Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Welcome Autumn Hodge Podge

 The questions:


1. It's fall y'all. What's something you love about this season and also something you don't? 

2. When you think of the colors of fall, which one is your favorite? Is there somewhere you could easily day trip to see the leaves in all their glory? Will you? 

3. What's one thing you've let 'fall' by the wayside during this season of staying home and staying away? 

4. If you're wearing a sweater is it most likely a cardigan, crew neck, v-neck, or zip up hoodie? 

5. What's your secret to dealing with change? 

6.  Insert your own random thought here.

The Answers:

1. Autumn is my favorite time of year for all the usual reasons: apples, pumpkins, leaves, crisp days, cozy sweaters, hearty meals, extra blankets on the bed...

Something I don't like about fall is Halloween. Why, when all the world is showing the glory of God, must I look at a witch splatted on the side of my neighbor's home? 😣

2. Even though yellow is my favorite color, red is my favorite autumn color. It looks like a great year for reds this year! 

3. Though I have been home a lot, I have not felt like "creating home." I'll try to do better this autumn. 

4. a hoodie

5. Oh I hope someone has the answer to this because I sure don't. The best I can offer is to "Trust in The Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thy own understanding."

6. For my regular readers, my daughter has sold her home (closing in late October) and will be relocating permanently up north on the river. When I visited my doctor today, I pulled into my daughter's place to take some photos before it's too late. I think I'll miss that place, but she is sure that she won't. 




She's trading the above for the below...







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34 comments:

  1. I love autumn as well for warm sweaters and hoodies. Your daughter's new place is stunning and I am sure you will love it!

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  2. Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year. Your daughters new place looks amazing!

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  3. Lovely outdoor photos Vee....oh the other hand....WE love Halloween....fabulous fun memories and love the children ....love everything about the season!!!

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    1. Halloween simply does not square with my faith. It is because so many enjoy it that I usually skate out of Blogdom in October, only visiting like-minded bloggers. See you in November! 😉

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  4. I had said that the only thing I don't like about fall is the fact that winter is coming. I forgot all about Halloween! No, I don't like it either, and for the same reasons.

    (This is funny; I am commenting on your blog and I see a comment from you now sliding into my Inbox!)

    You will miss having Laurel closer by, I know. It seems as if she just built that house! I'm not sure I could leave those Campfire roses. So glorious. On the other hand, those hydrangeas and river view are pretty sweet.

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  5. Ha on your neighbor...and as for Laurel, I know you will miss having her close by. I sure love her new place though (gosh and Maine is forever on my mind--except, I am not to happy about your new voting process).

    Beautiful photos my friend. Hope you have a lovely day.

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    1. Ranked voting? That's how we got Jared Golden...man of few ethics.

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  6. What I remember most about Laurel's current house is those beautiful roses. That would be hard to leave although the new place looks very appealing. I could sit by that river for hours. Too bad it means she will be further away.

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  7. Autumn is my favorite time of year but I sure hate to think of Winter coming. Even with the river close by I don't think I could leave the beautiful yard and house that Laurel has now.

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  8. Wow! It looks like your daughter has found a beautiful home in a great place! I would want to go exploring! Fall is my least favorite season so I try extra hard to make it nice every year. Enjoy your week! Keep that sweater and throw handy for the cool mornings!

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    1. You are a first! I have never heard of anyone whose least favorite season is fall. 😊

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  9. I had a hard time with something I didn't like about Fall but you and others came up with some good ones! I think your answer to #5 is spot on. That is a big change for your daughter but her new place does look ideal with that natural water source. Does it babble or does it roar? I'm sure you'll miss having her closer to you. I'm a huge fan of Autumn! I'd love to roadtrip to Maine...
    Have a good day dear Vee!

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    1. It's not much of a babbling river. Even now, after a season with very little rain, the current is strong.

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  10. Great answers to HP, Vee.

    Sorry your daughter is moving - guess that's a change to try and embrace, huh? Looks like she's found a treasure though. Hope it isn't TOO far away? Boy your pics of her roses - whew - they're gorgeous!

    Funny, I don't and never have owned a hoodie. I have always had long hair and hoods and long hair don't work well together. Though I did just chop off 8 inches myself the other day. LOL. I am blaming Covid.

    I am def a v-neck or cardigan wearing sweater wearin gal.

    Love Autumn. I don't decorate for Halloween - haven't in years. Sure nice having bright blue skies, sunny days and having the windows open. Right now I have my favorite Autumn candle burning.

    Hugs.

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  11. Hello dear Vee. I too love Fall and some of my favorite colors are the deep reds with a splash of gold. I love the cooler temps and just wish they would stay that way. But in Florida...we up and down in temps. Today, it's nice. One of my go scriptures is Trust the Lord that you have quoted. Good luck to your daughter and as always, so good to see a post from you dear lady. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  12. Fall is my absolute favorite time of year and it's way too short! We went to Rainbow Lake in Buena Vista, CO and just got home last Friday. It was beautiful with all the Aspens starting to change and we arrived to 14" of snow that melted quickly. I'm loving the cooler weather and prefer clothes that cover more of my body. Congrats to your daughter on her new home! Its sounds wonderful!

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  13. I have so much to say here, so I'm just going to jump in and I'll probably leave something out.

    I just said to someone this morning, "What's not to like about fall?" And then I read your post and remembered that there is certainly something not to like about fall, and you have voiced it perfectly! My Kati's due date was November 1st and I prayed all along that she would not be born a day early on Halloween. Instead she came a day late and I was most grateful. Not that we would have done a single thing differently if she had been born on that day (because we basically ignore it and celebrate all things seasonal), but I am still happy that she waited.

