Friday, August 17, 2012

~Sign of the Season ~

The last few days have been spectacular around here. The hint of fall is
in the air. If you're like me you're ready for cooler temperatures. 
I'm personally ready to shove Summer out the door and let the new season
in, gracefully and hopefully pretty. Have many of you wondered
whether we'll have a beautiful fall? Some say moisture doesn't 
make a difference others do, I'm wondering what your thoughts are. 
Since the weather has been cooler that means more walks
for the dogs and for me. Due to the drought the yard
and flowers aren't the prettiest so there hasn't been a whole
lot of that to share with you this year. The small spruce
tree just to the North of the garage has been 
producing these sweet pine cones. 
This year the top
of the tree is full; they are just so darn cute.

The Crepe Myrtle bushes are still hanging on. I'm 
assuming the cooler temperatures have helped push
the blooming process, for a while I didn't think I 
would see any blooms. 

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I hope all of you have a beautiful weekend. I'll be putting what
I hope is the last of the finishing touches on the shop.
The carpenter is here today putting down the baseboard
a bit of trim around the doors and the weather stripping.
Next week a furniture guy is due to come in and 
take a look at the damage done to the tops of display
pieces while unloading them from the pods. I'm 
ready to put this project to rest. Can't wait to share the 
powder room with you WOW what a transformation
it's taken on. I hope to have pictures to share
with you on Monday. 
With any project there will be finishing
touches to add, but as the commercial says
We've Come Along Way Baby. 
Hugs ~ Lynne ~


Glenda/MidSouth said...

Lots of pine cones for Christmas decor. :) Crepe Myrtles are so pretty and it is nice that they are blooming when most everything else is spent.
Enjoy your weekend.

LV said...

At least, you have a few pretty blooms. In Texas we have very little left. However, today we only reached 98. Maybe is is going start getting somewhat better.

The French Hutch said...

Wow, your tree has a lot of pine cones. I love them in arrangements for Christmas. I love the pretty pink Crepe Myrtles. Mine are white and we plan to plant more this fall in pink/watermellon. Happy Pink Saturday.

The French Hutch

Anonymous said...

HPS to you!

Your spruce tree and cones do look ready for cooler weather!! This has been the summer from you know where and I'm with you. . .ready to kick it out the door!!!

OK...I didn't know we could grow crepe myrtles in MO (I am not a flower person, can you tell???) Yours are so pretty....and since Beverly featured hers today and so did you...I think I must try to plant some in my yard!!

Have a great weekend. Looking forward to seeing your finished shop!!

L, Dana

Dolores said...

Your tree is so beautiful with all the pine cones!
Our Crepe Myrtle is still blooming, but starting to look pitiful...
We're hoping/praying for rain.
I know you must be so happy have your shop almost completed..... Wish I could stroll through it in person, but look forward to pictures.
Take care.... hugs,

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Seeing those tiny cones against all that lovely green..made me want to reach out and hug it. Georgeous! I have many favorite things and you featured a couple of them today. If you and I could get together and shove real hard..maybe we can rid ourselves of Summer. I'm trying, believe me.
Those tree's are just gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing them. Looking forward to seeing the powder room! :)

Fishtail Cottage said...

love this post...the pinecones are so pretty against the greenery... would love to have you link up to the garden party going on over here at Fishtail Cottage...hope to see you! xoxo, tracie

Carol Hurlock said...

Just stopping by from the Pink Saturday Link Up to say the crafter in me wants to pick some of those luscious pine cones for Christmas What a gorgeous picture. I really enjoyed it.

Bear Hugs,

Judy Ann Lincicum said...

Lynne, that has to be the prettiet spruce tree I've ever seen. Each one of those darling pinecones look perfect and the tree looks so healthy!
and what a welcome sight at the height of our heat here in Arizona! I want my favorite season, Fall, to be here so badly, so I'm so glad your shared this beauty with us! Same thing with the crepe myrtle, such strong colors and so healthy looking. Thanks for sharing, Lynne. Looking forward to seeing your new space all finished!