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Tuesday, November 10, 2009


I am very thankful for his and all other veterans service to our country.
VETERANS DAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2009 *************************************************************************************
I am linking up with our sweet SUSAN at A SOUTHERN DAYDREAMER for
OUTDOOR WEDNESDAY... It is a beautiful fall morning out here in West Texas...
and I received the most wonderful gifts from a fellow blogger...

Aren't these little heart shaped measuring spoons adorable !!!
I just love them, Brenda...

I've been wanting this cookbook forever !

Isn't it beautiful !! and it has some of the BEST sounding recipes...
I'm pretty sure you will be seeing some of the ones I decide to try to make.
I have SO enjoyed seeing all the beautiful fall leaves changing colors all over the country.
Out here on the plains, I have to look long and hard to find these beautiful changes...
but, I DID IT !!
A trip to our local little park presented several beautiful color changes...
*** have to admit that this is beautiful....even tho it is on a very small scale !
I was especially pleased to capture the beautiful reflections here.
Ya know, before I started blogging, I noticed the pretty colors of our trees out here...I just never thought to take photos of them, like all of you, I take my camera with me everywhere I go.
Since most of the time, I leave you with something GOOD to eat....
and I didn't have much breakfast this morning...
in too big of a hurry to go shopping with a friend...

So, ordinary, grocery store Mrs. Baird's Cinnamon Pecan Rolls,
paired with pecans, sauteed in butter and cooked to a golden brown,
with my infamous DUNKIN DONUT coffee, tasted pretty darn
(my mom used to say "dern")
good !!
Hope YOU had time for a delicious snack this morning !!

I am thankful for this beautiful EARTH we live on.
"PEACE is seeing a sunset and knowing who to thank."


Bill said...

Dear BJ,
This is a wonderful post on so many levels. I love your heartfelt sentiment, your patriotism, and your talent for capturing nature's glory. Thank you for always being so willing to share your life and your heart with your readers and friends.

With fondness and admiration,

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh BJ, I so love this post. It is absolutely breath taking. I am finding myself doing the swing around the trees and kicking up the leaves sweetie. WooHoo this was great fun. Thanks for sharing sweetie. I love this post.

Stop by soon. Country hugs, Sherry

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I just love those red polka dot dishes of yours! These are some wonderful fall photos. You really captured something special in the one with the water reflection. I enjoyed my visit, as always!


Blondie's Journal said...

What a wonderful heartfelt tribute on Veteran's Day. You are and should be proud, BJ.

And I love your prizes. Gooseberry Patch is the best and I have many of their things...just not the cookbook. Let us know how you like it. Visit their website too!! You will love it!

Love your pretty trees. Not only do we learn to look and see and carry our camera's, our photos get better and yours are gorgous. I too, love the reflections in your last pictures. And I ADORE the quote!!


Shirley said...

So many beautiful photos!! Fall is indeed mother natures last hurrah before her "nap"! Love those little measuring spoons too!

Pat's Addition said...

Love the swamp picture. I started blogging because I did always have my camera and so many pictures.

Rebekah@Red's Nest said...

I love the different colors of the trees and that you honored your father with this post. God bless all our service men.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Beautiful post, BJ! Love all of your lovely leaf shots of those trees (and cypress trees are some of my faves), and that neat gift from Brenda, too. Hope you are having a good day and Happy Veterans Day. Also wishing you...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!


Sheila :-)

Amy said...

Oh how I love the fall and all the beautiful colors! Your pictures are amazing! Isn't it funny how blogging makes you see the world differently? I have found it helps me open my eyes a little wider and to remember things a little better. Especially the things my son says and does. I am glad you had your camera with you and could get those pictures. And what a wonderful blogging friend you have who sent you those gifts! What a lucky woman you are.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Those are some beautiful pictures BJ. Congratulations on the win too. I loved your Veterans Day tribute too. We owe them alot, don't we?

BittersweetPunkin said...

Our trees are naked your photos.

I just wanted to let you know that I started my Christmas kick-off if you'd like to pop by and enter my giveaways..I'm having a new one every few days :)


♥Mimi♥ said...

Your fall colors are just lovely. It was so nice to see yours since nearly all of mine have landed on the ground and been raked up.

My dad, too, served in WWII. It was an amazing time in our nation filled with heroes on the battlefield and here at home.

Chari said...

Hello BJ...

My friend, what fabulous Fall photos!!! I guess that I've never really been out in west Texas in the Autumn...I didn't realize that ya'll had such a beautiful show of color!!! In south Texas, we didn't see much change in the color of the trees! That was one of the reasons that I love living in Colorado so much! Anyway...your photos...gorgeous!!! I especially like the last caught the reflection beautifully!!!

Ahhh...I just love those little heart shaped measuring spoons and the sweet cookbook! Congratulations, my friend...for winning Brenda's sweet giveaway!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

PS...I'm so very thankful for all the brave men and women who have served our great country...God Bless them all!!!

Theresa said...

BJ, My Mama said dern too:) My Daddy was a WW2 Veteran also, I apreciate them all. Love your sweet gifts, generous Brenda! Have a blessed day!

Hootin' Anni said...

BEAUTIFUL Autumn foliage. And now you have gone and done it....I just HAFTA find me some heart shaped measuring spoons!!!

