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Monday, November 1, 2010

FALL....A LONG TIME COMING

THIS is one reason I have had trouble wanting to decorate for FALL...
Some of my flowers are still getting enough SUNSHINE that they are
blooming like crazy...
and they are SOOO pretty.
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When you have blooms this colorful and vivid
it's just hard to think of browning, falling leaves..
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A beautiful fall day...
plenty of sunshine and shadows....

I have 8 BURFORD HOLLY bushes and they are
filling up fast with beautiful
RED HOLLY BERRIES.
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By CHRISTMAS TIME, I will be able to have
large bunches of the pretty RED berries and glossy green, pointed leaves  to
put in pretty glass JARS...
or white Ironstone pitchers....
making CHRISTMAS TIME even more festive...
I DO LOVE A RED AND WHITE CHRISTMAS...
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Has anyone read this book by KATHIE TRUIT ?
I've had it awhile but am waiting until I can cuddle in front of the fireplace to enjoy it...
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I decided to have my afternoon snack out in the
porch swing...
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Peanut Butter and Ritz Crackers...
They have always  been a favorite snack of mine..
any kind of fruit with them just puts them over the top...
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I'd not been out too long when I decided that the
bright sunshine wasn't nearly as WARM as it looked...
so I went back inside and found a nice warm THROW...
muuuch  better !!
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THEN..
that great glass of ICED TEA
sure made me cold...just to LOOK at it..
So BACK into the house to exchange that iced tea
for a nice hot cup of 
DUNKIN DONUT COFFEE....
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It's about time to move these pretty flowering plants INSIDE...
but for now...
I am just going to enjoy a beautiful afternoon
on the porch...
in the swing...

just a 'swangin'....
Linking with
RUBY TUESDAY
TEMPT MY TUMMY TUESDAY
TEA WITH LADY KATHERINE

32 comments:

Julie Harward said...

LOL I can just hear that song about "swangin"...love your snack, just my style. We are having a nice Fall..I think we have one more week of it and then it's winter! I can't believe your flowers are still blooming! Enjoy every one! ;D

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Trick or treat! hehehe.. I am coming for the treats! I saw some yummylicious biscuits and grapes! hehehe.. your home just lovely! very comfy and love the blooming flowers!

eileeninmd said...

Happy Halloween. Your flowers are lovely. The peanut butter and ritz sounds like a yummy snack. Have a great day!

eileeninmd said...

Happy Halloween. Your flowers are lovely. The peanut butter and ritz sounds like a yummy snack. Have a great day!

Zondra Art said...

Nice photos!!!
Happy Halloween!

Kisses.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks like a great way to spend the afternoon! Enjoy the last of the pretty flowers:@)

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

BEEEEJJJ, Peanut butter and Ritz, yummy! I think I told you before, but every Tues when we go to Springfield for my Dad's appt, there is a Dunkin in the clinic. We ALWAYS get coffee and 2 chocolate covered donuts to split. We think the doctor's visit has become secondary to getting our donuts and COFFEE!!! lol

Patti said...

beautiful photos...I wanted to pull a few grapes off the comp screen!! Stop over to enter a giveaway!

vignette design said...

Lovely post BJ! I have forgotten about Ritz crackers. Gotta get em! YOur photographs are lovely.

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

Your flowers are still beautiful! I only have mums blooming now.

Your Ritz and peanut butter snack looks yummy!
Hugs,
Penny

Kathy said...

Hello BJ,
I think fall is the perfect time - gives the summer plants a second life! Love your geraniums,
Hope you have a marvelous week,
Kathy

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Love that plate of snacks....peanut butter always makes the world go round.

sewingseedscraftylife said...

Your pumpkins look right at home among your geraniums. I love a fall late fall bloom and yours looks mighty inviting.

sewingseedscraftylife said...

Your pumpkins look right at home among your geraniums. I love a fall late fall bloom and yours looks mighty inviting.

