Thursday, November 8, 2018

Leaves And More Leaves.....

  This is how the backyard looked a few days ago.  Lots of leaves falling off the maple, tulip poplars, and sycamore trees.  Well honestly three leaves from a sycamore and you have to rake , they are so big.

  Saturday this maple in the back woods was about the only one with leaves . The sun made it look as if it were lit up, it glowed.
  I rake leaves into to piles and then I rake them onto a tarp or old shop blanket, so I can drag them to a place to pile up.  Once the yard is all rake, we load them on the trailer and haul them to the neighbor man's woods down the road....his woods is so dense, the leaves do not blow back out.
 You can see how nice the woods looked this past weekend. Lots of color. But the winds have been fierce and have stripped the trees almost completely.
  I love seeing cardinals.
  Some beautiful sunsets, but very cold at this time of day.
Some leaves seem to hang on till you have cleaned the yard and then they will fall. LOL.
  Monday, Ted went to get his treadmill echogram. He was winded afterwards. His heart doctor was making his rounds at  the hospital and he stopped in to check a couple things with Ted.  He did not seem to be too concerned. Told Ted to take it easy for a few days and be sure to keep his appointment on Friday. So we will know more after tomorrow.  Please keep my Teddy Bear in your good thoughts and prayers. Thank you so much.  Wishing all of you a great day. XO

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  1. Beautiful pictures Susie. LOVE seeing that cardinal too! Makes me smile right about now. Keeping your Ted in my prayers. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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    1. Thank you Cindy, You are such a good hearted person. I appreciate the prayers. I been trying to stay busy to keep from getting overly anxious. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  3. What I meant to say is the cardinal looks like a Christmas ğŸŽ„ ornament but boy did I mess that up lol I keep you both in my prayers

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    1. Laurie, Thank you honey. We appreciate all prayers. I am so ready to know something. It's the not knowing that's scary. Blessings, xoxo, Susie
      p.s. I have always loved cardinals.

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  4. So many beautiful leaves Susie! Please be careful since reptiles can lurk in leaves. Keeping Ted in my prayers. Sending hugs!

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    1. Thank you so much Pilar. I know there's snake in our state. I am so noisy it would run any snake off. LOL. Spiders, now that's another story...hate them. Thank you for the prayers. Bless you, xoxo, Susie

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  5. I’ve been praying for you every day......our Charlie had open heart surgery on Monday and is getting a pacemaker today. He’s doing well and I’m praying Ted does too! It’s scary but it is necessary to get this checked out for Ted. Please keep us posted! Love and prayers for both of you!

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    1. Thank you so much Linda. I am thankful for all prayers and good wishes. Ted says he feels better...but I hear him breathing at times, like when he brought in some fire wood. So I have filled the wood box and will bring in the wood. I am glad to hear Charlie is doing well. He may feel like a new man once his heart is beating right. I am thinking Ted might be having lung issues. Blessings to all, love you, xoxo, Susie

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  6. We lost most of our leaves this past week, too. They were there one day in all their glory and gone the next after a rain/wind storm came through.

    Praying for Ted and for you to not worry...as I know you do.

    I hope you have a blessed Thursday---and no leaves to rake today!!! xo Diana

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    1. Diana, Thanks so much for the prayers. We know they have power and I truly want God's power in our lives. Oh I should never rake or worry about our lawn...but I may have some OCD when it comes to that. LOL. Ted's not mowed and I am not sure he will be allowed...find out tomorrow. I may be buying a push mower as I never have used his zero radius mower. Blessings to all of you, love you, xoxo, Susie

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  7. Love seeing all of your beautiful pictures Susie, the trees are losing their leaves quickly now that the winds have picked up :(
    I would have liked a couple of more weeks of color on ours, instead after such severe weather, most of them are now on the ground.
    Seems like we have gone from Summer to Winter in the blink of an eye.
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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    1. Jo, I feel the same way...right out of winter into the heat and now right back to winter....we are having some snow flurries predicted for this weekend. I have enjoyed today and yesterday, it has truly seemed like perfect autumn days. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  8. The leaves are turning beautiful around here. We do not have any trees in the yard exept a dogwood. We rake all the time due to the neighbors trees. haha. I like the smell of raking leaves. Prayers for good news on Ted.
    Lisa

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    1. Lisa, Thank you for the prayers. We are grateful. Tomorrow is the day to see the dr. I like seeing the leaves, raking somewhat. I need a new rake that's for sure. LOL. We have a leaf blower but I hate that noise. We have nine full grown trees. All drop something at one time of the year and then their leaves in the fall. We have four pine also. I remember moving here and thinking wow such pretty trees. Oh my gosh, I never thought of the work. Bless you, xoxo, Susie

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  9. We've had beautiful color here but the leaves are really coming down now. Your photos are pretty. Snow flurries expected Tuesday! Have you seen any snowflakes yet? Praying for a good report for Ted tomorrow.

