Keep Smiling

Keep Smiling

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Welcoming Autumn!



Fall is in the air.


Our neighbor is bailing his hay.


 Some of the trees are starting 
to change color.


 The flowers are giving off their
last hurrah, before Jack Frost 
pays them a visit. 



Six weeks ago my roses looked terrible.
  

 Then Steve put in a drip line.


 I can not believe how fast
they snapped out of it.


I am enjoying them so much :)


It is so easy to get used to this
new country living.

Wish you were here . . .
I'd bake a cake and make lemonade :)

Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)
 

48 comments:

  1. I love the Autumn.
    Your pictures are lovely and your roses gorgeous.

    Perhaps we can enjoy a virtual piece of cake together?
    That would be nice :)

    All the best Jan

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  2. I wish I was there too! A hay "bale" so they are "baling" hay. :-) Just a correction from a fellow farmer! LOL! Your roses look wonderful! I think that one is a Double Delight.. does it smell great? Enjoy your day.. I'm off to volunteer at Multnomah Falls. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. Everyone of the roses growing on the south side of the house has a delightful smell, but each one is slightly different. My largest pink rose is growing right outside the bedroom window, it's a treat to have the window open :)

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  3. Your roses are looking beautiful. Autumn is definitely making an appearance here too, a wonderful time of year.

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    1. I love how crisp the air feels in the mornings and evenings and yet the afternoons are still warm and sunny . . . beautiful autumn weather !!!

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  4. Connie, beautiful photos and your roses are exquisite! Happy Fall🍁

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    1. Thank you so much, and thank you for stopping by to say hello, too :)

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  5. Lovely fall pictures. Autumn is a wonderful time of year.

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    1. It certainly is . . . I have been enjoying the bit of crispness in the air and I've started wear long sleeves again :)

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  6. Hi Connie..
    I just came by to say hi and thatnk you for stopping by my blog.. Another sign maker! And yes it is so fun. What a beautiful place you have. I also stopped by your Strumming blog. I'm a guitar player too. I'm always looking for new songs! Thank you... Have a great weekend.

    Tamara :)

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    1. Hello Tamara, it is great meeting you . . . I have met the sweetest people through blogging. I love my guitar. What kind of music do you play?

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  7. What beautiful country scenery you have. I love the pictures of the flowers full of their last glory before the first frost. Autumn is my favorite time of year. :) It's around the corner here, too!

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    1. Hi Becki, thanks for stopping by to visit. I noticed that you are an Indiana girl. I was born in South Bend and lived in Michigan City for most of my childhood. You can take the girl out of Indiana, but Indiana will always stay in her heart :)

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  8. Beautiful Beautiful - bring on Fall! Loved visiting here today....looking forward to following along! :)

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    1. Thank you! I love meeting new blogging sister, welcome :)

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    2. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today too...and adding me to your favs! So sweet! :)

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  9. oh Connie, you make me want to pack up and move to the country where I could enjoy those blue, blue skies all day!

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    1. The clouds were so pretty that day and like you said the sky was so blue. It's a lovely time of the year :)

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  10. Your Roses are lovely and so is the bike almost covered with Cosmos.

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    1. I know, my old bike is hard to see, but I love how those cosmos have grown there. They reseeded themselves from some that I planted last year.

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  11. Cake, lemonade and a visit with you sound wonderful!

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    1. Give me a time and I'll be ready, LOL
      Oh, if it were just that easy . . . wouldn't that be nice :)

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  12. I could easily get used to views like that myself. Beautiful sky and your roses are gorgeous

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    1. Thank you. We love it, before our view was the neighbor's houses and cars, this is much nicer.
      Enjoying our little green acre :)

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  13. Hi Connie! You are precious! Thank you so much for the sweet comment you left on my blog! Your encouragement and support mean so much to me! I've had a busy summer for sure... hopefully things will settle down soon as we get adjusted to getting back to school. These pictures are gorgeous! Very fall like! I was wondering if you are on Instagram or Facebook? If you are I'd love to connect there. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Hi Sherry, it is always a pleasure to have you stop by. I am sorry, I only go on Facebook a couple times a year and that's when my daughter says that she has posted photos and I have never done Instagram. I'm just an old fashioned gal with barely enough time in my day to blog, LOL.

