We've been working around the house, trying to tidy up things before winter creeps up on us.
Over the weekend my son and I cleaned the front porch and siding and we took down the shutters.
As you can see, the shutters are home to wasper and mud dauber communities. We cleaned their communities from the siding and from the shutters and even had a quick run from the mad insects a time or two.
I have these vintage metal chairs that I love. I purchased them at a yard sale a few years ago for around $3 each. I love them, but they needed a paint job.
My son pressure washed them and yesterday I placed them under the apple trees and painted them.
I was joined by the bees feasting on the fallen apples. A word of advice, don't walk barefoot under apple trees in the fall. No, I did not step on one, I wore shoes. I've learned the hard way before. Click on the picture to see the bee.
We still need to paint the shutters and put them back up, but the chairs are finished and I now have the pleasure of sitting on them again.
A local CEOS held a poetry contest which was open to amateurs. I entered my poem Hills of West Virginia. I had forgotten all about it until I received this in the mail today. I repeat it was for amateurs only, that was the reason I entered and probably the reason I got 2nd place. A simple pleasure on a beautiful fall day.