Monday, November 11, 2013

A Nice Day to Sit on the Porch

This was a really nice day to sit on the porch and appreciate what we have.  Saying thank you to all our veteran's doesn't seem quite adequate....but it's ONE thing we can,  for all of you veteran's out there...a huge THANK YOU!  I couldn't enjoy my life on this porch if YOU hadn't taken care of us in 'sunshine and in shadow.'  Much gratitude and love to you all (including my own hero, the old navy man!)

Sitting on the front porch this afternoon was a beautiful  experience...somewhat quiet, an almost  'whisper' of a breeze, a lot of sun and birds singing.  Quite lovely and I'm so lucky to have this porch to spend some good time on.

Sitting in my chair, I snapped this photo....that's the Catholic Church parking lot across the street....I love those trees way at the back.  I've seen deer and other wild animals over there from time to time and standing back in those trees brings a feeling of peace over you.....very quiet.

They are building something on the other side of the church and I think that is lumber or some such sitting back there.  I need to begin walking back there again...but haven't made myself do it for quite a while.  Sometimes I lose my determination...especially when it comes to exercise.


This is another view of the church property...this old house they use for children's events and such, I'm told.  The church building is over to the right of this little house.  The tree in this photo is the same one I was so upset over a year or so got struck by lightening and wind...and truly, it is still alive, but only half a tree...I still love it though.


We always put out a flag on the appropriate holidays and celebrations....and this flag is the Navy flag for the old navy man.  A gift from the grandson.

My porch from the South end.....


And, the porch from the North end.   (I'm told by some it's too 'junky.'  Fortunately, I don't worry much about the opinions of others, I just enjoy what I have, and, sometimes there is less 'stuff' on it, sometimes more!)

It's comfy.


I really do LOVE this kid's chair!

And, this old screen door, a gift from my favorite son-in-law.


And, my wishes for your "Happy Fall."


Dried hydrangeas, from what year, I do not remember. I just save them until they fall apart!

I wanted to go inside the house for just a minute, where I have my small collection of bird feathers, chosen from those fallen in my own backyard this year.  And, some Fall leaves, chosen from the front yard, just the other day.

 The leaves and other outdoor things....real bird nests, feathers and such.  Love that old wooden 'bird' box!!

               The little glitter bird and nest sent to me by my favorite and very sweet sister!!!

Some of those collected bird feathers.  I love walking around the back yard on the hunt for them....and I'm rarely disappointed...although winter is coming, so few will be found right now.


Well, one more bear photo......why, I don't know.  I'm thinking I should make more of these....someday.


 That 'bird box.'  Just had to bring it home from the flea market one fine day. 

And, now I am at the end of the photos....this one taken earlier today......part of the backyard.  As you can see, we no longer mow all two acres of our little plot here.  Well, we never did mow all of it, to tell the truth.  We did have a very nice older gentleman come and bush hog our 'back acre.'  He didn't charge us a penny, but did manage to squeeze a few bales of hay from it.  Now, he is not in good health and not having anyone else to do it....we have been letting it go...back to nature, I like to think.  The grandson has been mowing the front acre, thanks goodness....after work, when he can.    So, another day is nearly gone...a beauty it was.  I'm thankful for the Fall weather, thankful to live here in the USA, and very thankful to be able to enjoy it with YOU.  pat


Sue said...

Wow, what lovely views you have--and so much land. Inspiring!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I think your porch has character, just like the inside of your home and "nest". We had a cold rainy day yesterday. It seems like there is new found desire to honor Veterans in the past few years. Terry has been getting the day off with pay as long has he provides proof he's a Vet. Yesterday we had lunch at a local deli that gave a free meal to Vets. It was a nice time, but kind of sad to.
xx, Carol

Fibre Optics Group said...

Pat, thanks for letting us into your "little corner of the world". It was great to see your fall colours. We've had snow several times now, though we are currently enjoying a Chinook which has melted much of it.

Vicki Boster said...

Goodness Pat- you have such a beautiful porch- I love that it's so long and goes all across the front of your house. Beautiful serene views-- it's the perfect place to enjoy an autumn breeze. Thinking of you/

Anne said...

Dearest Pat -- I just heard about the loss of your dear husband. I'm so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Pat Winter Gatherings said...

Just found your blog, lovely work. I'm sorry to hear of your loss, what sweet memories you must have. The little bouquet was heartwarming. My father always brought my mother similar bouquets and I know she misses that.
From one who adores painted furniture, I would leave the beautiful fabric filled cabinet from Gramps natural. It is gorgeous and perfect as is.
Enjoy your time off from blogging and have a wonderful Joliday.

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