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  14. This is my favorite time of the year. Your garden looks like it's making the transition from summer to fall beautifully. :)

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  15. I'm so envious of your wide open views! Isn't it fun living in a farming community? Madras is one too and I don't mind at all when the big heavy farm equipment is driving (slowly) down our highway! I love the side of your Art Barn with the picket fence and old bike and all the flowers.... and the roses are wonderful and glad they snapped out of their slump. Even a month ago I was not ready for Fall, but now I am! Just love this time of year.. as I sit here in my sweatshirt (yes!) and am still chilly. We are slated to have temps in the 80's again this next week so that will be fine with me.. and freezing nights. Time to bring in the rest of the tomatoes!

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    1. Oh, I know that you get some crazy weather there. One year we were in Bend for our granddaughter's birthday, it is the end of March and the sun was shining all day; we even walked along the canal in shirt sleeves. That same evening we got into a blizzard driving back to our hotel room. It was snowing so hard we could hardly see to drive, LOL.

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    2. That sounds about right! The first year (2012) that we moved to La Pine, which is south of Madras about 70 miles, it snowed a foot on October 6th! Yikes. I had lived in Waitsburg, WA in the 90's and remember one Halloween it snowed a few inches, and I was amazed that it could snow so early anywhere! Then I got a taste of it even earlier in La Pine. Crazy crazy.

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  16. Hi Connie, Your roses are just gorgeous! It is wonderful how God has made something about each season that is beautiful! I am not much of a cake eater but a glass of ice tea sure would taste great! Wouldn't that be fun! Continue to enjoy your little mini-farm and thanks for sharing. Nancy

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    1. Hi Nancy, it would be great and I'm sure that we could talk for hours and hours and never run out of things to talk about :)

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  17. Beautiful pictures Connie! Your roses are so gorgeous! I am ready for some autumn weather but it will be a while before we get it here. Sounds like you are enjoying your beautiful country life to the fullest! Hope your weekend is just what you want it to be...:) Wishing I could drop by for some lemonade and cake...Hugs, Vicky

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    1. Hi Vicky, I wish that you could too, it would be fun and before you left I would take you out to my Barn and have to give me some ideas on organizing . . . because you are the best :)

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  18. Love the signs of Autumn, well not so much the flowers dying off but the picking of the hay and leaves turning colors!

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    1. And the crisp fresh morning air . . . screens open and A/C turned off :)

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  19. Hi Connie,

    I just love your photos. All your flowers are gorgeous. I especially love that beautiful sunflower, one of my favourites. Thanks for sharing.
    Kelly

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    1. Hi Kelly, thank you for visiting and for taking the time to leave a comment. I love knowing when I have company on my blog and you are so generous with your sweet encouraging words :)

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  20. Love all your photos! I'm anxiously awaiting for Fall to arrive here. I want to wear my sweatshirt and drink hot chocolate. And go for a drive in the country looking for pretty leaves.....

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    1. I'm sure that it is right around the corner. Time to pack up the summer tee shirts, shorts and peddle-pushers, and get out the sweatshirts, sweaters, jeans and slacks :) It is nice living in a part of the country where we can experience the changing of the seasons :)

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  21. You grow beautiful roses. With all your other talents, you also have a very green thumb. Love, Henny

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    1. You wouldn't have said that before Steve put in the drip-line, LOL. My roses were looking pretty pitiful :(

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  22. I would enjoy a view like that! I saw those giant hay bales when we went out west- I was amazed at how big they are! Roses do love water as I found out too. Love the picture of the sunflower and of the bicycle by the fence!

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    1. Liz, you are so sweet. We have only lived here for two and a half years and each and everyday I just feel so blessed. It's a simple way of life and it suits me perfectly :)

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  23. Your roses like the drip line! They are beautiful! :)

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