as i shared in an earlier post, monday would find me cleaning my new-to-me chair. that was completed and now in the last drying stage. looking forward to showing you the finished product of clean & pristine. quite purty. ♥
added to the project list was ironing, focusing on the hub's business clothing for an upcoming trip back to corporate in memphis once again. looks like i'll need to order new trousers...making a note of that fact.
lately the hubs has been going in to the office early which offers an earlier than usual exit at the end of the day which has led to us eating dinner earlier and watching the next episode of a documentary or drama on netflix then kitchen clean-up then taking the pooch for a walk (or is she walking her humans..hm) in the dark of night then jammies on and reading in bed before lights out. the weather has been warmish during the day and thankfully a tinge crisp in the evenings.. the big moon last night was beautiful! did you see it? how could you miss... amazing that the last SuperMoon was in 1948 - the year the nation Israel was restored. thinking on that one & holding those thoughts close.
autumn brings with it sweet memories .. the Sacramento Zoo used to be open (free) on thanksgiving day. the zoo-keepers would give many animals (not all as i doubt a flamingo would appreciate the joy of a squash) pumpkins. i recall one year in particular. our daughter was 5 years old and the temp was downright brisk. we bundled up and visited the zoo, laughing as the big cats (she **loved** the panther!) and bear played with their pumpkins. pictures taken, of animals, of us as a family. smiles and hugs and everything good. the scents, the happiness, the cuddles, the hand holding, the lifting her up for better view, the giggles .. the nap on the way to her aunt's house 1.5 hours south where we gathered 'round a table filled with plenty, relishing in conversation and banter, full tummies, satisfied hearts.
♥ i remember it as if it were yesterday ♥
weathered metal ..
mums in bloom (my favorite flower) ..
trailing with abandon ..
simple vintage clay vases filled with simple silk blooms ..
behind the shutters and over the fireplace is our television.
one of my favorite scenes this autumn ..
another view of our mums ..
the hutch dressed up .. less is more .. personal preference
the hubs blows the leaves into the garden. these days that job could be completed 3 times or more in a 24 hour period. soon enough - skeleton trees for winter.
my very vintage & fuzzy california grizzly keeping watch ..
autumn bloom ..