Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Real End of Summer

We had a beautiful late summer. The trees were showing their colors. The weather was warm. Just right for walking and crunching leaves under foot. I love to walk along and kick and crunch the leaves. The fall tree colors are not as vivid here in the Northwest as in the Northeast. But it is beautiful. Last weekend, the rains came and are still here, bringing the leaves off the trees. We have cedar trees and big leaf maple trees in our yard.
You can see part of this old tree. It's amazing how many leaves are still on the tree when you see how many are on the ground.
It's fun to watch them flutter merrily to the ground. They are like helicopters spinning out of control, not knowing where to land. So many of them filling up all available space, covering everything. They are huge!
And lovely. If we have a few dry days next week, I think I'll make a big pile and jump in them.
I had been showing you a new calendar page each month before the computer went crazy this summer. Sorry I missed a couple of months. I finally was able to scan these.
November is gold stenciling, painted over with blue and white, for a icy look. The gold flourish stenciling doesn't show up well. Antique lace is added on the side. The lines dividing the numbered boxes is gold thread, sewn on in BIG stitches.
Wow! just one more page and it's over. I haven't started one for the new year. Still trying to decide if I will.
Thanksgiving this month. I'm so excited. Family will visit. I so look forward to the family times. It's busy and hectic, full of warm memories, late night talks, lots of laughter, hugs, watching everyone grow. One of my favorite times of year.


Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I wondered what was up with you not posting your calender pages. I remember them being so pretty and very original.
Those leaves are huge!!!
I like the crunch of the leaves beneath my shoes too. It is the simple things...

Manuela said...

Wow those are some big beautiful leaves! Your calender page is so pretty! I love the lace on the side!


cityfarmer said... is really the end!

Saw flurries today

Farm Chick Paula said...

Love the leaved pictures, Debbie!! That one is HUGE!