May 23rd 2018

May 23rd 2018

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Almost Friday

It is almost Friday, which means I always enjoy Thursdays just because of that. I hope this has been a pleasant week for you. Do you ever have days when there just isn't a lot going on in your brain? In fact, feeling pretty boring right now. Not to mention feeling too happy inside to rant about something. I have been playing with my photos again so I thought I would share a few. 

My roses are feeling tired and I really need to be lopping of their heads instead of taking their picture. Just a question those of you who have roses, when you trim them do you feel a bit like Morticha  from The Addams Family? I always do, I keep waiting for Gomez to come in and talk to me with his cigar in hand.

Not so many colors as this yet, but every day just a few more leaves are tuning red. Now if we could get a nice swoop of cold air from Alaska I would be very happy.

I wish you could see my hard drive and see how many times I have taken pictures of this hand plow. I can never get them to turn out right. I did some cropping of this one and I think it is okay. This is my grandsons favorite toy. When they come out here they like nothing better than to push this all around making furrows in the pasture.

I still love this stem on this pumpkin. One of the things I love about growing my own pumpkins is getting to decide the length of the stem. Since I don't have any pumpkins from my garden this year, I go digging around in boxes to find stems. Apparently, commercial growers could care less about stems. I almost feel like a pumpkin stalker as I go rubbernecking by pumpkin fields and stands looking for stems.

I love this little rosebush just because it looks pretty when it first blooms and even prettier as the roses begin to get crunchy. It looks so pretty out in the yard right now. Even though it isn't a fall color, I do love this color all year long.

My front tree is almost completely leafless. It thinks it is fall and I can look out in the front yard and enjoy the fall season. The back yard is still full blown summer. No leaves changing color in the back.

So this is my post for today. I hope you have a lovely weekend. Ron is off tomorrow, and the chicken house should be finished by this weekend. He has worked so hard on this. I will be glad when it is finished so I don't have to feel so guilty about the weekends. I will be glad when he can do all of his fun stuff again.

Thank you so much for stopping by today,


  1. Afternoon, I love the picture with the rocker, sweet porch........I would love to grow my own pumpkins but need room, yours look perfect......Enjoy Friday, Francine.

  2. I have never grown my own pumpkins...but if and when I do, I'll have to keep some long stems, and think of you! :) You've got some beautiful colored leaves there! Ours are just starting to them!

  3. Your pictures are so pretty! I like the one of the plow. I'm glad you'll have a new chicken coop this weekend. :) That will be lots of fun.

  4. My maple tree on the front lawn is almost bare, it has yellow leaves and the two left in the back lawn on is also nearly bare and the other one is still fully clothed in red, orange and green leaves.

    If I was ay your place, I'd ask those cute pumpkins to please move and let me sit in your rocker, lol. I'd love to sit there with a hot cup of coffee and watch the sun rise.

    I love your plough, I don't know if I could make furrows though. It looks like back breaking work, maybe I could hitch a cow in front.

    I boiles my turkey bones and made a yummy turkey vegetable soup for supper.I'm off to the farm.
    Have a good day.

  5. i like your swoopy pumpkin stem. :) and your pretty red leaves, too.

    good luck finishing the coop!

  6. Beautiful pictures... so very Fall-ish!

    Have a wonderful weekend..


  7. I like all the pics...great shots...

  8. Very cute little swirly picked a good one! Have a great weekend!

  9. I've felt the same way. This lovely cool weather is so relaxing! It's been hard to blog because I haven't had a lot going on in my mind.

  10. It was 85 deg. here in So. Cal. I would dearly love some cool air flowing down to our street. Your flowers are simply lovely. The pumpkin looks very happy.

  11. Gorgeous curved stem on that pumpkin. I wish we could find pumpkins here with longer stems.

    Our house is the opposite of yours - the backyard trees are starting to turn, but the front yard trees are as green as gourds. ;-)

  12. The tree in your header is absolutely gorgeous...Such a pretty red...And I am with you on the pumpkin stems...To me they just make the pumpkin.....Have a great weekend sweet friend....

  13. Just the other day I was about to buy a little pumpkin and I noticed that all their stems seemed to have been chopped off too short and stumpy. I wonder if I went to a farm if I could find some better shaped ones. :-)

  14. Your pictures are just lovely. Thank you for the fall show and the roses. Yes, I feel like Mortisha when I trim my roses ;-). I agree commercial farmers just don't know that they need to leave the stems a little longer.
    Have a great day!

  15. Always enjoy looking at your photos...they're really great, you know!


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