Summing it Up...

Now, that I'm way on the wrong side of sixty, I feel that being true to self is important. "I yam, what I yam." Kindness and smiles are to be given away. Women are strong. Men are more vulnerable than we believe. Husbands may come and go...but one thing I know for sure is that I will NEVAH live without a corgi or coffee in my life if I can prevent it. Come piles of dog fur or hot water!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Autumn Blessings...

This week at our local Big R farm store, they had huge, rounded, beautiful mums for three bucks each! I selected a golden bronze and a burgundy. The circumference of these plants is nearly two and half feet across!


Jim got home late last night, and will be leaving early Sunday morn, so today we went to the area's apple orchard as this was the first weekend for their delish cider. We both stood in line for a yummy cider slush, then walked around, sipping, as we looked through a Plexiglas cut out of an active, and busy bee hive; selected a peck of apples, and found a tiny orange pumpkin for 50 cents.


I bought a Boo pumpkin, exactly like the one in Penniwig's graphic yesterday at the produce farm I visit weekly. They're such a nice young couple, with a passel of children, all usually barefoot. It's a treat to go there and visit such a homey atmosphere, where hard work, nature, and thanking God is the norm. These perfect September days should make us all thankful. It's just so darn nice, being alive, and healthy enough to be able to be out in the day, and experience Autumn perfection. Little blessings come in so many ways. We just need to be aware enough to recognize them as they happen. There usually are no fireworks going off, or parades. The moments are quite often very small. We just feel a brief glimmer of warmth inside, just a fleeting moment, but it's there. Just be open enough, so ye can receive!

11 comments:

April said...

sounds like a wonderful fall Indiana day.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

How beautiful and so true, life doesn't consist of fireworks events, most of the time it's a small candle flicker, or a softly whispered breeze that makes life worth living.
Hope you have a great weekend my friend.
Molly

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

A lot of people have their eyes on the FEAST -- personally, I find the CRUMBS can be pretty good.

I'm intrigued by that cider slushie.

Those mums are amazing. I often agonize over which color to get. But since I just "buy" with my eyes, all the choosing and changing and comparing is just for fun!

Chatty Crone said...

I love the apple cider slush too. Beautiful white pumpkin. Glad you and Jim got to spend some time together.

And I absolutely LOVE the 4 generation picture. It has such meaning.

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

Yes.. you are so right. This post made me think of the "stop and smell the flowers" statement. Life is good, and good heath is a precious blessing.

What a nice day you had!

Cathy Santarsiero, "The Christmas Corgi" said...

I have to tell you how much I LOVE your banner photo! So great. xo xo -C ^..^

Buttercup said...

Love the picture. It is so beautiful.

Your autumn day sounds perfect. I may have to come out to Indiana because I have never seen a cider slushie here and I feel deprived. I got apples this week and I think the week ahead is time to find some pumpkins.

ClassyChassy said...

The banner photo is great, I agree with your readers! You have a way with the words - uplifting and peaceful - prompting us all to enjoy and live in the moment!

♥Mimi♥ said...

All the mums around here look icky. Don't know why. I can tell you that my garden mums are looking pretty good and are all set to bloom for me. It's raining today with sun tomorrow so tomorrow, I bet, will be the big day! My garden mums have been coming up for me each year for about 7 years!

Jan Mader said...

Fall is my favorite time of year. I can't think of a better time to slow down and enjoy the moments.

Speaking of that, I have a favor to ask. A friend of mine (and the leader of my writers' group) was in a serious car accident. She is restarting her blog for writers at

http://kathleenejoneswriterswrite.blogspot.com/

Could you please stop by and visit her. She's an insprational woman and a fabulous writer. In addition, she has overcome more challenges than anyone I can think of...she's only 40 but has been diabetic since she was a kid. She's had open heart surgery, breast cancer, and now this. She could use some support from other writers.

Bloggers are writers. Thanks so much! Tell Kathy I sent you!

Jan

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