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I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.

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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sunny with a Chance of Football

We've been busy.  All good stuff:  busy with the business, the baby, scrubbing floors and windows, putting up new ceiling fans, going over to Eastern Shore for a Residential Energy Co-op presentation and a great meal of fried oysters and crab cake at The Narrows, and searching for a house for daughter and her family, and, of course, watching Sunday Ravens (they're getting spanked as I write) and Eagles football.  ("Yes", said the English teacher, "this is a run-on sentence"!)

It's been beautiful here and when I went out about an hour ago, noticed it was warmer outside than it is inside our house, and because of the golden yellow leaves, everything has this glow.  We haven't raked, yet, because the trees are still sporting most of their leaves.  I figure next weekend should be the big show down.

I had the absolute worst time trying to place these photos and caption them.  Not use to the new set-up, yet, but this will have to do.  I'm tired of playing with them.

The Last of the Pink Knockouts...



Purple Phlox and a Bumble Bee... (look closely)

                       Raspberries in November

Solar Fountain in a Fall Rose Garden... or Still Tinkling...



10 comments:

Purple Flowers said...

Love that fountain; it looks great! We planted our Spring bulbs on Saturday, and cleaned up the yard. It look winterized - sad, I know. We also organized our back patio furniture etc. So, I guess we are ready for winter.
I love your pink knock-out. It's so nice to see purple phlox; it reminds me of summertime.

Karen said...

Love your photos.
It sure was a beautiful day outside. Warmer outside than in my house too.
I went outside and gave my car a much needed car wash this afternoon.

Jay said...

You have such beautiful landscaping. It's been sunny and warm here too. Even "turn the air on during the afternoon" warm. Kinda weird, really.

And there are leaves everywhere here too. They used to clean up all the leaves here, but they don't anymore. They don't really keep up the grounds either though.

Cheryl said...

I especially like the picture of the chairs in the leaves. I haven't picked up a rake yet. Soon.

I haven't notices anything different about posting pictures. Hmmm.

susansmusings said...

Those chairs have disappeared!

I'm so impressed that you have raspberries now! It's getting cold here and everything is dying off. I've been busy getting everything ready for winter.

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Pretty pictures! The pink knockout and purple phlox are lovely. Wish I had a fountain that tinkled - so relaxing.

Palm Springs Savant said...

I LOVE these photos Kathy- the bee is cute

Amy said...

Such beautiful pictures! Glad to hear you have been good busy! Your crab cakes & oysters meal sounds delicious!
The Jets aren't doing too well either. They started out the season witk a lot of promise but let's just say I was glad they were off this past weekend!

beachgirl said...

I do miss fall sometimes. But my allergies don't miss it. I love the pictures.
I have no idea how to caption the pictures. I post them one way and they show up in a different order when posted. Oh well. I am so technically challenged.

Have an awesome day.

jane said...

go eagles!... (you see how easy i can go from the phillies to the eagles...) happy week kathy!