Thursday, October 18, 2012

Little this....a little that.....



We love our new open house card.  I got to take the picture at sister Linda's little garden shed.  It's perfect for what we want to do in the shop.  Can't wait to get started!

Judy and I were out and about in Springfield late yesterday afternoon and it was perfect for getting the camera out.  The city of Springfield is loaded with old trees and lots of maples.  It's a very pretty town under normal conditions but to see it in the fall is a real pleasure.



All of this beauty should never be taken for granted.....it's definitely a gift from God for which we should be so thankful.  Fall always makes me think of my Mom because she loved fall and always wanted to go for a drive.  Then there's my sister Jean who's slowly losing her sight.  She's lost the sight in one eye and the other is slowly fading.  She's sad because she doesn't see the beauty that she remembers....it's not the same. 

This was all on my mind yesterday while taking in my surroundings.  I noticed all the political signs up in yards and wondered why they had to be there to blemish the beauty.  It will be such a relief when this is over and we don't have to be inundated with it continually.

Here are a few more of the pictures from our Saturday trip.  It's such a simple pleasure to drive down an unpaved country road and especially when the leaves are in full color.




This is the dining room in the owner's house.  Across from this is a huge fireplace.  Perfect place to enjoy a big bowl of soup on a cold night.



Jean and I were enjoying the front porch.....


Jean and Judy......

How would you like to have to sweep the porch with this?

Hope you enjoyed the tour today.....sort of jumped around (story of my life).  Judy and I are headed to Leola's to work on the porch so guess I'd better get my overalls on (just kidding). 

Have a great day!

8 comments:

Danavee said...

Can't wait for open house AND that first street scene is a beauty!

jc@leolas said...

Loved these photos. Did the photos of river bluffs turn out. Would you post those, please?

Tammy said...

Sorry to hear about your sister losing her sight. That must be very difficult for her. Fall sure is pretty where you are. Often when we travel to other countries, I look around at all the billboards and wonder why it is so necessary to spoil a beautiful countryside. Have a great weekend. Tammy

June said...

This was the best part of the day for me. What a beautiful drive you took me on. You know I love things like this. I loved when you wrote how much we should appreciate this and all the beauty around us. I, myself consider it to be a gift to see it. Somehow some people miss the mark and look past it and never see it. I feel we are kindred spirits.
Yes, I think you are right about driving back up to that abandoned house and hanging a wreath on it for Christmas : ).
hugs from here...

Minden Place said...

Thank you for the beautiful photo tour...such rich colorful fall scenes!!

Susan said...

Loved the pics! I am sooo excited to come see you and go to Leola's Open House! See ya soon!!!

Sharon said...

These are great pictures Jan ! So much beautiful color ! I hope I get a chance to get up there for your open house, there are always so many great things and it fills me with inspiration .

A Primitive Homestead said...

Lovely tour. I SO much like log homes. Blessings! Lara