Saturday, October 19, 2013

Pretty Little Pictures




The morning glory, as I've mentioned  so often, got off to a very late start this year. It's been making up for it ever since. I am told that there will be a killing frost tonight. (Alas, our morning glories are annuals in this growing zone.) I hope that the killing frost will not come, but if it does, I promise not to weep as I've been known to do in former years...ahem. I have gazillion photos.



I may never have shared the parking lot of my hometown grocery store. Here it is looking especially lovely. This photo was taken the night before last just after I had hastily plucked a chicken from the rotisserie. Meal planning has never been my strength.


The answer to the giveaway mystery is that I used all the names of those who participated in the October Note Card Party and John plucked Sheila's name from the bowl; I think that this is the second time Sheila has won a giveaway here. Sheila blogs at Starshine Through My WindowsThe prize? A set of note cards that may or may not look a lot like the ones featured this month. There! Now don't you feel better?!

A glorious autumn weekend to you...

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54 comments:

  1. How lucky for Sheila--your note cards are a treasure, for sure, XOXO

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  2. Congrats to Sheila....
    I just unpacked 3 note cards from FiFi Flowers and am going to have them framed. Alas...if I could only find where to do a post (on this absolutely HATEFUL Gmail), I would show them before framing and after framing.
    Hope your weekend is fabulous.....

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  3. Congratulations to Sheila! Your morning glory is beautiful and I really love the parking lot shot, that definitely could be a note card photo.

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  4. Those morning glories... wow! And the photo of your grocery store is the kind I look at in magazines. You do live in a beautiful place Vee.

    I had to smile at 'plucking a chicken from the rotisserie;...and to think that our mothers and grandmothers cooked from 'scratch' every day! :)

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    1. There's a reason God planted me firmly in this century. LOL!

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  5. I'm sure Sheila will be happy to win a set of your note cards. At least you can enjoy your pretty morning glory over winter with the photos you've taken of it.
    Judith

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  6. Aren't those morning glories fab? I've never tried my hand at them, but I've heard it's too hot here in Southeast Texas. Hopefully, yours will last a bit longer. And what a fabulous grocery store parking lot. :) Seriously, it's gorgeous.

    Congrats to Sheila, lucky girl.

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  7. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog :) These are beautiful pictures. I love the one in the parking lot, Autumn is my favorite time of year and seeing the changing leaves makes me so happy!

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  8. Congrats to Sheila. Your morning glories are so pretty. I also love the autumn scene in your grocery store parking lot. Many of the shopping centers here plant maples that are so colorful in fall. I'll have to try and get some pictures this year.
    We are having a slow rain this a.m. Looks like a good day to read.
    Wishing you and John a nice weekend, Vee.

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  9. I love the morning glories on the mail box! So pretty. I planted some morning glories this year. I found a nursery that had started some from seed and they worked very well in the spot I planted them, so will definately try them again next year. I love the view from your grocery store parking lot and thank goodness for rotisserie chicken!! Congrats to Sheila.

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  10. Is there a better time of year to take pictures? The photos in this post are all gorgeous. . .even the bowl with its autumn colors!

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  11. Those morning glories cascading down the mailbox post is indeed a glorious sight! As is that view from the grocery store parking lot...stunning! It is quintessentially "autumn in New England"! (Looks like a future note card to me.)

    A surprise giveaway is fun! Congrats to Sheila!

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  12. We have an Agway store near our little town that has morning glories planted before every column along the front of the storage building ... when I drove by yesterday, I thought how they couldn't be lovelier, as most other annuals have 'given up the ghost', but their blues just keep coming and coming!

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  13. Your morning glories are beautiful! Mine stopped blooming weeks ago. Love the Autumn colour you captured! Have a lovely weekend, Vee!

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  14. Congrats to Sheila!

    Hard freeze predicted here for Wednesday night.

