Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Bloomin Tuesday

The beautiful leaves are the flowers of autumn.
We live in a small town but are fortunate to have this view from our front porch.
Even after last night's heavy frost, I still have my ferns and a few mums. I also have a lot of raking to do. We have two huge maple trees in front of our house. The smallest tree sheds its leaves first.
"In the other gardens
And all up the vale,
From the autumn bonfires
See the smoke trail.
Pleasant summer over
And all the summer flowers,
The red fire blazes,
The gray smoke towers.
Sing a song of seasons!
Something bright in all,
Flowers in the summer
Fires in the fall!"-
Robert Louis Stevenson, Autumn Fires

Thank you, Jean of http://msgreenthumbjean.blogspot.com/ for hosting Bloomin' Tuesday. To see some beautiful blooms, visit Jean. She's a wonderful hostess!!


Margie said...

Oh you have such a beautiful view! I love the Stevenson poem, too!

Have a lovely day!
Margie :)

Anonymous said...

Very pretty pictures, I love ferns.


Grammy said...

Good morning Sweetie, What a wonderful fall view you have. I love the scare crow on the porch too.
Have a great week

Suzanne said...

That first picture is stunning and your view of the mountainside is so beautiful. Happy raking!

Anonymous said...

You have a million dollar view Sweetie! We haven't gotten our first hard frost yet, maybe next month. Mums are quite hardy flowers!

Darla said...

What a view. Our trees have not started turning quite yet.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Photos!Im so sorry to read about your daughter.I just now saw that.God Bless her!I too am from pennsylvania.Its beautiful here this year.

Neabear said...

What a beautiful view! How wonderful to wake up to that view. Have a good day!

Nancy said...

I love being Welcomed to your world. The trees are so pretty now. We have seen some wonderful sights traveling around. Hope your day is going well.

Heidi said...

I just love the color of trees in teh autumn. Your view from the front porch is just amazing. I miss front porches as we don't have them here in Holland.

So glad that you and my mother were able to talk. I know it was as it should be that you found her online. I told her that it will do some good to what happened to Fawn to be able to support you now. There is always good in bad but it just takes a sometimes a little while to find it. My mother and I are closer than even before.

Hugs ~

Jean said...

What a super view! I love the fall trees as much as the summer blooms! Great poem. Jean

Love Bears All Things said...

That first photo is beautiful and what a view you have, wow.
Mama Bear

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Hey Sweetie!
What a view...it's gorgeous! Love the cute scarecrow, other fall decor and poem too! Hope you have a great week!

Teri C said...

Gorgeous trees and love that scarecrow.

Laurie and Chris said...

Great pictures for fall! I enjoy fall photos so much because of the colors.

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

I love all the pictures of your family and your things! I haven't been able to read everything yet, but I will!
Thanks so much for posting a comment on my page.
I am going to follow your page...will you be a follower on my page?

Bo said...

Hi Sweetie...so you've already had a frost...it'll be awhile before we do...The view from your porch looks like a painting...so nice.
Hugs, ;-) Bo

PEA said...

Hello dear Sweetie:-)

I'm back from my trip and now trying to catch up with everyone! I've so enjoyed reading your posts I had missed...I so love all your auction wins. As you know I love auctions and always try to get the pink or green depression glass dishes:-)

What a beautiful scenery you have from your front porch...isn't Mother Nature gorgeous in her Autumn colours:-) xoxo

Anne Fannie said...

What a gorgeous view. You are so lucky to live in a place where you can see the trees and leaves turn different colors. It never happens here in Southern California!
Happy Blooming Tuesday
Love, Ann

imjacobsmom said...

We had our hard frost last night, too. The Morning Glories on the mailbox had to go. Bummer! You have a gorgeous view! Happy Bloomin' Tuesday! ~ Robyn

Deb said...

Hi Sweetie! How are you! It's been a long time. I saw you at Bo's and so now I've added you to my list so I can visit more. Love the fall pictures and the poem. Nice seeing you again! Deb

the pleasures of homemaking said...

You have the most amazing view - just beautiful! The trees are so glorious!