Nothing like a bunch of snow to brighten up a cold winter day!  The reflections in the glass made it twice as pretty. 

Thunder watched from under the cover of the front porch. 

Smart dog!

“Winter is the time of promise because there is so little to do – or because you can now and then permit yourself the luxury of thinking so.”
– Stanley Crawford

Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius. ~Pietro Aretino




I bought this Santa sign at a garage sale for $4.  I couldn’t believe my luck, that I had found it.  It stands about 4 ft tall and is made out of wood.   I think it may have been an advertisement of some sort long ago.  Whatever it was, it has new life now bringing Christmas spirit into our home year after year.


~”Santa is very jolly because he knows where all the bad girls live. ” ~Dennis Miller ;)  

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 Amaryllis are the easiest of flowering bulbs to bloom.  It’s botanical name is Hippastrume and it is now a popular Christmas time flower that originated in South American tropical regions.  They are not winter hardy bulbs but they are fun to force in the wintertime to have holiday blooms.  They always seem like a Christmas flower to me.  It’s the red ones that I love.  



~”  At Christmas play and make good cheer,
For Christmas comes but once a year.”~Thomas Tusser






01. November 2010 · Comments Off · Categories: General · Tags: , ,

On this first day of November I thought I would reminisce and look at my flowers from warmer days.  

 All red for Ruby Tuesday










 ~”Fiery colors begin their yearly conquest of the hills, propelled by the autumn winds. Fall is the artist. ” ~unknown




These trees were so bright red in the sun. 

 They were breathtaking and more beautiful than a camera can show.

“Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees.” ~Faith Baldwin

 On a drive to see the autumn leaves,

we came across an old abandon  house. 

Although it was run down,

 the red front door paint was still vivid and eye catching. 

To me, red never gets old!

 ~”It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life. ” ~P.D. James





~”Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words.  They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of their character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning”.  ~Lydia M. Child

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This is how my porch looked last summer. 

It was subdued and warm and I liked it very much….then.


 This year I was looking for a little more pow so I went with my favorite color


A quick coat of paint ,some new fabric to cover the cushions  and voila…




 Simple, inexpensive and easy. Just the way I like it. 

 Next year?

 Who knows?

~”Red is the ultimate cure for sadness.”~ Bill Blass