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  15. Congrats to Sheila any of your cards would be beautiful. Your shot of the grocery store would fit in our Friday Shoot Out. The theme this weeks is clouds over our town. Your photography is so good wish you would consider entering Friday's shoot out. It is raining this A.M. in central Kentucky.

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  16. Very pretty, indeed, Vee. Your morning glories at the mailbox is a favorite of mine! Oh! so sorry for the freeze forecast! Your fall photo is spectacular. Nice to see someone besides me gets a cooked chicken at the grocers too.! I am in good company! ~smile~

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  17. OOPS! Congratulations to Shelia!!

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  18. Congratulations to Shelia. Glad you captured the morning glories before the frost. Ah yes, the rotisserie chicken, the best thing since sliced bread. There's one in my frig right now. ~ Abby

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  19. Congrats to Shelia, that lucky gal! Love your morning glories and the shot of the parking lot! Meal planning is not my thing since I live alone. I did a lot of cooking and baking when I lived on the farm and the kids were growing up.

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  20. Congrats to Shelia!! We always love a winner!!
    Your pics are beautiful, Vee. I haven't seen one morning glory bloom on my plant yet. I intermixed them with moon flowers and I FINALLY saw a moon flower. I'll try again next year. There's nothing like morning glories to cheer a person. xo

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  21. And a glorious weekend to you, too. Congrats to Sheila! Beautiful photos, Vee!

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  22. Your morning glory is beautiful Vee. How nice to have such a pretty view from your grocery store lot. It makes shopping more of a pleasure...

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  23. It's hard to see the summer flowers go but the fall colors kind of ease that pain.
    Your picture is beautiful.

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  24. Love the grocery store parking lot. :-) And the morning glories are wonderful. When I lived in Dallas, I passed a house every morning on my way to work that had a gorgeous batch on their fence. I always slowed down to take a look.

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  25. I have been known to plan my dinner around a store bought rotisserie chicken, that does still count as planning in my book ;>) Lucky Sheila! What a sweetie you are to have a secret giveaway. I have been known to cry over a killing frost too .The morning glory is so lovely.

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  26. That morning glory is gorgeous! Mine is long gone... I'm cutting down hostas and perennials today... I think your morning glory shot would make a lovely notecard!

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  27. I would buy groceries everyday if that is how my grocery store parking lot looked! And, if my mailbox had morning glories that beautiful, I would put flashing lights the entire way around it:) Your entire blog is so attractive!

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  28. Three cheers for the rotisserie chickens!!! Whenever I'm stumped as to a dinner idea, Brett is quick to suggest a rotisserie chicken. They're awfully tasty and economical too
    Your mailbox is so pretty surrounded by those Heavenly Blue morning glories. It is always so sad to see the frost take their beauty away. Would you believe I'm still waiting for the first bloom on mine?
    Congratulations to Sheila for winning your surprise giveaway. It's always fun to be a winner, particularly when you didn't even know you were in the running :).

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  29. Hello Vee...I have really been having trouble being inspired enough to blog this summer but always like to check to see the beautiful photos submitted for your note card party. And it sounds like luck has come my way once again. I will look forward to framing one of your photos one day?... And the note card story will continue on....

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  30. What a pretty parking lot!! We had a light frost last night.
    Lucky Sheila!! : )

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  31. Beautiful photos! This is my favorite time of year!

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  32. Your morning glories sure live up to the "glory" part of their name! Gosh, I think I would shed some tears when they are gone. And I must say that you have beautiful parking lots up there in Maine. Ours don't look anything as picturesque as that! Congrats to the surprise giveaway winner. What a sweet thing to do.

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  33. Lovely photos!
    I showed Tim the photo from the parking lot and we both agreed it was beautiful and what we think of as a typically beautiful New England photo.

    Stay warm!

