10.21.2012

Sunday Morning

I took an early morning walk....44 degrees...no wind...peaceful as it comes.....


Autumn has finally decided to visit our little street.....


The piles of leaves are almost big enough to jump in......but we will wait another week, until the maples drop their bounty, then we will rake our makeshift mountain and jump with glee....


Even the vines are vibrant show offs....


The lavender (foreground) rests peacefully, the vegetable garden (beyond) still
 is in the process of clean up.





Our stonewall in all its glory...






A few Halloween cut-outs on steamy morning windows...


Our inspiration for "Prince Snow Farm"


Street view heading home...


Street view heading out....


The sun finally above the horizon enough to cast memorable shadows....


C joins me, and takes a few shots from an 8 year old's perspective, and I absolutely love it.....




Walking home....


Good Morning to all.

19 comments:

  1. A beautiful walk! I love seeing your lavender and hope to add it to my garden next season.

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  2. What a beautiful place you live in! Thanks for taking us on your walk. I especially like those bright red vines.

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    1. My pleasure Sarah...we are very lucky...the sights and sounds of fall were glorious today.

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  3. Why oh why would you make me see this gorgeous post??? I had a hard enough time leaving Vermont last week- I fell in love with the rolling hills covered in color but more than that, the stunning homes, some of which were so old and so absolutely beautiful. I love the pacific northwest but oh, I think part of my heart was left on the east coast...
    I am envious my friend- you are living my alternate life!
    xx

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    1. Kimberly, We are blessed to be surround by such beauty. My home is old as you see, but the inside needs a lot more work than the outside. It is a labor of love.

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  4. Enjoyed your walk! Thanks for taking us along. Wonderful photos! You've captured the autumn colors and morning light perfectly.
    xoxo
    Loi

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    1. Thanks Loi. It was an inspiring walk...one of those peaceful mornings when you are at one with nature.

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  5. I check in with you once in a while. This is the first time I have commented. I am really taken by the beauty of your property and your surroundings, as well as by all of the love you put into your garden and its amazing bounty.

    I feel compelled to say the following. I am very, very sorry about your daughter's illness. I cannot imagine what that must be like. But for the past three years or so, since I discovered your blog, I have been reading what come off as complaints or frustration or venting about your life that I find bewildering. As a working mom of two I understand the desire to be a stay at home mom. As a teacher, however, I also understand that we are privileged to be able to have summers and afternoons with our kids. I also know that teachers can make the choice to be paid on a 12-month cycle rather than a 9-month cycle. My family lives on my modest teacher's salary alone. We also live in an urban area that cannot compare to the beauty of your neighborhood. I would be over the moon to have a property like yours and with such a garden, which is a tribute to you and your family's hard work and vision. I cook every night on a rusting out Maytag stove, and my house cannot compare to yours, which looks like Martha Stewart Magazine to me. I am not criticizing. I just hope that my comments might help you to see the abundance and graciousness of your life, despite the trials you, and we all, face. Peace.

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    1. Hmmmmm...to respond or not to respond....that is the question...my first negative comment in a few years of blogging. Shall I push delete? Too easy. It would be deleted from my blog but not my mind. Happy 47th birthday to me.

      First off, "Anonymous", I am so glad you decided to comment after all of this time!

      I appreciate your kind words about my garden and "Martha Stewart like" home. When I look at the photos, I too feel a sense of warmth and appreciation. I see shingles hung and stained by my husband, as well as trim scraped and painted, grass planted and replanted, coddled by me through drought and freeze....I see pumpkins grown from seed in our own garden, and shrubs and plants landscaped by us as well.

      I see a street where my kids can run and play and ride bikes, and I can trust that they are ok.

      I see black Halloween cutouts on the window that I pd 89cents for at the end of the season.

      I see a historical commission plaque that we fought to have changed after we researched the first person who built our home. He is now the namesake of our little "farm".

      I see lavender and gardens that were planted and tended with love. They bring us joy through many seasons.

      My blog has always been a place to vent, to inspire and be inspired, to laugh , to cry, to celebrate, and yes, once in a while, to complain.

      I am so happy that you are able to swing things on your salary. In our area, we would not be able to live here in the town where my husband teaches, or in the neighboring community where we grew up on our salaries. We CHOOSE to have a home, and a yard and gardens. Yes, every September I get sentimental about going back, my daughter begs me to be there for her each morning, and I express my sadness through MY blog. MY outlet. MY voice.

      Instead of stopping by once in a while, come by frequently. Share my joy as well as my sadness, my successes and failures.

      I am grateful for my followers, readers, and the comments they add.

      I feel better now. Not defensive. Not depressed, not chastised. Better.

      Hope you have a better understanding of me and my writing.





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  6. Yes, I am alive and well and Yes whomever that was above this little post of mine is right. You have love in abundance and are blessed in so many ways.

    Your friendship is a blessing to me.

    Love,
    Bobby

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    1. Bobby, you know I feel blessed :)

      Glad you are ok. Keep us posted.

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    2. The circus is in town with respect to my life. I am sure it will be okay but it is a mess presently.

      Love,
      Bobby

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  7. This post has made me miss my childhood Autumn days in Upstate NY. I need to find a pile of leaves to jump into :)
    And I think you handled your response to 'Anonymous' beautifully.

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    1. We have an awesome pile today...just in time for "Sandy" to blow them away! Thanks for your support!

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  8. I clearly want to live in your place .. Sounds so peacefull!

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  9. ho and good response to anonymous...
    I'm always sceptic of this kind of people : "no judgement" but in fact the did it ...
    Funny to see how people , defendind you to complaining complain themselves in final... ( not sure my english is clear)
    Have a nice day from the other side of the ocean !
    Here it wednesday and i'm lucky i don't work...;)

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    1. Thanks Morgane...your English is fabulous...I appreciate your kind words :)

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