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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Bad Poetry, Fall Fun And Embracing Life

When you finally get one of those longed for "Perfect Autumn" weekends you make the most of it...so that is just what our family did!
Fields full of pumpkins and visits to farms, nursery Edens and old wooden barns. Sweet caramel treats and llamas to pet, trains to conduct and whistles to wet... at favorite restaurants where good food and grins, were enjoyed by family and several dear friends. Lumpy, bumpy gourds and friendly witches, skies a brilliant blue, lovely pots all in a row, sweet cement rabbits too. Church Sunday morning to lift up our hearts, a street fair where craftspeople showcased their art. A drive around town to view lovely places, then out to the country to embrace open spaces. Woolly sheep here and there and a sunset like fire, in the sky set my spirit to soar ever higher.
We embraced every second of each precious day and opened ourselves up to the joy of play!
Yeah, I know...a poet I am not and I broke ever cardinal rule there IS in poetry! Still, it was a wonderful weekend! We had dinner with family and friends on both days, enjoyed the farms and country drives, being together as a family and reveling in the cooler air. The weather was glorious, the skies were so blue! Grace and my nephew Boo had the best time. And yes, we adults in the group had a great time too! I want to thank dear Tammy for the precious Christmas Spirit award. It surely did bring a smile to my face and humble my heart. And Kari? I hope you know your cousin Joey is in all our prayers... Please visit Kari and share a word or prayer with her for her beloved cousin. He was in an awful work related accident last week. He is, thanks to prayer and positive thinking...and a fantastic team of doctors...improving bit by bit. This event truly does serve to remind each of us to live life to the fullest. Embrace every second...
Good night dear friends...have a very sweet week!

44 comments:

Scrappy Moments said...

I Love Your Poem Suzy, The Pictures Are Wonderful, I never seen so Many Pumpkins in My Life, I feel like I've been to the Pumpkin Patch, Looks alot Like Our Fall Festival Here. I really Like The White Pumpkins. Loved The Hydrengas too.

Thanks so Much for The Congratulations at My Blog, Please stop by anytime :)

Angie

Melissa said...

The photos were just beautiful Sue! I enjoyed seeing all of them and smiled when I saw the witch talking to your Mother!

I'll go check out Kari's blog this morning too. I'm glad you enjoyed the weekend, the weather was gorgeous wasn't it?

Oh, and I enjoyed your poem as well. You did a great job writing it!

Andi said...

For some reason I'm reminded of the saying "I'm a poet and don't know it...but my feet show it... They're Longfellows"!!! hee hee
Great poem Sue!!!

Love your beautiful pictures. Grace and Boo look like they're having the best time. I too liked the pictue with the witch and your Mom chatting...Wicked!!!

angelsamoungus said...

Love the pics also. We took the kids to a farm in Jamestown and got our pumpkins yesterday. I will post when I get back from my seminar.

Hope to get together soon.

Take care,
LOve,
Terri

PAT said...

This post was such great fun, Sue! You captured Autumn, perfectly!!

Pat

the feathered nest said...

I think you did really well with your poem! Can you help my daughter with her sonnet she has to write? :-)

Loved all those photos. Pumpkin Land looks like a fun place. Those pumpkin scarecrows are a cute idea. I enjoyed seeing them all!

Manuela

daisy cottage said...

I loved your poem, I loved the pictures, I love YOU!! :-)

xo,
Kim

Alice said...

Loved your poem and all the Autumn photos. The motto on the garden stone, May all your weeds be wildflowers, made me smile.

Sharon Kay said...

Susie,,,,,,,,,thanks so much for the autum walk we all got to take with you and your family. That is what is so much fun about our little blogging world.......we all get to share with others what we see in our littlew corner of the world.......It was so much fun spending the day with you.

Nonie Mae said...

Beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing..

Brenda said...

Your pictures always take me to a happy place.Thanks sharing.

Sandi McBride said...

What rules? What Cardinal? I saw no father there with a red hat...oh, I did see a scarcrow with a red though, is he the Cardinal? Frankly I loved your poetry...and your pictures...now, gotta hop on over to my own blog, hope to see you there!

Strawberry Lane said...

Great photos!

I've just had the most delightful trip to the pumpkin patch ... via your trip. Thanks !!!

Mockingbird Hill said...

This makes me want to be where you are..! Somehow, Fall in FLORIDA just isn't the same as the rest of the country..haha!
Loved it all...

Cassie

T*mmy said...

I liked your poem!

As for the pictures, each one was a delight and I would pick a favorite till I would view the next one...they are all just soooo good!

Have a great day!

Meggie said...

Sue: Great photos! Thanks for my own fall festival in the comfort of my own home.

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Wow-this post was an inspiration from start to finish!!! Your photos and poems are just divine!!! You could make a book of all your lovely photos!!xxx

Kari said...

