As I get older I am more and more aware of the quick passage of time. This acceleration of months and years is made even more obvious when I look back at the growth of the gardens that we planted here at Patina Farm a little more than two years ago...
This morning I found this image of the Sycamore trees we planted on both sides of what is now our gravel driveway.
I'm astonished by how much the trees have grown. I imagine they will create a shady canopy over the driveway by next year.
I also found this image of our front garden when it was first installed.
Today it is a lush garden, filled with floribunda roses and little ollies, clipped into spheres. The lambs ear and catmint casually flow oto the gravel pathway to the front door.
Although it still feels like Summer here in Ojai, I have started to add some Autumn accents in the house...
Our new fully grown chickens are also infusing our coop with some Fall color!
They just started laying the most beautiful blue/green eggs!
Even our new little pup, Sera (Sophie's half sister) is providing an Autum copper color to our home!
Steve and I have been traveling a bit this month for some exciting new projects. I'll share more about them in my next post. Until then, I hope you will join us on Instagram, where I have been sharing a few images of our adventures...
I hope you have some free time to enjoy the natural beauty of Autumn where you live!