I'm FINALLY seeing a break in the
crazy schedule around here!
I've been helping to care for my three
my daughter & her husband were away.
The logistics of getting everyone to their band practice, piano,
& swim lessons as well as
Daisy (Girl Scouts) meetings was a real challenge!
Our trees are rapidly changing colors with
rather than cut them back.
throughout the winter.
bring in the lawn furniture from the deck & gazebo.
It always makes me sad to close it up for the winter
but soon we'll put our little Christmas tree out in it
and that will cheer me up.
These cloudy, overcast skies make me want to curl up
Some autumn scenes from around our town.
to buy some pumpkins & apple butter.
I carefully explained to 6 yr. old Caroline how they
made apple butter by peeling & coring & cooking it down
with sugar & cinnamon till it was nice & thick.
When I asked her if she wanted to try some on her
toast the following morning, she looks at me with
her sweet innocent face & said,
"Not on your life!"
She's a very picky eater.
I'm not sure who had more fun
me or the kids!
to capture these pictures with my old camera that I keep in my car.
"There is no season when such pleasant and
sunny spots may be lighted on
and produce so pleasant an effect on
the feelings, as now in October."
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
Thanks for stopping by The Gazebo House.
I hope to be able to show you some inside decorations next week.
Right now, I need a Nap!