    Deanna

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  34. Awesome pics! Congrats for the notecard winner. Blessings

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  35. What a pretty parking lot for a grocery store, Vee, and congrats to Sheila. xo

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  36. I have been known to tear up, too, when the first killing frost takes my favorite flowers. Your Heavenly Blue morning glory is gorgeous. I was unable to get any to survive this year, and I planted seeds three different times. Two years ago they grew beautifully and one of them vined and bloomed up next to our flag. The combination was so pretty.

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  37. Vee, your morning glory is glorious! It's nice and thick and full of pretty blue blooms. The view from your grocery parking lot is rather beautiful. You have lots of colour there yet. Congrats to Sheila on her win! Have a blessed Sunday. Pam

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  38. They are pretty pictures, for sure.
    Hard to imagine your morning glory is still so alive!
    Congrats to Shelia.

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  39. I love that parking lot!! I would go to the grocery store all the time if ours looked like THAT!!
    We have Morning Glories too. I didn't know that's what they were and have been pulling them UP all summer!!!
    Just saw them blooming (I has missed some!) so now I will let them grow! At least in a manageable area. I hear they are invasive and I already have that from my Asian Jasmine!

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  40. I love morning glories, do you plant them from seed directly into the ground? I've never planted any.

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    1. I have tried that method. It didn't work for me. I purchase my seedlings at a local nursery. (I'd buy them at Lowe's or Wal*Mart if I ever saw any, but I know the gal down the road always has some so I buy them there.)

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  41. Hello dear Vee
    A letter box clothed in Morning Glory - on my it's beautiful.
    I can see note cards in your first two pics Vee - please print them off! The second one looks like a great calendar shot too!
    Congratulations to Sheila - well done!
    Hugs
    Shane

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  42. With a view that stunning I want to shop at your grocery store. I went last evening in the pouring rain. I don't think our parking lot could compare, at all.
    I love morning glories. I've not gotten them to grow here yet, though.

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  43. Congrats. to Sheila - know she's happy!
    Did the morning glories make it for a while longer? Hope so, especially as you have to plant from seedlings which must be expensive. I just use seeds each Spring, nicked and soaked overnight, then into pots - they do fine but I did take them off the porch before leaving for Europe in case they were hit by frost and I came back to a black mess! I love them and plant annually............along with moonflowers to shade the front porch and add some interest and color.

    Happy Sunday - Mary

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    1. Oh I feel that the $2 is well worth it. Mine is just one plant. You would need a lot to shade an entire porch I imagine. Yes, the morning glory is alive and well and blooming for another day. Thanks for asking.

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    2. Oh what you see there that may look like other stalks is the trellis upon which the plant is climbing.

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  44. Your grocery parking lot looks heavenly compared to mine where there is not a tree in sight. What a nice view. Could even make a last minute run for a chicken pleasant. (my goal in life is to menu plan for the week. I may not make it).

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  45. Your Morning Glory is truly magnificent, Vee! I hope the killing fiost passes you by a little longer, but if not, at least you have these photos.

    We had a surprise dusting on snow on the ground one morning, but then the rest of the week has been mild. The nights get cold here, however, so we are slowly getting used to winter. We went to a farm pumpkin patch this weekend with all the grands and had such a fun day! Autumn is pretty here!

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  46. I think your morning glory mailbox is one of the prettiest sights. But you know I'm partial to blue. I see from a comment that it's still with you (or was yesterday.) Hopefully, it's there today as well.

    So much color around these days. I love the white house amongst the trees. Another foggy day here. And I'm off to get groceries this morning.

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    1. Alas, I cut it down about an hour ago. We had frost last night and, while I hoped that it was so light a frost that the morning glory would be able to carry on, it became apparent at noon that it was over. Sigh. Oh well...let evening come.

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  47. I had to do a new blog and now I don't know how to let everyone know the new blog address...
    bj-sweetnothings.blogspot.com
    What do you suggest?

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  48. Beautiful mailbox flowers. And the leaves are turning so beautifully. Just gorgeous photos.

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  49. Love the different colours in the photos.

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