Monday, October 31, 2011

Something to Crow About


You know, if we hang around long enough, we're going to see things not seen in over a hundred-fifty years like early snowstorms in October after a late autumn. I've seen snow on green leaves in the spring before, but never like this in fall.


Hard to believe that we'll be welcoming a new month tomorrow. Just a reminder about the Giving Thanks Challenge starting tomorrow at South Breeze Farm. Clicking on the button in my sidebar will take you there. Leah is putting up Mr. Linky sometime this evening around 10 p.m. (I don't know if I can stay up that late.) Hope to see you there!


Saturday was bitter cold and every breeze whispered snow. It made me feel like stopping by the local gift shop, which I did. Oh it was wonderfully decked out for Thanksgiving and Christmas. A crockpot near the door was filled with delicious smelling hot apple cider and the aroma of cinnamon floated about the entire store. Hmmmm...

I found these things:



Edited to Add Photo showing Mr. Crow, now named Edgar Allan Crow at Auntie's suggestion, where he should be...





Yes, a crow to sit on top of one of the fenceposts instead of where he is now and some Deco Lights from Darice with silicone tips. They have a very soft and warm look, which you've already seen if you saw yesterday's post.

So that's my simple Monday post. Hope to catch you soon!

36 comments:

  1. I like your crow and lights! The lights did make your fireplace mantle look great! I love lights in the evenings!

    I know what my first giving thanks post is going to be! Off to prepare for this special day.

    Deanna

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  2. Having a snowstorm definitely puts one in the holiday mood! I love that squirrel. I've never seen one that color. Before moving here, the town we lived in had solid black squirrels.

    Was the picture at the top of yesterday's post taken from your window?

    Wishing you a lovely day and a week filled with beauty!

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  3. I have been thinking of you and that snow - it is all over the news here. Maybe it is heading this way too, who knows.
    I love the crow. I may have to make one for my fence too. You stay warm and snug and cosy, my friend!

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  4. Hope all is well in your neck of the woods today. Snow gone yet? I loved your lights, too - I have to get me some of those! What a fun thing to decorate a mantle with. Have a great week, friend!

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  5. Hi Vee,

    Such a lovely post. What a storm. We got hit pretty hard, most schools are closed today. I wonder if we will get any trick or treaters. Lots of people are without power, we were one of the lucky neighborhoods.

    Have a wonderful day.

    Karen

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  6. I have been thinking about you all and your early snow,shopping in a gift shop decorated for the holidays with snow on the ground sounds divine, great finds! I have signed up and am so looking forward to the Giving Thanks Challenge. Enjoy you day, stay warm!
    Sue

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  7. Mr. Crow is a dandy! And I did see your pretty lights in your other post!

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  8. I love tiny lights in fall and winter. They give such a cozy glow. Blessings, Pamela

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  9. I heard snow was coming your way..wow!! Now we have had snow in April before...on Easter weekend. That is so strange since we rarely ever have snow.

    Weather has been interesting this year...we are just now getting some cooler weather.

    Blessings as we go into November.

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  10. Wow, snow in Oct!! I love the crow and your pictures! Blessings

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  11. Vee
    The snow is beautiful against the fall leaves. And that is something to 'crow' about!
    I'm glad you didn't have such a storm that would cause you to lose your power. Have a wonderful Monday
    Blessings-Kimberly

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  12. Hi Vee, I'm sure glad my squirrels aren't sitting in the snow yet! :D I know it's just a matter of time.
    I can't believe this month is almost over, either. But, I'm almost ready to get this orange down, which is not my favorite color, and up with the Christmas things.
    Have a great week!

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  13. Great combo photo... snow and green/turned leaves, plus squirrel. :-)

    I already fell in love with the look of your new Faerie Lights, yesterday.

    Yes, 'tis cold, in my neck of the woods too. But I just keep reminding myself of how Ughhhhhy it is for the "Occupiers." Heh, heh, heh...

