Color inside and out …

Fall is a wonderful season for brilliant color … both inside and out. Today’s blog is a photo tour of our color.

Inside, I find the following  …

The brilliant color of my violets …


And my cactus .. which often blooms around Halloween …



And then I venture outside … and I find the orange and red hues  …



And my favorite oak tree … I protected this little sapling when it was just a sprig with two leaves. Years later it is magnificent.


I hope you enjoyed the tour of color.

Thanks for reading! I hope you will return again. 





A very quick Fall decoration …

After typing for six hours straight, I decided I needed to take a break and do something fun. The result – a very quick fall decoration  …

My supplies –


… along with scotch tape and clear Elmer’s glue.

First, I stuffed the lights into the jar …


Then I covered the top with leftover crepe paper (from our recent class reunion) and taped it down, leaving an opening for the cord for the lights.



Then I glued a piece of Fall ribbon around the neck of the jar – using tape to hold it until the glue dried. (Of course, I bought the ribbon at 70% off the original price.)


And this is the result … It can also be used for a Fall night light. The best part – you can remove the ribbon, crepe paper and lights very easily  … and reuse the jar.


May you take time out of your busy day to have a little fun.

Thanks for reading. I hope you will return. 
















The end of summer …

Well, Labor Day is here and the unofficial end of summer has arrived. It seems that summer had just started … and it’s now over. Wanting to savor as much summer as I could, I took a walk around the yard, looking for signs of fall and remnants of summer.

Gratefully, there is still a lot of summer color …

flower collage.jpg

If you look closely, you also find examples of color and design in the many mushrooms in the yard (before the lawn mower arrived). I have no idea what kind of mushrooms they are … but I love the detail in these tiny plants. If we stopped mowing our lawn, I think it would become a landscape of violets, johnny jump-ups, wild strawberries and mushrooms.

Mushroon 1

Mushroom 2

Mushroom 3

Mushroom 4

Mushroom 5

I also found signs of fall …

signs of fall

And this is how the weekend will end … one more bonfire to cap a weekend of nightly bonfires.


Welcome to Fall and Thanks for Reading !!