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December 6, 2014

Outdoor Decorations

Filed under: Decorating,Fall,Flowers,Grasses,Winter — Judy @ 2:32 pm

One of the fun things that we get to do is to decorate for the season. As you saw in the last post, we often get an early snow before Thanksgiving which essentially kills off the less hardy flowers in the containers. Planning ahead to put in a few faux flower or colorful leaf stems really ups the staying power of the container and we can get through until it is time to decorate for Christmas.

Once Thanksgiving has come and gone, we can pull out the plant carcasses and clean up the containers. Then out come the garlands and the wreaths and the bows and the lights and ALL.THE.SPARKLY.THINGS!



Do you go all out with seasonal decorating?

November 17, 2014

First Snowfall

Filed under: Fall,Miscellaneous,Our gardens,Winter — Judy @ 2:21 pm

I’m not sure I like this, but this white stuff signals the end of the gardening season for this year. Time to drain the hoses, and put up the shovels. Maybe start a fire in the woodstove, brew up a little hot chocolate, find some warm cozy socks and blanket . . . hmmm, maybe not so bad after all?

First snow
First snow

November 1, 2014

Best of Fall 2014

Filed under: Decorating,Fall,Flowers,Miscellaneous,Our gardens,Veggies — Judy @ 2:09 pm

A few fall images from around these parts!


Gaura ‘Belleza Dark Pink’

Oakleaf hydrangea

Oakleaf hydrangea ‘Snow Queen’

Fall decorations

Fall decorations

Fall trees

Random road scene


‘Red Fire’ lettuce


Artichoke blossom and sweet potato vine

Fuchsia 'Gartenmeister'

Fuchsia ‘Gartenmeister’

Japanese maple

Japanese maple ‘Viridis’ and ‘Hameln’ grass

October 18, 2014

Skaneateles Lake in Fall

Filed under: Fall,Travel — Judy @ 11:44 am

Wonder of wonders, one of my sisters and her husband and Cooper were taking a week off! They spent the time unplugged and relaxing not too far away from us at Skaneateles Lake. Needless to say, my adventure buddy sister and I decided it would be good to go visit. So off we went!

First stop was at Turek Farms in King Ferry NY overlooking Cayuga Lake where we picked up our annual boxes of winter squash.

Turek Farms
Turek Farms

The day was gorgeous and the trip from there to the cottage on Skaneateles Lake over the back roads was so pretty. The hills reminded us of home in the Southern Tier.

On the Road to Skaneateles Lake (click on any picture to bring up the viewer, then play the slideshow or click the arrows on the side to navigate to each picture):

Going down the lane to the cottage seemed like entering another world, one that commanded, “Relax! You are at the lake!”

Lane to Skaneateles Lake

More pictures from Skaneateles Lake (click on any picture to bring up the viewer, then play the slideshow or click the arrows on the side to navigate to each picture):

We finally headed back, refreshed with the beauty of the fall at the lake and filled with family love!


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