Thursday, October 31, 2013

Trick Or Treat

All is ready for the 
"little goblins" that will
come to our door tonight.
  I for one, delight
in the festivities for the 
younger children
have been counting 
the days for 
this once a year event. 
They are thrilled at the 
chance to dress up and play
 My grandchildren
will be dressed as 
characters from Narnia.
They have wonderful 
and swords that light up
when called to battle.
 I will see kings and queens from 
that mystical place created from
 C.S. Lewis's brilliant imagination. 
Oh....there will be one
tiny fluffy lamb in the group.
The Jack-O-Lantern is out 
and all my traditional 
containers are holding 
favorite candies.

Happy Halloween everyone!  Dee Dee

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Autumn's Cottage Magazine

Times are certainly changing.
I can remember the day when
I found magazines irresistible.
I could sit in Barnes & Noble for
such a long while, looking at
first one and then another. My
favorites were Victoria and 
any decorator magazine. I
remember it quite frustrating, for
many of the pages were filled
with advertisements.

I seldom buy magazines
 these days. With the coming of 
the Internet, Pinterest, 
Smart phones, electronic
tablets....the list goes on....
there seems to
be no need at all to look
through a magazine.
However..... last year
a Cottage Journal magazine
subscription was given to 
me by my 
youngest daughter. 
I did so enjoy each issue
 ever so much.  
They came at the beginning 
of each season.
Thankfully, I've saved a few copies.
They seem nostalgic, somehow, 
so I'm proudly displaying
 the Autumn issue, on a table
for all to see.

Have a sweet ole' day....Dee Dee

Friday, October 25, 2013

My Roses Are The Colors Of Fall

I planted a climbing rose
 this past spring.
Unusual colors for my garden,
 the rose bloomed
in large clusters of orange and red. 
seemed out of place, somehow,
 until now.

Today my roses are the colors of fall
and are wonderfully and beautifully
in full bloom.....

I'm glad you stopped by.....
Have a beautiful day, everyone.  Dee Dee

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Tradition In Aiken

There's lots to love about the south, such
as a beautiful tradition held in my old
home town.....Aiken South Carolina, 
"Blessing Of The Hounds"
It's held in Hitchcock Woods 
during the fall of the year.
The images speak for themselves.....

Look at the smile on his face....seems to be
pleased with all the goin's on.

Nothing could've been finer than to have
been in Carolina.....

Have a sweet ole' day!  Dee Dee
Images from Google

Monday, October 21, 2013

We Smelled Of Leaves

It had rained early 

and the leaves were brought 
down to the ground.....

I'm reminded
as children
 we piled
 leaves high into
only to scatter
them with 
our jumping
on them.

Our clothes 
of drying leaves,
when finally 
we came
 inside to get warm. 
how we
 never forget
these kinds of 
childhood memories.

Have a sweet ole' day...Dee Dee

Saturday, October 19, 2013


We took a nice long road trip last fall 
and along the way I took lots of photos.

These were actually taken at a rest stop
in West Virginia......

The leaves were at the color peak.....

My favorite trees are always the Maple.....

In the distance you can see how 
absolutely gorgeous the colors were.....
yet still in my "mind's eye."
I posted some of these photos last
fall and felt them worthy a second look.

Have a beautiful day!  Dee Dee

Friday, October 18, 2013

Beautiful Fall Reminders

We see few signs of fall here 
in Florida.
The large oak tree in our
 front yard 
is beginning to 
shed it's leaves and the 
walkway leading to our
front door is scattered with them. 
 For a while, they will stay
where they lie for I am badly in 
need of seasonal change
  The temp was again in the
high eighties today and the pool 
water is holding at 
eighty degrees. It is
 still tolerable for a swim, 
should I dare.
Our fall wreath has been hung 
on the door
and a very large pot of mums
 will greet our friends and family
upon arrival.

Delicious autumn! My very
soul is wedded to it, and if I
were a bird I would fly about
the earth seeking the successive
autumns. ~George Eliot

Have a sweet ole' day, everyone.  Dee Dee

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Last Year In Cooperstown

......we celebrated our marriage and
walked in paradise.
Last year we experienced 
wonderful, beautiful,
magical glorious fall 
in Cooperstown 
New York.
We stayed in the Cooper Inn,
and walked on a brisk cool day. 
Reminiscing a little today,while
looking at photos we took.


Thank you for stopping by.....Dee Dee