Friday, October 31, 2014

Goodbye Pumpkins.....

  I wonder if pumpkins will go on sale now. Not everyone was bought for the Halloween season.
 These little basket jack-o-lanterns faces could be turn around for the thanksgiving d├ęcor.
I know that Horton's in Tipton will be setting up for the Christmas market time. But I have enjoyed all their wonderful things, they have had out for fall. Speaking of fall...well today is not going to feel that warm,.  It's going to be more like winter around our area. Some rain, wind, maybe sleet and snow flakes.
  Get your gloves, hat, a coat, and stay warm. Bundle your little guys for trick or treating tonight. XO


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Goodwill ....

 Teddy Bear  promised we would go to goodwill today. I know he will look for candles to turn into fire starters. I think I'll look thru the baskets. I want to make some gift baskets for my sisters.
 Today is the last treatment on our yard. Well for this year.  You know you sign up for a certain amount of treatments and then they call you all year with offers of this and that. They think we have a golf course budget. LOL. I can still see some ratty spots in our lawn. Funny the older I get the less I want to mess with lawns and flowerbeds. I love having flowers that come back each year. I do annuals in pots, in the spring, to have color instantly. So they only need watering and occasional deadheading.
  Today is gray and chilly, tomorrow is scary....maybe sleet or snow flakes here and there.  Time to get the gloves out dear Buttercup. :):)  The pretty part of autumn is going fast. Enjoy this day friends. XO

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Marigolds.....

  This smelly little flower has durability. It still is going strong , after the rain , wind and chilly air.
 This year they can back where I had sprinkled all the seeds, as I dead headed them.
 This shot is from our park, the maple has lost it's leaves now. Things are looking bare in the park .
This is my neighbor's front yard and the crimson maple is bare this morning. This is an old photo.  She has a flowering crabapple also. That will be some food for birds and squirrels this winter. We only had about 2 dozen hickory nuts on our tree this year. I think we may have to put food out for the squirrels as well as the birds this winter.
  Cooler temperatures this morning. Not to be any warmer that 55  degrees today. Looks like we are now into the chilly bare part of autumn.  Just so it doesn't snow.  :):)
  Enjoy this wonderful day. XO

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Plans? What Plans?????

  I did not get to go junking yesterday. But I did get to go to the hardware store. Wow-wee-wow-wow. Here's the neighbors getting their beans in.
 I love seeing this, unless they hog the whole road. LOL. Our neighbor is very good about not doing that.
 Time for our scarecrows to hang around. Ted made this bench from some old cedar fence posts. I love decorating with it.
 Ooky, I am not touching this !! Can you see this little toad? I know they do good ,eating insects, so I let him hang around, as long as he never gets on me.
We had some pretty skies yesterday and sunshine too. I did not get to junk, but Ted treated me to a great lunch . He said , "don't you have enough junk?" What kind of question is that?  Of course I have enough, but I want to look at more. LOL So I can see a junk trip when he's not home. :):) That's what we do.
  Today is rainy and dreary. The leaves have really fallen from our trees.. It is almost sad looking. The little woods in back is still holding on with a bit of color. I do not know what it will look like tomorrow after this rain. So it's laundry time.
  Hope all of you are having a beautiful day. XO

Monday, October 27, 2014

Changing Scenery.....

 The views around here are really changing lately. The trees are losing there leaves, seems quickly too. I know this yard needs raked. More of that will be happening.
 These beans have been picked. Trucks are lined up at the grain elevators. The farmers were in the fields all weekend . In the night also.
The neighbor's apples are even falling.  There were not as many this year as last year. Last year seemed an abundance of apples. This year just a few on each tree.
 I can see the leaves are really off the trees in the back woods.   Over a month of fall is gone already.
We had some snow this time last year. I am ever so thankful we don't have it now.:) Today will be about 78 , tomorrow rain is forecasted. The rest of the week near 60, maybe. But rain on the night the kids can trick-or-treat.
  I plan on enjoying this day. :) Hope you do also. XO

Sunday, October 26, 2014

October's Last Sunday 2014........

  I do have one last rose on this rose bush. I love the deep salmon color of this rose.  I am only in charge of this rose bush, it is my daughter Kathy's. Her son got it for her one mother's day. When she moved from her house to an apartment, she didn't want to leave it behind and could not take it with her.  So that is how I became it's care giver.  One day, maybe Kathy can transplant it in her new yard.
 Zinnia, now this is a hardy flower . Comes in bright colors  and varied petal shapes.
  This is a sunshine flower to me. Love that yellow.
Also it's apple time. I love apple crisp at this time of year. One of my SIL's is crazy for apple pie.  I love to smell cinnamon in any thing cooking in autumn.   A nice roast in the oven and something with cinnamon for dessert. Now that says fall to me.
  How you are enjoying this last Sunday of October....wow did this month go by fast. Today is to be  sunny and warm. We better lap up these wonderful warm days.  XO

Saturday, October 25, 2014

I Need A Junk Trip...

 These are photos of one of my favorite junk stores. It's in Kokomo , Indiana. It's called the Treasure Mart. The original store is in a 3 storied building.  But this one is near Lowe's.
 Since we need to go to Lowe's on Monday.....well  doesn't it make sense to go here too?
I'll have to think about what I would like to buy. I would like a couple baskets. I see this big blue coffee pot and think vase. :):) I have to have a purpose to buy something now. Because it can become clutter if not used.
  I loved going to this store with my mom. She would see things that she could make a story from, something that she would remember from her youth.
  Today is to be so nice here. I am going to spend part of the day with my daughter and granddaughter.. Hope you are with loved ones . XO