Wayzata, Minnesota

Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Way It Is, Good Fences

Here in Minnesota we all know what's coming.  
We'll be exchanging the delicate smells of the beach 
and hot sand between our toes for
winter gear and clattering teeth soon enough.

So I'm reveling in the last bits of autumn lingering about.

Imagine that, blossoms abound where we put up our colored lights, so Santa can find his way.

"Now the true value of time;
snatch, seize and enjoy
every moment of it.

Yes, you're witnessing my garden hose, for the last remaining plants.

No idleness no laziness, no procrastination
never put off till tomorrow what you can do today."
Phillip Stanhope

Hello there wee little pumpkin brought to life by wee little munchkins and their colored markers.

Ah yes, we cut down a tree growing where it ought not be growing, sadly but necessary.  So like every good tree lover, we don't just hug our fallen trees, we make things out of them.

Hubby made me a chair!

Misty looking for that darn squirrel that she ran off to the trees!  Where did you go nutty critter?

Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by to make my day even brighter.


EG CameraGirl said...

What a treat to hang onto the warmer weather just a tad longer. Love that chair your husband made for you!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it is nice you still have blossoms there. I like the cute chair and pumpkin. I wish I could borrow your Misty to chase my squirrels away. It is mild here lately, I hope it sticks around. Happy Thursday, enjoy your weekend!

sage said...

Soon, you'll be showing those ugly snow fences :)

Debbie said...

ooooh you still have pretty blooms, i am a tad jealous!! if your hubby builds me a chair, we can sit together and have tea!!!!

LV said...

We thankfully do not get the really bad winters like you, but the flowers are gone already here.

carolann said...

Enjoyed all your photos and the chair hubby made you so sweet.

Karen said...

Lovely series, and I love your chair!

Christine said...

Warm memories and lovely photos will help herald in winter & then there will be more to make & enjoy!
I love the tree stump throne!

Margaret Adamson said...

Good variety of fnece and I love the chair

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I love your gnomes - Kilroy

Ida said...

Your last moments of fall seen through your fence were delightful. - I know what you mean about (what's coming)...I so look forward to Spring though.

Rose said...

I have really enjoyed this...I don't know where to start. Such a cute pumpkin! And I love fences with flowers, and your chair is just plain awesome.

Elephant's Child said...

Great fences - and I love that chair.

RedPat said...

I'm loving the warm weather we are having too! It will be winter soon enough.

TexWisGirl said...

time to bring out the winter duds. :) like your sweet scenes.

Cloudia said...

you savor life so richly that we taste the sweet!

Warm ALOHA, Karen

Gail said...

Love your chair and they are amazingly comfortable too. Another nice thing is they don't blow over in the wind either!

Jeanie said...

It's a gloriously sunny, windy day here -- pretty nippy -- and I suspect that within 48 hours, if the weatherguys are right -- we'll have 4-6" of snow. So I really understand your reveling in the last lovely days of autumn which you have captured so beautifully!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Karen; Wonderful post with pictures varieties of LOVELY and CUTE photographs♡♡♡ I showed the wooden chair to my D.I.Y. lover husband and he really loved it; saying from where your husband brought the wood p;-)
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

Filip and Kristel said...

The last colors before the winter starts.


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Great shot of Mr. and Mrs. Gnome!

humbird said...

Nice photos and celebrations!