Happy Veteran's day.

My O W is a nearby marshland with waterfowl and Autumn colors...and a surprise L N Monster visit!!!

Come by and see

Kathleen Grace said...

Happy veterans day BJ! What sweet hings you recieved from Brenda. love those little heart shaped measuring spoons and I have never seen that cookbook before but it's so pretty I need to look for it:>) Have a wonderful day!

chubskulit said...

Happy veteran's day and thank you for your dad's services..

I love your measuring spoon, so cute!

I explored the Jogging trail this time.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful post and photos. The Autumn colors and trees are fantastic.

jeanne said...

Dear BJ, the tribute to your father is so sweet. I posted about our veterans and soldiers in a heartfelt plea to keep God and our faith free. I hope I wasn't too strong about it. I feel strongly about it though.

Your photos of the trees in color are so beautiful. Especially those on the water. You took great photos BJ. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous fall.
Here in Western Carolina, all the leaves have fallen. This rain from Ida has finished them off. We had another mud and rock slide on one of the main roads. It is still pouring today. Sigh.

I could go for a pecan cinnamon roll right now. But only if you make the pecans to put on it. Smile. I have tried to makes pecans in butter golden brown and they were more like chocolate brown. Beverly was telling me how to roast them, but I failed. I guess I'm still a Yankee and we never even ate peacans in MI. We ate black walnuts from a tree in our yard. Our farm house is still there for over 100 years but the tree is gone.

Our little Cheri' cried most of the night in her crate. I took her out at 4:00 am and she pooped for several minutes. Lesson...make sure she does her business before she goes to bed. LOL. It has been over 16 years since we had a puppy. She is adorable.

Well, I will sign off on this chapter for today.

Love and hugs xoxo, Jeanne

Judi said...

Your fall pictures are just beautiful and so is the mosaic you put together.
Your gifts are very special and how wonderful you have the cookbook which I'm sure you are going to tempt us with...and the heart spoons I have never seen in my life. I bet they look so nice hung up on pegs too..*s*..
thank you for sharing
and keep your camera with you
have a wonderful day

Becky said...

Morning BJ.....firs, let me say, "I wish I had that cinnamon roll to go with my coffee"!! Now, that I have that out of the way.

I LUV all the fall colors, how gorgeous they are. Also, gurl, I LUV the measuring spoon set!!!! I'm going to hop on over to Brenda's a ask where she found them. Would to get both my girls a set for Christmas!!!

Have a wonderful day!!!

mbkatc230 said...

Wonderful post BJ. I loved the tribute to your father and all of our armed forces. And you do have some beautiful fall color there. We haven't had much here in our little town, I assume due to the drought (which seems to be breaking, praise the Lord!) And those measuring spoons are precious! Thanks for the morning snack, ran out of the house without breakfast this morning. Good ole' Mrs. Bairds is always a life saver. Kathy

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Love your goodies from Brenda! That book looks very intersting! Your fall photos are beautiful. I always loved see the fall leaf colors reflected off the lake I grew up on.

Bless our veterans...

Cathy said...

What a wonderful post for veterans day!!! We should never forget the sacrifice made by these amazing men and women!!!


Your photos are gorgeous!!!

Anita said...

Your blog always brightens my morning.. so beautiful - in words, and photos...
Hope you're having a great week :)

SmilingSally said...

BJ, you don't know how much I wish I lived next door to you--mostly because you'd give me leftovers, but now, because of these gorgeous Fall shots.

Brenda was a thoughtful person to send you some love. Happy shopping.

Justine said...

Today I am most thankful to our veterans, the men and women who have and who do sacrifice to protect and honor our country!

BJ, your tree photos are amazing. Is that a cypress in the water? I love that picture so much! Good job!

Shopping with a friend, eh? Do we get to see what you buy?

Justine :o )

Connie said...

I'm visiting all "veterans day" blogs today to tell them how much I love them and thank them for serving to protect my country, sweetpea!!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Beautiful post BJ! The autumn foliage and yummy cinnamon buns and the very cute measuring spoons and cookbook -- I love collecting cookbooks and can never have enough of them!

I did a post honoring one of the first veterans of our country.

Happy Veterans Day and Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

Mary said...

bj, this was a wonderful post. I really enjoyed the time I spent here today. Your photos are outstanding. Have a great Outdoor Wednesday.

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

I'm so glad you like them, BJ. And that last photo of the trees in the water is phenomenal!

Kathleen said...

Love your scenery and your nutty buns!
God bless our veterans, and our military serving now..
AND, hope you had fun shopping!

LV said...

What an assortment of great things you shared today. I always enjoy your post and comments.

Betty said...

I just loved the pictures especially the trees in the water.

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello BJ,

What a fabulous post and pics! I especially love the photo of the trees in the water! You won some great gifts!

Thank you for sharing with us today!

~ Tracy

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Love your photos with the fall reflection in the water. Lovely! Thanks for remembering our veterans too!

kanishk said...

I am finding myself doing the swing around the trees and kicking up the leaves sweetie.
Work from home India

daylily777 said...

Wonderful Tribute to our Veterans .
Great Gifts from your friend & Some fabulous Fall Foliage pics .I have enjoyed my visit .8~)