Monday, October 19, 2009

Autumn's Splendor ... this week

No longer are the leaves quite so orangy-red, at least it seems as much these past few days. I see more yellowy-brown and light brown now than those initial spectacular reds so it must mean winter is fast approaching.

Leaves are still "raining" down on our property with their breezy gentleness amidst a skyline with sensational sunshine all week. It's been warm during the day, a bit frosty-chilly at night and we are expecting highs of 16C later this week.

Preparing for winter has kept us hopping with so many things to do. The check list sees much accomplished yet again. Even the garden hoses are empty, rolled up and ready for storage.

If only the roofers would appear! Apparently our roofing materials are no longer available so our builder is scrambling to find a suitable and matching substitute. Hello! Winter is coming....

Our front steps are now complete, the masonry man came today to paint the final acid wash and protective coating on them. Terrific! Now we can use our front door again! And, time, time, time boys for our final inspection, only a year after purchasing the

I'm going to declare this week and next as "REWIND WEEKS" due to the many, many posts sitting and awaiting completion.

Our family enjoyed a superb Autumn visit to Montreal, Quebec over the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, visiting the city's historical and cultural offerings with the additional blessing of great weather to boot. There were so many Churches, a Cathedral, a Basilica and St. Joseph's Oratory where Blessed Andre gave his loving service to visitors from all over the world. A post will be included in the "rewind weeks". I promise.

Oh, and please forgive my blooper typos lately, gotta focus better when my eyes are all droopy and in dire need of sleep refreshment. The week has been busy, the month has and heck let's just roll out the last year or two while I'm at it. Whew... so please come back and visit over the next few weeks as I would love to have a spot of tea with you and share our world, complete with photos. :)

Meanwhile, do enjoy these "Autumn Splendor" snaps taken on the grounds of our own property.


"The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into its winter wools."

~ Henry Beston, Northern Farm