Back To School Tarmack

Awwww…little Tarmac is off to school!

Don’t you just love his sweet back pack?!!

My favorite parts of this squirrely “get-up” are the teensy books hanging from his arms. Heehee.

Perhaps I have too much time on my hands.  Perhaps my priorities are a bit mixed up.  Perhaps it’s just freaking fun to imagine how people smile when they see this little guy each month. Pretty sure that’s why I do it.

All I know is I sure giggled a lot with this one.

That’s always time well spent.

 

 

Summery Autumn “Paper” Chain

You know that funny place where Summer is pretty much done, kids are back to school, everybody is ready for Autumn…

but the weather isn’t quite playing along yet?

Yeah, that’s where we are now. Too breezy and cool to actually swim, but then, the next day it’s 230 degrees on the porch.

Mother Nature make up your MIND already!!

So, as to not feel thwarted in my desire to decorate accordingly, the colors that felt to me like this middle space between the hot days and Halloween– I came up with these.

Maroon and lavender and deep green and a variegated mixture of them all. Clever–yes? It kinda looks like a bright, yet ready-for-Fall-ish sort of concoction, don’t you think?

At any rate, it makes me smile.

So go ahead Mother Nature–do your thing. I’ve found my color “happy place” in spite of you.

And we can stay here comfortably till the leaves come down.

Autumn Time

Perhaps I take pictures of this same lovely stuff year after year, but, oh, my goodness–I can’t help myself.

I wander around out back thinking that I’ll just snap a couple of pictures, and be done with it and then something magical happens.

Nothing is as it was last year. The greens seems way brighter…

the red, so much more brilliant…

and when did the juniper bush grow those pretty little pods?

New browns and greens and yellows and reds that Autumn has never, ever come up with before!

All crisp, all unique and all beautiful…

just like every, single year.

Autumn In My Own Yard

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Autumn is my absolute favorite time of year, but sadly, it seems to go by in a flash.

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I barely have time to see all the changes that are taking place right under my nose,  nevermind absorb them all.

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Just as soon as I’m enjoying one lovely transformation of color…

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another appears…

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and another…

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Oh, my goodness! How do people live without all of this gorgeous-ness?

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What I wish, is that the actual season of Fall would last a full three months–with all those colors on the trees…

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instead of appearing one day and floating to the ground the very next.

Or so it seems.

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I suppose the only thing to do is to go outside and crunch around in it more. Perhaps a little each day–instead of sitting and watching it all from the window.

Yeah. I can do that.

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Autumn Walk

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Though I haven’t actually moved into “my” cute little house yet, I do go there often just to walk around the yard.

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It’s like I’m trying to convince myself that the trees and bushes…IMG_0454

and limbs and branches and sticks…

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and leaves on the ground…

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and leaves changing color for the fall…

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and the leaves that want to stay the same…

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and the lovely, mulchy, foresty looking ground cover…

IMG_0437and the mysterious berries are alllll…

really, truly

mine.

It’s like some kind of dream.

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And the hornets that seem to be getting braver and braver…

they’re mine too.

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and I’m so, so grateful.

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