    I think your answer to question 5 is spot on! What else are we to do when life and times are changing all around us but to trust Him, and trust His leading and His love and His sovereignty?! There is no other way!

    I'm not sure whether to be happy or sad that Laurel is moving. (Which are you? Both?) I am sure that it was difficult to be traveling back and forth so much and hard to have her fur babies here and there. And it is wonderful that she has a new job that she enjoys and good to live nearer to her work. But . . . oh, the sad part is being further away from you! Will you go and stay with her often?

    Sorry to be such a chatterbox today. And I am remembering that I still have not answered your email that I promised to do . . .

    {{{Hugs}}} and happy fall to you!!

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    1. Trying to keep my grin on as regards Laurel's new home. I had hoped that she would try a winter up there before selling her custom built home in the more temperate region. She's a big girl and perfectly capable of arriving at her own decisions. I like both properties very much; I do not like both locations as well. Doubtful that I will be spending much, if any, time with her. There's not much room.

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  14. It looks to me like your daughter is going to have an adventuresome life in her new home. It looks pretty remote and "up the river" usually means colder and wilder! If I were a younger person, I would love it, but maybe not so much in the dead of winter. But she is young and probably very capable of making the most of it. I bet the fall colors will be magnificent! Enjoyed your answers and hope that you have a happy fall! We are having a lovely fall day here in Florida today! So I don't have to feel too envious of the rest of you! LOL. Blessings...

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  15. I know you are happy for Laurel ....but a little sad at the same time. It would be hard for me to leave such a beautiful place and so close to family....

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  16. Oh, such mixed feelings! You will miss having Laurel close by, but our grown children do what they want and we just keep on loving them! I love fall, but not Halloween. I was born the day before and my eldest daughter the day after, so there is plenty of celebrating going on that has nothing to do with witches and such. I do give out candy to the neighbourhood kids as a relationship building exercise. It's a rainy fall day here today. I'm ready to light the fires.

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  17. Laurel's new home has beautiful views that I would enjoy very much. I would very much like to see your lovely changing Autumn leaves. I too, love the red leaves sprinkled among the yellow and orange. I hope you will indulge your readers with some of the glorious colors that you have.
    PS - the roses at Laurel's original home are so pretty and so healthy!

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  18. I do love fall and for all the reasons everyone has said. I don't like that it's a prelude to winter, the holiday stress, and then months of bleak skies and feelings of being isolated. I lean towards mustard colors, although I've been wearing a bit of rusty orange tee shirts lately I snagged at Gap for a song. And I like cardigans so I can take them off if I get warm.

    Finally, I didn't see much of your daughter's first home, but the new one appeals to my love of nature and adventure!

    Take care, Vee,

    Jane

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  19. I know you will miss having Laurel near you, but it sure looks like a great place for long visits. ~wink~
    I enjoyed your answers, the verse you quoted is a favorite of mine,as a matter of fact, I was quoting verse 6 along with 5 in the wee hours of the morning today!
    Sending lots of love and prayers for continued good health.
    Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comment, the girls are all grown up now, we always enjoyed their visits to the farm we sure made wonderful memories with them.

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    1. All grown up? When did that happen? How grown up are they? 🤦🏻‍♀️

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  20. Number 5, the only way to deal with change I think.
    Not crazy about Halloween either.
    Glad to hear your daughter sold her house but sad for you that she will be moving away from you. It does look like a great place to be moving to though.

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  21. Like you, I have no love for Halloween. You expressed that very well.

    As for #5, I'm with you. Trust the Lord through it all. Just keep trusting.

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  22. Your answer to #5 was spot on! Hope your daughter's heart will be filled with happiness in her new home.

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  23. Beautiful photos, Vee. I can't tell you how many people questioned us selling our farm and moving to the 'city' but I don't regret it in the least. Moving on and making more great memories. Maybe that's how your daughter feels too. I hope all goes well. And even if it doesn't appear so, behind the scenes it truly is. God bless you!

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  24. Stephanie's family are to visit in a few weeks. I'm hoping there are some Autumn leaves left but then again, we can't compete with what she has in New England! We haven't seen them in nearly 1 1/2 years.

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    1. How wonderful! Yes, it is time for a visit from the New England peeps. They will enjoy having a second autumn.

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  25. What I like about Fall, in addition to the lovely colors here in New England, are seeing piles of leaves and colorful pumpkins and scarecrows and the cooler temps. What I don't like is that it's too short. Orange is my favorite color followed by reds and yellows. We will be day tripping to various places both in NH and neighboring NE states to see the colors.I've let many things fall by the wayside, including sorting through photo albums. I prefer a crewneck when I wear a sweater. Like so many others, I only wish there was a secret to dealing with all the changes going on this year, but just trying not to be overwhelmed is my approach.
    You daughter's new (and old) homes look lovely and while the new location may present different challenges in winter weather it looks like a great place and hope you get to spend much time there.

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  26. I do love your daughter’s ww home, Vee, but I’m sure you have mixed feelings about her moving. However, congratulations to her in the sale of her house. Halloween isn’t my favorite, but I still have little grands that are excited about it. Enjoy the beauty of Fall and all the coziness that comes with it.

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  27. Autumn is also my favorite season! It changes quickly here so I make sure to go out and enjoy the beautiful color. We get a lot of yellow and some orange leaves here, not much red. Against our deep blue skies those colors look especially beautiful. Colorado is usually very sunny, even in winter, which I love!
    I think your daughter made the right decision to move into her home up north so she won't commute all winter. I know you'll miss her being close but I hope she will visit often and maybe you can spend time with her up north and enjoy the change of pace?

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