Saturday is full of happiness! It's still early. The magic of free time is before me and I'm HOME. Ahhhhhh! Don't you LOVE the feeling of appreciation? It really is a delicious sensation. Tromping about in the garden today = a simple pleasure. I appreciate it more because I've missed it.
The bird bath is hosting tiny birds
The sunflowers are spreading their wild selves all over the yard, encroaching on other things (like Bill's VERY green grass!) and simply showing off to the fullest extent. Don't you adore them?
Red. Tomato red has to be the loveliest expressions of one of my favorite colors. Pink ties red for me, but these red tomatoes excite me!
This little lady is hugging the drain pipe. If you were a drain pipe, wouldn't you be honored that a morning glory wanted to wrap herself around you?
I admit to whining to myself, "I love the fall and I'm going to MISS it! I'll be in the classroom for eight hours a day and it will all happen without me!" I must have forgotten about the weekends. Silly me. Autumn is a feeling, isn't it? Smoke smells outside, cool nights with refreshing air blowing in on my sleeping head, pretty squash in the produce section of my local grocery store, Halloween merchandise EVERYWHERE, and football games on television and in stadiums around Denver. I'm not going to miss my favorite season. I'm so silly sometimes.
I'm looking forward to taking the fairy props inside for the winter. I'm going to suds them up, dry them and place them around in the Pom Pom room so I can smile at them all fall and winter.
Wouldn't you like a fairy godmother dress this color? Speaking of dresses, what am I going to wear to the wedding tomorrow? Yikes!
Guess what? Thursday I drove up to Golden, Colorado to meet up with Debbie from Artful Aspirations. She was vacationing with her family and we met at the Capitol Grill. When we were emailing back and forth, setting it all up, I asked her if she remembered what I look like. I told her: white hair, chubby, weird clear plastic glasses and a denim shirt. She came out to greet me so I guess my description was apt! It was amazing how we sat right down and started gabbing. It was so fun to look at a blog friend across a table! I wish I could sit face to face with all of you. We ate chili and talked about kids and schooling, church and family. I met her husband and her youngest daughter, too! Thanks, Debbie!
Can you tell me an end of the summer thing you do? How about telling me what you LOVE about fall? Oh, friends . . . you are so rich with wisdom, love, thoughtfulness, and generosity. (BIG HUG and a caramel apple!) Thank you for stopping in to check on me!