I was a bit (a LOT) discouraged that all of the leaves that I spent so much time putting on the garden beds mostly blew off with the high winds. Our friend, K, brought us 2 more pick-up loads of leaves from town as well. I spent several hours out there, running over piles of leaves with the lawn mower, and re-depositing them on the garden beds. JP came out later and helped by roto-tilling a couple of beds that were so full of weeds that I felt overwhelmed when ever I even entertained the THOUGHT of weeding them. I got filthy, but finished chopping up leaves, and got all the beds covered except for the 2 that still have Fall peas growing in them.
I found the seeds and pods absolutely riveting just to look at.
I'm happy to say that after 6 years of searching, we have finally found a climbing tree on our property! We all tried it out, except for JP, who had to take pictures.
I'll close with a picture of my Christmas Cactus, which has exploded with color just a few weeks early for Christmas. I think it is enjoying the sunshine too!