    Gentle hugs,
    "Nothing beats a haunted moonlit night on All Hallows Eve.... And on this fatal night, at this witching time, the starless sky laments black and unmoving. The somber hues of an ominous, dark forest are suddenly illuminated under the emerging face of the full moon."
    ~~Kim Elizabeth

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  14. Oooops! Forgot the CROW! How could I have done that??? He is soooooooo cooooooooooooooooool. Will he be named "Edger Allan Crow"? >,-) Like Tasha Tudor did (with her real crow)?

    Gentle hugs,
    "Nothing beats a haunted moonlit night on All Hallows Eve.... And on this fatal night, at this witching time, the starless sky laments black and unmoving. The somber hues of an ominous, dark forest are suddenly illuminated under the emerging face of the full moon."
    ~~Kim Elizabeth

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  15. The squirrel is great. Keeping those toes out of the snow....lol.
    Busily pouring and pouring candles today but just had to pop in.

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  16. So surprised to see all of that snow on the TV news! Winter is on its way!

    Love your fall things, Vee. That crow is so cute!!

    Have a great day!

    Becky
    xo

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  17. I'm glad you weathered the storm OK!

    I love the crow! He will be fun to look at from your window all winter ;)

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  18. Oh my goodness! I'm findng snow storms a little hard to imagine from where I sit at this moment.

    It all looks warm and cozy at your place...despite the blizzard!

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  19. That snow really is something to crow about. I have been watching the news coverage in amazement.
    The atmosphere inside that gift shop sounds perfect for a cold, snowy day. Glad you found some cute things too. Those little lights are precious and look really pretty where you have placed them. So warm and cozy.
    Your photo of the squirrel with that beautiful leaf and snowy background is lovely.

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  20. I kept hearing about the snowstorm and thinking of you and the other eastern bloggers. Glad to see that you, and the crow, weathered it well.

    Enjoy the simple pleasures of every day Monday.

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  21. Hi! Just touring through Bloggyland and thought I'd stop by for a visit from my cousin Leah's blog. Nice site.

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  22. {Okay...talking myself out of coveting those sweet cozy little lights...)

    Vee, I just LOVE your lights...and they do look just right up on your cupboard...along with the window frame and the platters and the turkey and the tea cups! What a lovely vignette!

    Hope you're staying warm today.

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  23. Love the lights!! I am going to the post I missed to find out more about them!

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  24. I did enjoy those lights. I'm glad you have power!

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  25. That was some crazy weather! Loved what you picked up at the gift shop and had to scroll down to see how pretty those lights are.

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  26. I can't even believe you have snow...good grief..
    love that ole crow....:))

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  27. How absolutely once in a hundred and fifty years. . unbelievable. I'm glad you found yourself a few first snow of the season presents to celebrate.
    I love those soft lights..very nice.

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  28. What crazy weather you're having up there! Glad that you didn't lose electrical power. Hope you have a spooktacular evening, my dear...

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  29. The picture of the squirrel would make a great Christmas card. Can't believe you guys are gettin snow this early in the season.

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  30. Love how you described the snow coming and how your new lights glow. I bought some a few months ago and haven't done anything with them yet - you inspire me yet again. Our snow brought the cold temps and of course our furnace decide to conk out. It's back up and running tonight though.

    Stay warm my friend!

    Leann

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  31. Snow in October!!! I don't think it's ever happened here in Arkansas! Our high was 71 degrees today--expecting 74 tomorrow. I NEVER pack the summer clothes away! I do recall a couple of times we received a 12" snow in late March and light snow in April, but never in Fall.
    Love the little fairy lights--do they twinkle?
    V

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  32. I've thought of you, and was hoping all was well with you....
    Hard for me to imagine snow...wow..short sleeve shirts here.

    Glad you have electricity....pretty lights!

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  33. That snowstorm was sure unusual. I was wondering how you were faring. Your home looks so cozy with your glowing hearth. I am wondering what John did preach - or about the conversation you enjoyed together on Sunday morning! Having a snow day is not half bad and sometimes being home-bound brings blessings of the richest kind!
    From across the country....Gwen

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  34. I **LOVE** Edgar Allen Crow! Soo cute and I live the soft soft look of your header..so 'fall-ish'..
    Happy Halloween my little snow-bird!

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  35. I like your crow. I actually like real crows. They are really very smart!

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