What a post! Loved all the pictures...'cept maybe that one with the scarecrow wearing some funky shirt that said something about "Ohio State". Weird clothes, that's for sure. lol (Just kidding - I'm an Oklahoma Sooner - can't help being a smart mouth about college football! ha).

Thanks for mentioning Joey in your post. All these prayers and good thoughts mean so much. I know that Karen appreciates them NOW and Joey will appreciate them LATER, when he's able to read them and see them for himself. I'll be calling Karen here in and hour or so for a new update. I actually kind of "dread" these daily calls until I hear the tone of the voice at the other end and can tell how he's doing. Crazy, huh? But he's improving little by little and that in itself is a miracle. Thanks again for mentioning him in your post and for leaving comments directly on Joey's website. You're such a good friend!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Gorgeous photos! Thanks for hopping by my blog.....so, that I could find yours! You will definitely on my personal list of blogging favorites. Can't wait to browse some more.....Rosie

Mom2fur said...

Okay, my comment disappeared. Here goes again...
...of all the activities you can do all year round, nothing beats a visit to a great farmstand!
BTW, I want an alpaca!

Sugar Bear said...

Your poem is lovely and you didn't break any rules - it is free verse! Photos are beautiful as always. How to you get your signature on your posts?
Big hugs,
Karla

Erin~~The Classy Rabbit~~ said...

What a wonderful blog you have and such beautiful pictures too. And your poem - I LOVE it! It sounds like everyone had a wonderful time! I really like your rabbit picture - we definitely have that in commom. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your very kind comments! I'm so glad you did because now I have found yours! Thanks again and may I add you to my blogroll? Have a beautiful day!!
Erin

Rosemary said...

What a fun place Susie.
You all look like you were having such fun. The pictures turned out great. So colorful.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Rosemary

Mary Isabella said...

I wish I had some of those goodies. Your pictures are beautiful. LOL Mary

Mary said...

Oh my, what beautiful photos! You really got me in the Halloween spirit!

Have a wonderful week, dear Sue!
xoxo,
Mary

Jolene George said...

Your pictures are so wonderful Susie. You have a gift when you look through the lens of your camera sweet friend.

Dawn Bibbs said...

Miss Sue...you take THE best pictures! My goodness, I wish I could get my camera to see what you see. Beautiful work!!!

I guess the first step would be for me to get past how people look at me when I break out the camera...you know, in places that people don't normally take pictures :-D.

Thanks so much for sharing. You're an inspiration.

Valerie said...

i love those pictures!
i love your poem!
face it, i love you!!

man - we need stuff like that out here. such cute pictures and i love the picture of the jalapino con queso jars..too stinking funny!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a perfect fall weekend! Love all the pictures. I almost felt like I spent the weekend with you!
Penny

PEA said...

You still did better at poetry than I ever could! lol Now, those pictures are what Autumn is all about...the colours are just amazing. You do realize that now we ALL want to move to your area, don't you? hehe Beautiful!! xoxo

Mama P said...

I adored the poem. I think you need to write more and not apologize. Ever.

Michelle said...

Looks like it was just a beautiful day out! Loved all the pics - so colorful!

Connie said...

I had the best time looking at your photos. I almost felt like I was there with you.

Hope you have a great week.
Hugs,
Connie

Terri said...

Sounds like a perfect way to spend a day in October! Loved the photos, too.
God bless.
Terri

Cheryl Wray said...

What AMAZING photos!!!!!! Looks like a wonderful time!!! I love Fall!!!!!

Betty Jo said...

OMGosh these photos are exquisite! Your poem is awesome too. I just posted a fall outing we took Sunday, but after visiting your blog, I want to go again as soon as possible!! xoxo

Mary said...

Dear Sue,
Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
your blog is wonderful
and so are you!

You've probably gotten tons of awards, but I had to add another from me! Please stop by and pick it up if you get the chance.
xoxo,
Mary

Greenie Gardens said...

I just feel like I've taken a lovely drive through the Fall countryside. As always, thanks for the lovely experience!

Chris said...

Great pictures Sue! I love Autumn and your pictures captured it beautifully.

Tammy said...

What a fun time this looks like for you family! Wow, so many pictures...and they're wonderful, too!
Your poem was so creative, Susie! :)

Jill Gross-LaFaye said...

Love the poem:) thanks for sharing all the beautiful pics!

JANET said...

What a beautiful fall picture album! I especially love the pansies. I plant them most every year unless I do snapdragons or both. The deer seem to enjoy eating my pansies!

Sheila said...

All of your pictures are just beautiful, Sue! Don't you just love the fall? I can't wait until we go to a pumpkin farm; we're hoping to go this coming weekend. I need a good old-fashioned hayride!

Nan - said...

What incredibly wonderful photographs, and what a beautiful daughter. Are you by any chance, the same Susie Q who had a recipe list for a long time? I think that woman lived in Florida, but that was on the list of the places you've lived, so I just wondered....