Oct 22, 2015

Grey Skies and Pink Roses...

 
 
 There is simply the rose;
 it is perfect in every moment of its existence.     
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson


 
I have been enjoying
these grey and cozy days of Fall...
 
Fall has been mild here...
foggy mornings,
that make me think of childhood
and how fun it was to run and disappear into the thick fog..
 
mornings
I just want to linger in bed
 and wear fuzzy socks all day...
 

once I do get moving
there is much to do in the garden...
 
raking,
pruning...
 
on lucky days
my reward is a handful of roses...
 
theses beauties are
Francis Meiland...


 
I stoked up my faux fireplace
with a new strand of mini lights...
 

 
these are the same Francis Meiland Roses,
after a couple days inside
they pop into these big fluffy delights...
 
perfect in every moment
of its existence...
 
Thanks for Visiting me...


Oct 7, 2015

Summer Roses...

I thought tonight
I would take you back in time
for a little garden stroll...
 
share a few Roses from the Summer Past...
 




 

 





 
"Remember midsummer:
 the fragrance of box, of white roses
And of phlox.

 
And upon a honeysuckle branch
Three snails hanging with infinite delicacy
-- Clinging like tendril, flake and thread,
as self-tormented and self-delighted
 as any ballerina,

 just as in the orchard,
Near the apple trees, in the over-grown grasses
Drunken wasps clung to over-ripe pears
Which had fallen: swollen and disfigured.

 For now it is wholly autumn:
 in the late Afternoon
as I walked toward the ridge where the hills begin,
There is a whir, a thrashing in the bush,
 and a startled pheasant, flying out and up,
Suddenly astonished me,
breaking the waking dream."
 Delmore Schwartz,
 
 
Thanks For Stopping By....

Oct 4, 2015

I Know it is Too Soon to Talk About It...

I know October has just begun,
the Autumn leaves are still hanging on the trees...
 
and,
I am not one to jump ahead of the Season...
 

 but,
we really must talk about Christmas,
just a little...
 
Here in Washington State,
our Goodwill Stores
 host pop up Christmas Boutiques
in empty stores...
 
the deals are great
you should check and see if you have one too!
 


our local shop
opened yesterday...
 
and I thought I'd show you
what I found...
 

 
two boxes of Blue Shiny Brite's,
at a steal...
 
 
even cheaper
than the original long ago price...
 

a box of glittered silver balls,
also ninety-nine cents...
 

 
pink!
 
 
this new in the box set of jewel lights
was my splurge...
 
I took them out
and set them next to the ball
just so you can see how chunky they are...
 
 
my pile of goodness,
out the door for under eight dollars...
 
 
for now it's time to pack up my new sparkle,
it is back to Fall Decorating for me...
 
I just need
to get Christmas Songs out of my head!
Fa la la la la...
 
Thanks for Stopping By Today....

Oct 2, 2015

Natural Fall Wreaths at Better Homes and Gardens....

Better Homes and Gardens On-Line
is featuring an article on Natural Fall Wreaths...
 
and
 I am proud to say
they chose my Old Garden Rake
to be included...
 
 
Here is a link to my original post
if you would like to see all the details...
 
the Better Homes and Gardens article,
there are 30+ other Natural Fall Wreaths there
a bit of inspiration
for everyone!
 
Happy Weekend Everyone,
I am going to working on some Fall decorating around here!
 
Thanks for stopping by!