Friday, September 28, 2007

The Rest of the Song


The golden-rod is yellow;
The corn is turning brown;
The trees in apple orchards,
With fruit are bending down

The gentian's bluest fringes
Are curling in the sun;
In dusty pods the milkweed,
Its hidden silk has spun.

The sedges flaunt their harvest
In every meadow nook;
And asters by the brookside,
Make asters in the brook.

From dewey lanes at morning
The grapes' sweet odor rise;
At noon the roads all flutter,
With yellow butterflies.

By all these lovely tokens
September days are here;
With summers' best of weather,
And autumn's best of cheer.

Helen Hunt Jackson

I looked around the Internet until I found the rest of the words to the little September song~a song that must be sung quickly as September is almost over!

I love the words, but have never heard this little children's song. Have any of you?

Have a great day.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Autumn Day

The goldenrod is yellow
The corn is turning brown
The trees in apple orchards
With fruit are bending down.

~Children's song~

This sweet scarecrow was one of many scattered throughout Silver Dollar City when we visited a few days ago. I love to walk through the park~the landscaping and decorations are always perfect.

Have a great day.


Friday, September 21, 2007

Good Morning

It was so cool when I opened the front door this morning! That is truly the first sign of fall in our area. It may get up to 90 degrees today~but at least we started out with a little bit of cool air! In the summer, it is sometimes up in the 80s by 7 o'clock.

Above is of one of my very favorite Charles Wysocki pictures. It goes over my Hoosier cabinet every fall and stays until time to decorate for Christmas. I would, of course, love to have an original print, but I think the puzzle pieces add a lot of character to the picture.

My dh made the pine frame for me several years ago. I painted it red to go with the dining room colors. I try to keep a little bit of red in every room. I think that it is a very 'happy' color and adds a little bit of 'spark' to decorating. Red and gold are usually my main fall decorating colors, as pumpkin--a color I do love--does not go well with the rest of my things--so I just use it in small bits. Usually with real pumpkins. I like to buy several of the smaller ones to put around the house.

My husband is off for a few days, so we will be getting some things done around here, as well as using some of the time to visit with our younger daughter at college.

Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


Mums always seem spell out 'fall' to me, but we are back into some summer weather. Guess I'll just look at my mums and dream, LOL.

I hope some of you are getting a little of that great fall weather that is bound to be coming our way sometime soon! I've not been doing much. Today I dragged out my October issues of Country Living and Victoria that I keep stashed on the shelf. I thought maybe they would give me some inspiration, despite sitting in the air conditioning while I went through them.

Well, to look on the bright side, the air conditioning is cool and what could be more enjoyable than to make a pot of Earl Grey tea and look through your favorite magazines? I do hope all of you had an enjoyable day!


Saturday, September 15, 2007

Thursday, September 13, 2007

September Reading

I hope all of you are getting a great start to September. We have had some cooler mornings lately, and it is nice to have my windows open at least part of the day. No real sign of fall here, yet, other than the morning temps, but in a month or so, we should start to have a little bit of color. I know that by the time we get any, some of you are already into your winter snows!

Being September, it is time for my annual reading of Stillmeadow Seasons by Gladys Taber. I really do love this book and its old fashioned feel for 'home'. She was a woman that loved being in her home~enjoying the simple things in life, like cooking, taking care of the house, reading, and enjoying her pets. It is a very peaceful book and one I pick up several times a year.

My copy belonged to my great aunt and is in very poor condition. She allowed her children to write in it and color some of the sketches. I keep thinking I will replace it, but I guess I am sentimental about the book having been hers.

So, what are all of you reading?

Have a great day,


Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Remembering. . .

I'm sure we all remember where we were on September 11, 2001. It is a day that is permanently etched into our memory. Please remember to pray for the families of the victims as they live through this day and recall the last memories of their loved ones. Pray for our nation today, as well as for each other as we remember this horrific event that changed each of us and our country forever.


Saturday, September 8, 2007

Early Sunday Post

Thought you might enjoy this little video: the scenery is beautiful as well as the music.

Have a blessed Sunday!


Friday, September 7, 2007

Meme Anyone?

I found this meme over at Quilted Together and thought I would give it a try.

1. Accent? Southern
2. alcohol? No
3. Chore I hate: cleaning the bathroom
4. Pets?: three cats, one dog, six chickens
5. Essential electronics: computer, DVD--does a hair dryer and electric rollers count???
6. Perfume?: Rarely
7. Gold or silver? Silver
8.Insomnia? Sometimes
9. Job title?: Homemaker
10. Most admired trait-- loyal friend
11. Kids?: two daughters, 23 and 21.
12. Phobia? I don't think so--though sometimes I don't like crossing bridges.
13. Religion?: Christian
14. Siblings?: one brother
15. Time I wake up?: 6:30
16. Unusual talent/skill?: ?????
17. Vegetable love/hate?: I love most vegetables--except cauliflower
18Worst habit?: indecision
19. X-Rays?: dental, arm, finger--broke it when I was twelve, catching a football.
20. Favorite meal?: fajitas--most Mexican food.

Okay--any of you want to tell us some things about yourself?

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

County Fair Time

Our county fair begins tonight. It is a rainy day, so I'm sure the turn-out is going to be slim. Hopefully, the weather will be better by Friday and Saturday--the most important days to most fair goers.

I am looking forward to seeing the animals and also the crafts and food barn. I'm always drawn to the sheep and rabbits, as well as the 'fancy' chickens. We have a neighbor girl that raises goats and I'm looking forward to seeing them on exhibit.

Every year I say that I'm going to make something and enter it--and then, I never do. Maybe next year!

Do any of you enter food or crafts in your own county fairs?


Monday, September 3, 2007

Labor Day

I hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend. My in-laws were here for the day and we enjoyed getting to spend some time with them. They showed us some pictures of their trip to Florida and also some from a trip they took earlier in the summer to Maine. Both places were beautiful, though quite different from each other. I love the diversity of the landscape in our country!

Although it is still quite warm here, Labor Day signals the end of summer and turns our sights to the fall season ahead. Remember when it was a 'no-no' to wear white after Labor Day? At least those rules have changed!

I usually don't do much fall decorating, but this year I would like to add a few little things around my house to go with the season. I'm thinking of doing some sorts of fall crafts that would add to the seasonal decorating, but haven't decided on anything specific. What are some of you going to do to change the season inside and outside of you homes?

I'm looking forward to hearing what all of you are doing~you're a creative bunch, so I know you've got some great ideas.