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Monday, October 22, 2012

AUTUMN FINDS




I don't remember a prettier, more delightful autumn.  I'm looking forward to the leaves changing, which will take place in more abundance in November.  I live on a heavily wooded lot, so the falling of the leaves can be quite a chore producing event.  My garden is going to sleep and I've got some clean up work to do.  My Nandina shrub is loaded with berries, which will be a great decoration for Christmas, and my gardenia is throwing a few snowy white blooms here and there.  The light is changing, the leaves are falling and the air has a bit of crispness to it. Rah fall!!
Yesterday I had a fabulous time meeting my old friend from high school. We drove around the old neighborhood and reminisced and laughed because 40 years ago you would find us doing EXACTLY THAT! I can't tell you how many hours we spent driving around, going no where, talking, talking, talking. I'm sure teen angst propelled our conversations. Now adult angst propelled them:)


I'm joining Mosaic Monday at The Little Red House. I hope you're having a great Monday. Thanks for stopping by!

14 comments:

  1. oh I enjoyed youe garden this morning
    those last gasping flowers
    got to love them
    tidy up you say....hmmm
    I better get going...

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    1. Well, I say tidy up, but I haven't moved from my Lazyboy yet:)

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  2. beautiful garden images. and I love the story of your friend and you. Isn't it so wonderful to have a friend for all those years. Have a wonderful week. I am linking up to you through Mosaic Monday.

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    1. Jill, thanks for stopping by! It was such fun getting together and talking about the past.

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  3. Leslie, yesterday was so much fun! Next time let's get out of the car and WALK around our old neighborhood!!

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    1. Cheri, I will remember yesterday for a long time. I can't wait to get together again. Let's not wait so long, okay?! There is so much more I want to talk about! I wanted to ask if you still played around with your photography. You were always so good!

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    2. And I meant to compliment you on your photography! Since we had way too much ground to cover in one visit, we'll definitely have to get together soon. Regarding photography, I used my old Nikkormat until a few years ago and got pretty good pictures of the kids growing up...but what I could have done with a digital camera!

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  4. I love going for drives in the country too. Hope you enjoy a lovely Autumn.

    Carolyn

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  5. Beautiful blossom in that first photo. So creamy white against the dark green. How wonderful to enjoy the last gasp of autumn gardens.

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  6. Lovely mosaic -- can't believe that beautiful gardenia is still blooming, wow! Fun to revisit the old neighborhood with an old friend! (And I have old-age angst!)

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  7. Wonderful photographs. Glad you could go for a drive with an friend from the past and catch up on the years that passed between you two.
    Joyce M

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  8. Autumn has always been the time of year I want to drive and drive. Growing up, the SUnday drive was part of your week end activity - so unlike today which is rush rush rush...soccer games, lacrosse games, meetings, etc for young families. I envy your day with your friend!

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