saw the little bottle of Mango's pepcid AC for his gassy innards. But then she read your post and she is much calmer, so thanks.


  8. I feel totally serene. In fact I probably need a nap.


  9. ::sigh:: very nice, Zim! you sure have a beatiful yard!

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, HOllie

  10. Your garden still looks so beautiful Zim! You even taught us kitties a thing or two about yoga too!

  11. Beautiful! Your yoga, the garden, everything seems so Zen!! I'm feeling the serenity all the way over here!


  12. What beautiful flowers and foliage. Thanks for sharing!


  13. I feel totally serene now, thanks! I just love your yard. It's so pretty!!

  14. Your flowers always look so pretty. All we have around here are a bunch of weeds.

  15. Anonymous6:31 PM

    You do the yoga stretch and hold really well Zimmers! We luvluvluv your trees! I will post some photos of some of the plants in my new back yard, maybe you and Dave, with your Mom's help, can tell me what they are...waves paw, Savannah peeEss is your Mom gonna do the questions? No prob if too busy, just checking in