Saturday, October 10, 2015

SLOW AND LAZY AUTUMN

Not too much going on in the Salmagundi household.
 I've been working on a project that isn't even worthy of pictures.  When I made the cushions for our dining room chairs a couple of years ago, I used straps with velcro to fasten them to the chairs.  Over the long haul with the wear the chairs receive, the velcro just wasn't working anymore.  I'm replacing the straps with
 ties -- slow, boring work!
The sun is setting in the west much earlier these days; but Autumn is lazy like I am, I guess.  We haven't even had a freeze yet, so the flowers still are looking good.
With the cooler nights, however, the vegetable garden is ready to be put to bed.  As he always does, Bob brought the pumpkin crop around to the front of the house in the old red wagon.  The wagon was brand new and shiny when our 47-year-old son was a toddler.  It's hauled a lot of stuff and kids over the years.  I just noticed it was a "Radio Astronaut" model.  Astronauts were the heroes of the day in the late 1960s -- true, real-life super heroes!
I should get out there and do something creative with those pumpkins on the front porch. 
If only I wasn't having such a lazy, enjoyable autumn!!!

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A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday
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Have a Daily Cup for Share Your Cup Thursday
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9 comments:

Shelia said...

Hi Sally! Oh, I love your snaps today! You grew those pumpkins? Oh, I'm jealous. I love your son's little olden wagon. I've been looking for one at a garage sale. I would just love to have one. The pumpkins look so sweet in it. To answer your question, I wrapped everything up really well and poked the scale and everything into my suitcase and checked it!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

BarberryLane Designs said...

OH, JOY! Yesterday we gave Granddaughter (3) a brand new American Flyer wagon with the wood sides. My daughter-in-law sent me pics this morning of her sitting in it in the living room after breakfast, she wanted to sleep in it last night----my boys also had one from my parents...I think that is one of the quintessinal reminders of childhood we have in common, if we are lucky enough. Thanks, your post made me laugh again, because it all started at the pumpkin far too. Sandi

Snap said...

Slow and lazy autumn sounds good to me. Your garden is lovely. So nice that it is still hanging in ... wonderful color. Love your pumpkins in the Flyer. I used to grow pumpkins for the neighborhood (in a former life in New Mexico). Great way to show them off. I had a little red wagon ... even older than your son! Fun post.

xinex said...

Enjoy Autumn, Sally! Your flowers are gorgeous and the pumpkins can wait....Christine

Have a Daily said...

Sally, just keep on being lazy and enjoy fall! I actually love the pumpkins in the wagon and would just pull them around by your front door. Flowers were still lovely at our home as well, but I'll see what they look like when we return from New England. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
Hugs,
Jann

Art and Sand said...

Your flowers are beautiful and I love the little wagon.

Art and Sand said...

Your flowers are beautiful and I love the little wagon.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Your flowers look amazing this late in the season! I'm really enjoying the unseasonable weather. But I do want to get up north to see some color while it happens. Lazy is the way it should be this time of year! Glad to hear you are enjoying it!

The Charm of Home said...

Your flowers are beautiful around your house. Enjoy autumn with no regrets! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!