Sunday, October 21, 2007

A gorgeous Sunday in NE PA

WOW it's been almost an entire week since I posted! My goodness, I didn't plan on that. I had tried to make the rounds to everyone and haven't succeeded at that yet and my posting has suffered as well.

Today was such a beautiful day that I decided to take some pictures around my area, I even took a picture of the digital clock at a local business that has the temperature as well. Don't know if you can read that but it says 79 degrees! On Oct. 21 it got up to about 80, in Northeast PA. That's just crazy!



I went for a little ride to take some pictures of the foliage but I think that the rain we had the other day pretty much knocked the rest of the leaves off and we are done for the season. It's still pretty beautiful though, not as nice as my Vermont but close. ;)


















When I got home I took some pictures around the property, the leaves still seem to be glowing on the trees. The sunlight was coming through and this shot was just perfect.






















The leaves that are all over the ground in the front garden, I almost don't want to pick them up because they make the ground glow with a golden light.


















The front porch is starting to look a little spooky, gotta dress it up a bit more, just haven't had the time.


















I took Marley out on the back property, she loves to play in the stream.























Winston was waiting for us when we came back.
















Olivia doing yoga on the porch....downward dog position




I was also able to get into my art room and work on some pieces, they're small 1x1's I have to solder them but I'm waiting for a few more supplies to come before I get to that, so I decided to just churn those out and then solder them all later. I manged to even get a Christmas one done.


I want to thank everyone for all the helpful hints and great advice on my living room. I have had that furniture in every possible corner and angle in that small little room. I usually move it to this position in the Fall/Winter because of the heating vents, so I'm not blocking all of them. I also change the curtains from Rachael Ashwell's Shabby Chic ruffled Voile paired with British Rose panels. I also slipcover the sofa in the British Rose pattern. In the Fall I like the reds and the velvets. I got some great advice and I am going to put it to work. :) Now if I could just get that sofa.......

23 comments:

Meggie said...

Hey Michelle: Glad you didn't forget about us out here in blogland. I think we in Western PA are a little behind you folks in the east. Our foliage is still pretty vibrant. I'm hoping to take my camera outside tomorrow and get some foliage shots. It was rather warm today in the Pgh area also...not sure just how warm it got, but I quickly shed my sweatshirt for a t-shirt as I was working around the property. I'll be so spoiled by the time winter finally arrives.

Rosie's Whimsy said...

It was glorious in Pa this weekend! We had a couple of our kids stop by with their spouses and a friend. So we grilled some chicken, kielbasa and zucchini and enjoyed another lazy afternoon on the back porch....oh how I wish these moments would never end..sigh.....

Lady N said...

I love your decorated front porch! You have to take a picture of it if you add more to it, I like the vintage pictures. I haven't done anything to my front porch yet at all!

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Alexandra, Writing & Baking Enthusiast said...

Awww..your babies are so, so sweet. Have you checked out PostSecrets? Blogger.com posted about it about two posts ago....interesting.
Alexandra

NeereAnDearCreations.com/wordpress said...

Michelle,

it takes time to get your legs back.. especially when starting a new job... glad things are going well.. love the gorgeous pics.. thinking of you

JO

the feathered nest said...

Love the furries! I like red in the winter too - it's such a cozy color. Can't wait to see how you changed things around.

Manuela

Jen r. said...

Love your porch! Jen

Pandora said...

Ah, so Olivia does yoga! That explains the svelte shape! It looks so beautiful back east in PA, my husband is from that state and he misses it like crazy. Thanks for sharing the lovely photos and your porch looks great!

Back Through Time said...

Your pictures are great!! The porch is great!!
Hope you have a great week:-)
Michelle

Kari & Kijsa said...

Those pictures on the front porch are FABULOUS! So glad to hear from you....hope your new job is going so well!

smiles, kari and kijsa

Cre8Tiva said...

michelle...is that a jrt i see...have you met my little sir chancelot...a pjrt...love that puppy...nice foilage pics...i took some in chicago this weekend...and brought home a pocketfull of leav es...blessings, rebecca

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Michelle, I spent the weekend leaf peeping too! I love your puppies. They are smoochable!

Penny

Counting Your Blessings said...

Oh I'm having a terrible time getting around to visit everyone too. There just isn't time enough to do everything, is there?! Don't worry about us..we'll be here. Your doggies are cute. Our shih tzu just got a too short hair cut so she kinda looks like a chipmunk right now. The weather... what in the world is going on? We had high 70's yesterday and today is just high 50's. Wierd! But it was so lovely yesterday that I just basked in it! Have a wonderful night. Blessings... Polly

melissa @ the inspired room said...

Your doggies are adorable! Don't worry about making the rounds more often than is humanly possible! :-) You are a busy gal!

Melissa

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi Michelle,

Love your fall pictures. We don't really get much of a season change out here so it's nice to enjoy it through my friends in blogland :) I hope all is going well with your new job :)

Hugs,
Dena

Nunnie's Attic said...

You definitely have more color across the state than we do over here. Lucky!

I think it's hilarious that your dog is doing yoga. And that's exactly what she looks like she's doing. Cracking me up!

Love,
Julie

Felicia said...

What beautiful fall color. Love your sweet doggies too :)

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Lots of pretties here, what a beautiful area you live in!

But I love the plum door!

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

fabulous pics!!! cute dogs!!! :-)

Alison Gibbs said...

I love the photo with the sun coming through the trees,
Alison

Natasha Burns said...

Your nature photos look so beautiful. LOVE the doggies, they are my fave shots of course!