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    1. Thank you for your prayers Karen, it means a lot to us. Oh the color seems to have taken forever to hit the trees and then the cold and wind has made them lose their leaves very fast. I have not seen snow and I hope not to till Jan. LOL I know that is too much to hope for. Blessings, stay warm, xoxo, Susie

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  10. I am keeping Ted in my prayers...and you too my friend. I know how we both worry, it's just the way we are! Love your pretty leaves this year and the beautiful clouds! Hugs to you both, Diane

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    1. Thank you so much Diane. I appreciate you so much, your prayers mean so much. I have been loving our fall colors and the leaves...but oh boy raking all of the yard is a chore and a half. LOL. Today you can barely tell I did it yesterday. Maybe one more raking will do it. Blessings to you my friend, xoxo, Susie

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  11. Such pretty Fall scenery! Love the pictures. We don't have to rake leaves here at all, the leaves dont fall, we have palm trees, LOL Let us know how that doc appt. goes, okay?--lots of people thinking about and praying for him! I love the pretty cardinal picture, so bright and clear!

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    1. Thank you Debbi. I am so thankful for my blog family. Your prayers mean a lot to us. Today's the day. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  12. They're all over my deck, been too rainy to blow them off with a leaf blower.

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    1. Adam, Some times wet leaves stick like they were glued down. We have a leaf blower , I just hate the noise of it. But honestly it may come down to using it in the yard. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  13. Susie, I will pray for you and Ted. It looks like fall has fallen there too. It's only 23°F right now and I know there's a long winter ahead. Looks like you got those leaves taken care of. God bless you.

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    1. Judy, Thank you for your prayers, we are so grateful. Oh Judy there's a light snow on the ground this morning. I think winter is coming early. Bless you, stay warm. xoxo, Susie

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  14. Fingers are crossed for good news on Ted. And that you get the leaves in order before the snow flies!

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    1. Jeanie, Thank you so much. We had a skiff of snow this morning. Brr...just not ready honey. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  15. Beautiful pictures. We still have lots of color here, but I'm sure in a week or so the leaves will almost be gone. Praying for Ted. Hope all goes well for him.

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    1. Thank you sweet Kathy for the prayers. We are grateful. Oh yes I think winter is near. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  16. I love walking in the leaves, there's just something about it. Thankful finally got here!

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    1. HI Sylvia, I love reading your blog...you give us God's promises with a pretty picture. Fall season is going quickly here. Stay safe and well. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  17. Prayers that the results will come back clear 🙏🏼. My husband blows our leaves into the woods 🍁. I love seeing a cardinal too🙂. Enjoy your day dear friend. Hugs

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    1. Thank you so much Theresa. Your prayers are welcome and appreciated. Oh I will probably have to use the leaf blower before it's over. I never like to hear that noise. LOL. Blessings for a great weekend, xoxo, Susie

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  18. Hi Susie,
    We lost a lot of our leaves with all the rain and wind. Now this morning SNOW!!! UGH!!!! We did not have a very long Fall. Praying for Ted and good results. Keep us posted. Hugs sweet friend.
    Kris

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    1. Thank you Kris. I will be posting of our heart clinic trip. I was sad to see winter come so soon. I was hoping for a nice long pleasant autumn season. Blessings, stay warm and safe. xoxo, Susie

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  19. Oh yes, lots of leaves. They are all over the place. Now that was a dumb obvious statement. From what I understand we're in line for some heavy down pours later in the day. Hopefully that will take care of the rest still remaining on the trees. I thought I heard that there will be some snow in the mountains of New Hampshire. Good it can stay up there.
    I'm glad that Ted is doing well and thanks for all your support.

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    1. Boston Boy, The leaves fell so quickly, I never had the chance to keep up. After all that raking, the back yard is covered again. I should never run out of physical exercise. LOL. Thank you for thinking of Ted. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  20. Susie, I love seeing nature pictures around your home. That golden tree is so pretty. You have a large area in your front yard to rake up all the leaves. Would it be easier if the winds picked them up? And that red cardinal!! I didn't know you see them in your state. Susie, it is my dream to one day see the red cardinal. They are the loveliest of birds, except for the dear hummingbird. I will say a prayer for Ted and that all is ok.

    Have a wonderful weekend, Susie. I took my car in today and had to wait for two hours. But my son met me for coffee, and the time went by faster. : )

    I've been upset with the tragedy that happened in California. Please pray for healing for the families, would you?

    love, ~Sheri

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    1. Sheri, The tragedy there is so sad. I have prayed for all. Also those getting caught in the fires. So many need our prayers. I am thankful for anyone saying a prayer for Ted.
      I have not had much of a chance to see birds around here. I love birds and hearing them sing and chatter. Blessings to you dear friend, love, xoxo, Susie

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  21. The leaves have really come down here too Susie and we're in for a cold weekend. I bet you're already getting it. Prayers going up for your husband. Big Hugs and Love. xo

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    1. Thank you so much Susie. We need those prayers and are grateful. Oh yes we are to have a cold weekend also. The wind howled all night. Blessings to you sweet friend, take care of yourself. Love you, xoxo, Susie

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  22. beautiful captures of fall and that pretty male cardinal. my chuck refuses to rake leaves, he says they are "natures free decorations". i don't fall for that but i do agree they look beautiful!!

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