JEANNE said...

Hi BJ, I have missed you girl. Life is just too busy these days. This post is cute and I wish I had a porch swing. I'm on the lookout for a fall bargain. Your flowers are still pretty. It is crazy but so are mine. I have covered them when frost threatened. It will not be long before all flowers will be history.

I just read your Halloween post and it is darling. No wonder your fans wanted to see it again.
Happy fall days to you dear friend,
Love, Jeanne

Nora Johnson said...

Great way to enjoy late summer sun - gorgeous reds!
What a great blog you have too -will be back soon to read through earlier posts.
Happy Ruby Tuesday,
Lola & Nora:)
btw Here’s my quick RT link!

Kristen White said...

Your flowers are beautiful...love the burst of pink!!! The statue is gorgeous tucked in your little garden too! Everything is soooo pretty :o)
Kristen

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Good Morning BJ! I'm so glad you changed your cold drink for some hot coffee...it made me cold just looking at it even if it did look good brrrr LOL! It hasn't froze here yet but it looks like Thursday night we're going to get frost...guess that means I better get my tomatoes brought in...sigh. I haven't seen that book but I'm looking forward to 'seeing' what you think of it. Enjoy your flowers while you can and have a wonderful day.
Maura :)

Robin said...

Mmmm... I love red grapes, and pretty much any kind of cracker too.

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Wonderful photos. Sounds like a perfect day to spend outside. Hope you enjoyed your snack.

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Ralph said...

The snack consists of a sweet ruby (grapes) to counterbalance the salty peanut butter. A wonderful treat! Enjoy the heat now, as I guess that the cold winds will soon the west Texas plains. Nice blooms at this late date in the year...

mARTy said...

wow, so many great shots- i love the first comnposition

chubskulit said...

Beautiful photos, now I am hungry lol.

Please hop on to my Ruby Tuesday when you have time. Thank you!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

I'm so glad to finally read, that you are a bit chilly!!! After all the heat of summer!!! ,-)

And I like the soft beige blog look, at the present. I say "at the present" 'cause I've changed my blog in some way, 3 times today! Aren't we something? Well, we have fun! And what's wrong with that, hu? :-)

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Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Ohh, for got the book idea. Haven't heard of it but now I'll have to look it up! Intriguing title!

Loree said...

Pretty flowers. That throw looks so cozy and i love the colour. But then red is my favourite colour.

Deanna said...

Miss BJ, everything looks so comfy and inviting. I took one of your Ritz crackers and one (I promise) grape!

Deanna :D

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

What a wonderful tea tray BJ!! My Mom had holly bushes when we grew up in Southern CA. I need to see if they will grow here in NE. I remember my Mom always covering the mantle with holly at Christmas. Sweet memories :)

Blessings!
Gail

EmptyNester said...

We are still having warm weather and lots of blooming flowers here too! Today is starting out nice and cool, so I am hopeful! I'm a new follower from Ruby Tuesday!

Lady Katherine said...

Oh,BJ I opened up your site, and just smiled! The song just picked me right up! How I love that song! I left it on for several repeats. lol
There nothing more enjoyable than peanut butter crackers! I can see you swanging on your porch munching on crackers and grapes! Love the Tea, but the coffee will warm you up on a chilly fall day! Love the flowers it the same here, my roses are still blooming and other flowers. So I going to try to get fall into the house. lol If I can get it in some kind of order, hubby says we have a major disaster, stuff everywhere from our daughter and her two little ones in with us. Oh, but we will make it. Doc said I should be better in a month, well that was 2 weeks ago, I have fallen and had two more accidents. Still can't get my strength back up. Hopefully soon. I did feel it rise with listening to one of my favorites songs here! lol

☆♥Shydub♥☆ said...

I want some of that cracker and grapes

Spider Man and Minnie Mouse

Holly said...

I LOVE that song and I have not heard it in years...thanks for putting on smile on my face with the song and the beautiful photos!