~Enjoying the last days of fall~

 

Hello everyone!

I hope you’ve had a great weekend!

 

My daughter and I have been busy this week winterizing everything before

the big freeze.  It’s getting colder and colder each night and we were afraid the

fountain would freeze and break, so we finally got around to taking it apart and putting it away for the winter.

 

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In it’s place my daughter arranged some pumpkins, gourds

 

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and burlap for a fall display.  The dried one, that looks like a snake, came from a fall bazaar last year. 

I would love to try my luck at drying the two larger ones. 

Does anyone have any special tips on drying gourds?  

 

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All the leaves have fallen from the trees in our neighborhood except for……

 

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this Gingko tree.  It’s one of the showiest trees on our street.

Did you know they can live to be a thousand years old, mainly, because they are

resilient to diseases?   I think I need to take some gingko… for sure!Smile

 

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Their leaves also have such an interesting fan shape, along with the different shades of soft yellows.

Mother Nature is always the best designer.

~van Day Truex~

 

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While driving and listening to the radio this week, a listener called in and said,

“did you ever notice how beautiful nature is, right before it dies?”

Hmm….I never thought of it before.

 

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When I heard the temperatures were going to drop below freezing,

I picked every single flower I could find.

 

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Are you looking forward to winter?  

 

Every day look a a beautiful picture, read a beautiful poem, listen to some

beautiful music, and if possible, say some reasonable thing.

 ~ Goethe~

 

Thank you for stopping by….

Have a good week!

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12 comments:

laurie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

so lovely and I agree mother nature is also the best artist of all.Your photos are brilliant,, I love ginko leaves,

Linda said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That ginko tree is incredible...I wonder if they grow here. I don't mind winter because it never gets too cold here...the weather has been very pleasant the last couple of days! Have a great day!!

Red Rose Alley said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your Fall photos are so pretty, and show all the colors of the season. I can't believe those trees live to be a thousand years old! OH, AND I LOVE YOUR NEW HEADER.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Mary said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The gorgeous yellows in your photos have considerably brightened this gray and wet November day. This is my first visit to your blog, but it will not be my last. You have created a great spot for your readers to visit and I really enjoyed the time I spent here. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

Sue said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You took some lovely photos here, Mary! I absolutely love the gingko tree in your neighborhood. The leaves are so interesting. Wanted to come by and say thanks for signing up to follow me. :-) I'll be back to see more of your blog again soon. Off to prepare for dinner guests tonite!
~ Sue

Mel said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I've never seen a ginko tree before; it's beautiful! Your photos are lovely.

I'm not a fan of winter; seems the older I get, the less tolerant I am of the cold :(

Rosemary@villabarnes said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love your photos. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm looking forward to winter, just not driving in lots of snow and ice. Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comment on my calf photo. Your fall photos are very pretty. I especially love the colours and the contrast of the smooth pumpkin and rough burlap.

Emreen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The flower arrangement in the shoe looks fabulous !! Lovely idea !!
Oh ! Beautiful capture... Love the interesting shape of the leaves...

~Randee said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I LOVE the burlap and pumpkins!!! Thanks for visiting my chaos!!!! I am your newest follower!!

Geneva said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the changing seasons too... thank you for the reminder to slow down and enjoy each day. You have a beautiful blog and I'm looking forward to following you.

LindyLouMac in Italy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Lovely pictures, it has been a wonderful Autumn here in Europe this year.

Thank's for your comment!

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