Thanks for visiting today, GM
Fall has come to the Dollhouse.
I took out the Fall things that I use every year to bring a touch of Autumn to the Dollhouse.
It feels very Fall-ish here today. Cloudy and cool with showers in the forecast. I hope you have a great day. G.M.
Tea Cup # 3
I hope you're having a pleasant weekend. Thanks for coming by, GM
I took this picture yesterday when I walked. It was a lovely morning followed by a very warm and sunny afternoon. Today the weather has changed completely and it is cloudy and much cooler.
We had quite a warm day today and I spent a lot of time sitting on the porch and just looking over the back yard. At this point the Sedum and Brown-eyed Susans are providing the most colour. Then I started thinking about Brown-eyed vs Black-eyed Susans and which was right. To my surprise when I went to look it up I found this:
I was so confused I decided I'd better have a big cup of tea. I used my Autumn mug.
It's a pleasant Sunday. We had a lovely walk with the trees and shrubs all refreshed by the showers we had yesterday late in the day. It's not enough to reach the roots but every bit helps.
I had time this week to change the look of my Mom's old Singer sewing machine.
This is before....
I hope you're having a lovely Sunday!!
Youngest son gave me this Welcome sign for my birthday.
I have already shown this Herbs sign that eldest daughter made for me,
now she made another one which I've put on the other side of the path to the tap.
Sorry it's so hard to see. I don't have the knack of taking great photos.
The Share the Love of Autumn sign hangs on the inside of the back door.
We're having a federal election later this month and of course there are all sorts of signs that have been erected for the various candidates. I thought this little cartoon was very apt.
Thanks for stopping by today, Granny M
I'm trying to reread my own books with the idea of donating the ones I don't want to keep. I must admit so far I've put exactly one in the donate box. I finished these two by Flora Thompson. Lark Rise to Candleford is semi-biographical and I enjoyed rereading it as much as I enjoyed it the first time.
Still Glides the stream is fiction but every bit as interesting as Lark Rise.
I've decided that every time I post I'll feature one or two tea cups from my collection.
These two cups are not fine china but I just love the patterns.I'd love to find blouses in these exact prints.
We had perfect weather for the first of September. The temperature was only 8C when I first checked but we reached 25 by the afternoon. (That would be about 45F and the high 77).
Thanks for stopping by, GM
September first is the first day of meteorological Autumn. DH and I have had a friendly argument going for years about the beginning of each season and now I learn that all along I was going by the meteorological version and he was all for the astronomical one. I copied this little bit of info from the internet ( in case you're interested).
You may have noticed that meteorologists and climatologists define seasons differently from “regular” or astronomical spring, summer, fall, and winter. So, why do meteorological and astronomical seasons begin and end on different dates? In short, it’s because the astronomical seasons are based on the position of Earth in relation to the sun, whereas the meteorological seasons are based on the annual temperature cycle.
Summer runs from June 1 to August 31; fall (autumn) runs from September 1 to November 30; and. winter runs from December 1 to February 28 (February 29 in a leap year)
There now. I've managed to bore you with my trivia and I'll go on to bore you with tea cups. Here are a couple of the saucerless ones I collect, ones with Autumn tones.
I got out my Gather sign , the same one I used last year, and hung it on the front door. It was a gift from GD Kate. I'm always the first one on our street to put out anything seasonal. I have another sign for the back door which I just remembered. I'll go find it and hang it today.
Thanks for coming by,
I found some interesting pieces at the thrift store. I'm not sure what the long one is for but the three smaller ones look like butter knives (?). I like the way the handles have been wrapped with wire and coloured glass. DH drilled holes in them and eldest daughter brought fine wire to attach them. I hung it in front of my garden shed.
We're continuing with our cool days. I was out doing some gardening earlier and a very light rain began falling. I hope we get a significant amount.
Thanks for visiting, GM
Thank you for all the birthday wishes!! I appreciate every one.
Yesterday DH had an errand to run that would take him not far from the plant shop so I tagged along .
I bought these 3 Echinacea plants. The one on the left is Wildberry, the other 2 are Cheyenne Spirit.
I'm impressed with the size of the plants. I hope they'll bloom yet this Fall.
Thanks for dropping by, GM