Oct 31, 2013

The Outcasts...

 
Happy Halloween...
 
 
I thought I'd take you back
to Roslyn, WA today...
 
if you remember
we have been there twice before
 
and for those of you who have known me a long time
 
Part of the charm of Roslyn is the small town appeal,
there are less than 900 residents...
 
living residents...

 
but,
what really makes Roslyn interesting are the
5000 graves!
 
19 acres,
divided into 26 separate ethnic cemeteries,
totaling 5000 graves...
 
surely a haunted place,
if ever there was one...


I believe the most prosperous
job in town
 must have been the
Monumental Mason...
 

 
all that aside,
today's bit of eerie fun happened
 when I was walking the woods behind the cemeteries
collecting pine cones...
 

there I found these two graves
alone in the woods...
 


outcasts perhaps?

 
one a simple homemade cross...
 
 


the other
 a work of art...
 




spending eternity
together,
 
alone in the woods...
 

 
 
Have a Boo-tiful Halloween...


Oct 25, 2013

Roslyn, WA...

A fall drive
is a tradition for us...
 

 
a crisp day,
snuggled in the car,
oohing and awing over the brilliant colors...
 

 
a favorite destination is
Roslyn, WA
 
it sits along HWY 90
nestled between the mountain passes...
 
a sleepy little town of only 900...
 



the rural character
was featured in the tv show
Northern Exposure...
 


the movie
The Runner Stumbles
was also filmed here,
and featured the
Immaculate Conception Church...
 


charm abounds...
 




 
as we wandered home,
we took a little hike...
 

 
and gathered pine cones,
because I am obsessed with the bleached pine cones
 I have seen on Pinterest...
 
is it too early to think about Christmas?
 
If you'd like to see more of Rosyln,
a completely different side,
I posted about it here
a couple Halloweens ago...
 
I will be back on this Halloween
to share something else
I saw on my trip...
 
 
Thanks for coming along today....

Oct 16, 2013

October Garden...

October,
mid-October...
yes, it really is mid October,
how did we get here so soon?
 
the bite of Autumn is in the air...
 
sunny days,
and icy rooftops in the morning...
 
I thought we'd peek into the garden,
before a hard frost hits...
 


I am still enjoying a few
Treasured Roses...
 


 
dewy
 in the morning sun...
 



a few Perfect Blooms...
 

 
vigorously,
trying their very best...
 

but,
 they are
Tattered...
 




 
the spiders
are taking over the garden...

 
weaving
their own brand of lace...

 
Daisy
or as she is lovingly now called
Princess Daisy...
 
has claimed her throne,
a sunny spot on the back of the sofa...
 
Thanks for stopping by today...

Oct 8, 2013

Rainy Days and Mondays...

When a rainy day
and a Monday overlap...
 
you know plans for the day
won't be met...
 
you must give in...
 
slow down,
and listen to the rain
pounding on the roof...
 

build a snug corner...
 

 
for window watching,
for daydreaming...

 
notice,
the grace of rain heavy flowers,
drinking it all in...
 

 
notice the leaves
changing color...
 
because only yesterday
 they still seemed green...
 


collect a few things for your
cozy nest...
 
no books,
or other interferences...
 
just the world passing
outside the window...
 
slowly...
 


 
hot cookies are
a rainy day's
very best friend...
 


a gathering of fall floral...
 
a Casper Pumpkin,
Pee Gee Hydrangea sprigs,
Bonica Roses,
and her hips too...
 


 
a mix match cup and saucer,
just casual...
 
chosen because
 the deep ribs of the cup
looked like the ones on the pumpkin...
 


faded roses...
 


more,
faded roses...
 


 
I should go pour the tea,
before the cookies are gone!
 
 
I'll be joining,
 
Thanks for joining me today....