Pumpkin Cottage

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Monday, September 8, 2014

September: A Door to Favorite Seasons

From September 1 on out through Epiphany
is my most favorite time of the year.

All of it every last bit.
Colors, cool weather, gatherings,
tasty desserts, and hearty meals.
A home full of holiday scents.

Pumpkins, fall colored pansies.
Harvests and feasts.
A road trip or two.  (There are
two planned already.)

School breaks.
Poinsettias.
Crafts.
Cozy family evenings.
Vintage Christmas.


 

































Saturday, September 6, 2014

Nothing ventured, Nothing gained Chaucer c. 1374

I am stretching out our Las Vegas trip.
In reality it went something like this:
No. 1 son arrives at the airport at midnight
from his trip to Canada.  Mr. Lee picks
him up and comes home to wake the family.
Mabel, the van, is packed and ready.  A quick
shower for me, and in the van we go
under the cover of darkness.

We couldn't have left without No. 1
returning because the Get-Along Gang
has a ten-year old insulin dependent cat.

One day and one night in Vegas
Get-Along Gang style.

The High Roller
is like a huge Ferris wheel with
pod.  Pods with a capacity of accommodating
40 people. Miss Holly was not an enthusastic
participant.  There were a few tears shed
and a great deal of fear.  It was
a bit of trauma at first.  In the end,
she relaxed and enjoyed the experience.
At the top position, the pod is 550 feet up
in the air.  The views are amazing.
Night rides are available, too.
































All smiles in the end.  That is
Jacob smiling. 

Please visit again dear readers.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Neon Museum, Bone Yard, Las Vegas

Happiness is a form of courage. 


                                        George Holbrook Jackson

























Dave, our volunteer neon enthusiast
at the Neon Museum, made us excited about the
extraordinary history of
Vegas, gangsters, hotels.  The seedy
side of gaming.
And yes, so very,intrigued about the art of neon.





Monday, September 1, 2014

Marriage Bliss

Mr. Lee knows it was his smile.
His perfect warm smile to first attract me.
Then, his sharp and intelligent wit
that keeps me engaged.

Happy Anniversary.
It continues to be a wild ride.
Mountains and valleys.
Acres of compassion and patience.
The kind of love with capacity for
continued growth.



















they slipped briskly into
an intimacy from which
they never
recovered.

                 F. Scott Fitzgerald

I am a lucky girl... I get to laugh everyday!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Adventures in Junk



Enjoy the little things,
for one day you may look back
and realize they were he big things.
                              Robert Brault
 
























May have to go back to retrieve this beauty.























If only I had room.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Summer Family Time is Fleeting

Life is like a cup of tea
it's all about how you make it.
    found on Pinterest


We are squeezing the last bit of sunshine
from summer.  Hot weather is not
on the long list of my favorite things but
I do love summer for the things it brings.

Dodge Ball















Extra Play















Not necessarily in this order:


1. Beach
2. Fresh sweet fruit and vegtables
3. Long bright days
4. No homework or tests
5. Picnics
6. Fried Chicken
7. Melons
8. The occasional thunder storm
9.  Ice cold tea
10. Road trips


French Fries and Antiquing














Precious family time.