I bought this sign some time ago, found in a junk/antique shop, and I love it! Nailed to a tree at the entrance to our drive, it serves as a reminder that you are home now, sit a while, rest and enjoy the view. Take the time to notice what is happening around you in nature. It's peaceful and restoring.
With that ol' rusty sign in mind, I thought I would share the season around our home with you. I try real hard to walk nearly every day, most times with camera in hand and the dog by my side. By the time I have walked to the mailbox and around the pastures and fields, I have covered a couple of miles. The above photo is looking over to our back yard. That adirondack chair, the black arrow is pointing to, is where I sometimes sit and try to solve the world's problems. :)
This day was a dark, gloomy one, which gives you a new perspective on your surroundings. I am standing on the dam taking a long view of the lake.
When hurricane Isabel came tearing through Virginia, she wrecked havoc in the woods surrounding our home. Tons of trees came down, not all a bad thing. This fallen tree provides a hide out for some big bass. :)
Interesting vine growth along a long forgotten barb wire fencing. Taken along the path beyond the dam.
More fallen trees from the long ago hurricane. Don't you just know something lives in the hollow of that tree?
a ray of sunshine among all the brown
and some trees are all ready for winter
the road less traveled :)
Back at the house......although later than usual, the colors were spectacular this Fall. Believe it or not, there is a stone pathway under all those pine needles. We use the needles for mulch, so Bobby G. has been working like heck the last couple of weeks raking and distributing them in the garden areas.
I still haven't put the umbrellas away for the winter. I like that pop of blue in the colorful leaves.
this sweet red maple, was a gift from Bobby G's Mother, no longer with us. It was nothing but a mail order single stick when we planted it. It's so beautiful in the Fall, especially when the western sun shines through it in the later afternoon. That white you see around the many trunk tree in the background, is the white mums we planted for our son's wedding party a couple of years ago. They like that spot and bloom profusely.
the front porch ~~~~ I switched out the Halloween witch sign for 'old man winter and the grapes' plaque to carry us through Thanksgiving. He was a Big Lots find that I re-painted.
just up the street, a neighbor sells his pumpkins on the side of the road
Ha! Thought you might like to accompany me to the grocery store.....aren't the parking lot trees gorgeous?
Heading out of the grocery store parking lot.......crepe myrtles line the median and put on a beautiful show of color
Heading back home
Around the curve and then our driveway
Ben, Pumpkin and Pepper have all put on their winter coats, ready for the cold winds.
And those cold winds are blowing hard today.....brrrrrr. I hope you enjoyed a little piece of my world today. I am crazy busy preparing for the Vintage Home Market this week....the last few days of preparation. Hope you are having a great week. xo
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