Wednesday, September 24, 2014

September Stroll, Yarn, and Roses

 The days of September are true blessings.  The sun shines, it's warm, and the nights are cool.  Even though I've been a reluctant walker (it takes up so much TIME) I still get out and hoof around the neighborhood and I'm always glad I did!
Even the wormy apples look pretty hanging on the neighbor's trees.


 I think the crab apples (not mine - our tree croaked) are enough to make a walker get teary!  They are SO red, so fall-ish, so GORGEOUS!

 I really should go out and ride my bike around.  Fall is all about getting outside, don't you think? 




 What are THESE?  Fall crocuses?  Anybody know?
 I'm sorry to be quite redundant! I can't help it!  Crab apple red is my favorite!

 My sisters gave me a gift certificate to a favorite yarn store.  Would you like to come along?







This is what I bought.  White wool.  I am going to make a shawl for a grieving friend.  I must finish my mama's shawl first (just about done!) and then I'll pray for Shari while I knit her a warm shiver-protector.  

Bill brought me flowers for  my birthday!  They smell SO GOOD!  He's a darling lamb.


He gave me a balloon, too.  Aw!  Tomorrow I am going to eat cupcakes for breakfast and party all day with Sam and Plum Cake.  Kelli and Millie might come for lunch and maybe Christie and James, too! 
I might even put my clown nose on for Sam.
I hope my birthday is a good day for YOU, too!  LOL!

24 comments:

Nana Go-Go said...

Happiest of Birthdays to you and many,many more - save me a piece of cake!!xxx

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful roses! happy birthday to you! i love those crab apples and your images of fall!

Debi said...

Happy, happy birthday... sounds like you are going to have a lovely day!

Left-Handed Housewife said...

Hope you have a wonderful birthday, Pom! Hope it's filled with crabapples!

xofrances

Granny Marigold said...

Your roses are gorgeous!! I'm glad you are having a happy birthday.
Yes, those are Fall crocus
( Colchicum Autumnale). I believe they put out leaves in Spring and flowers in the Fall.

Gumbo Lily said...

Love your fall photos. I agree that fall is for hoofing around (before it gets snowy and cold). I really like crab apples too. They are so stunning. If I had a crab apple tree, I would snip branches and put them in a fall arrangement.

Happy, happy, happy Birthday dear Lady! I'm glad Bill is giving you the royal treatment!

Lisa Richards said...

I know what you mean about walking taking up so much time! Time we could be reading or drawing! But I'm also glad when I do finally get myself outside. Not that I do much walking (I'm on my feet all day!) but just outside to enjoy the fresh air. Pistachio hasn't been out of the shed for a long time. It would probably be a good idea!
Wow! That's a lot of yarn! Pretty colors! I think you made a good choice.
I enjoyed the crab apples.
You share a birthday with my hubby, so it's easy to remember! (Though I don't think we'll have much use for birthdays in Heaven. Just forever-ness with Jesus!)
Enjoy that family! :)

Maggie said...

Happy birthday! Such beautiful autumn photos. I could really feel it! You're right about walking in September. It's just the right temperature and there's so much lovely colour. Oh those yarns!! Enjoy your day tomorrow with your family. X

Nancy McCarroll said...

Happy birthday to you, PomPm! Hope it is a wonderful day and you are pampered and well loved.

Love those crab apples. And yarn. Sweet of you to knit a comfort shawl.

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

Beautiful photos of Autumn...

I'm glad you are a reluctant walker. Me too.
-grin-

-sigh- But I so need to be a constant walker. :-)

Tessa~
"Here there be musing" blog

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

Oooops...

Happy, Happy Birthday!

Tessa~
"Here there be musing" blog

April said...

Happy birthday, MomPom! I wish we could be celebrating with you today!

Farm Girl said...

Have a happy day, I hope Sam likes the clown nose. :) I like the red on crabapples too. They looks so pretty. Your flowers are nice too.
I am glad you are having lots of blue skies.

Amy at love made my home said...

Happy Birthday!!!! I hope you had a wonderful time. Those flowers are indeed autumn crocuses, they are properly called colchicums, and are also called naked ladies because the leaves come in spring and the flowers come in autumn with no leaves! xx

Betty said...

Happy birthday - many happy returns - lovely flowers from your Bill. Blessings to you and your family as you celebrate, Betty x

Happyone said...

Happy Birthday a day late. Those roses are beautiful. Hope you enjoyed your cupcake this morning. : )

Wow what gorgeous pictures.
I like getting out to take a walk in any weather. : )

Oh my all the beautiful wool. Amazing colors. Love it all.

Dee D said...

Happy birthday! What a lovely blog you have. I love your fun, colorful page and all the great pictures... :)

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

First of all...Happy Birthday! Your beautiful pictures catch a sign of Fall that we don't see down here. Thanks for taking us on your stroll.

Heather LeFebvre said...

Happy Birthday PomPom!!!!!!! Many blessings on you!!!! I agree about crab apples. They are so beautiful and I always think, "What can I do with these?!!!!" -- but of course no time for jelly or anything. Reading a wonderful book called "Eyes Wide Open" all about Beauty. The author talks about beauty creating wonder in us which, as a Christian, is then meant to lead us to worship/praise of God. This is so true!!!! And then those crab apples are justified in their gorgeous, non-useful existence -- praise of God just for their beauty.

Julia said...

Happy Belated Birthday. So sorry I missed posting a comment on your birthday. i've been down with a nasty cold and couldn't even finish commenting on everyone's blogs but I'm feeling a bit better today.

Wow, what a nice bouquet of roses.
My crabapples are still on my tree and I haven't had time to make crabapple jelly yet.

Hugs,
JB

Haddock said...

. . . . .also reminds me of the song "Come September"

Kit said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great celebration. Love your photos of fall. Kit

GretchenJoanna said...

I like what Frances said. Crabapples could be the symbol of the season!

M.K. said...

Dear Pom! Happy belated birthday! It looks like you had a very joyous occasion :) I want to see the clown nose, please??? :) I looked longingly at all that wonderful yarn, and predicted you would overlook the earth tones and the blues, and buy an orange, yellow, or red. And then ... you got white!!! I was surprised. Your friend will love her shawl. Well, happy birthday. The flowers from your hubby are wonderful. Enjoy for many days.

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