Thursday, October 2, 2008


Today was one of those beautiful fall days.

A great day to take Otis and Riley for a walk, a great day to do a bit of shopping and a great day to work in the yard.

I picked up a pumpkin while I was out and about this morning. Then after lunch I mowed the grass. The yard is finally looking better, after all the flooding.

In fact, the butterfly bush is actually standing up now.

I put orange candles in the candelabra on the patio.

And I must say my flowers are looking prettier now than in the summer. Look at the geraniums.

Impatiens too~

And here's a bit of fall color.

Isn't fall such a wonderful time of year!


Jan said...

Okay, this is it. I am asking now. Can I come and live with you guys? :)

Alex said...

Hello...Your dogs are adorable! Furry friends are wonderful, are they not? And I love your artwork. :)

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Donna!
I love fall! It's getting cooler here and my Zoe & Gur don't seem to like it. They want to run back indoors to cuddle up and get warm! I really enjoy the cool weather and the leaves turning colors.
I've been catching up and really enjoyed your cottage photos, beautiful! I liked the preservation craft also, great idea!
have a great weekend!
Hugs, Sherry

Mimi Sue said...

When the weather cools down the garden really perks up. I love that second spring. Your yard is lovely. Mimi

Catherine Holman said...

Yes, you are right! Fall is a wonderful time of year. I love your candlelabra with the orange candles!

bj said...

Good morning, Donna...your flowers and lawn are looking great. It is just amazing how a good rain makes every thing look so wonderful. Since we've had such good rains out here in West Texas, the lawns are all green green green. I still have a few roses but the rest of my blooms are gone. :O(
Hope your weekend is great!
love, bj

Rosie's Whimsy said...

It was so cool this morning....46 degrees.... that we actually had to put the heat on for a bit to take the chill off the house. It was actually kind of nice :-)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Donna, We are having one of those glorious days today too. I picked up my pumpkins yesterday too and made a vignette in the front yard although the only person that will see it is the FedEx guy and the mail lady. :) Have a great weekend. ~ Lynn

Mary said...

Don't you love it when the fall weather perks everything up? Your garden is looking wonderful, Donna!

Happy @ Home said...

Your yard is looking beautiful for fall. Love your chandelier with the orange candles. Isn't it nice that we can finally enjoy being outside?

Have a great weekend,

Patsi said...

Everything is just beautiful!!

julie king said...

yes, my favorite season! the salmon geraniums are such a gorgeous color.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your two darling doxie's are making me wish for a black and tan playmate for my red short hair, Rudi. :)

Suzanne said...

Beautiful! We are growing pumpkins this year, but they haven't turned completely orange yet. I love the candelabra hanging outside! Please stop by my blog when you have a moment.

Meggie said...

Your flowers look great! Mine are looking quite colorful also for this time of the year. LOVE the orange candles in the candleabra..nice autumn touch, Donna!

Protege said...

This brings back memories, I used to live in Durham in North Carolina.:)