Well here we are on the verge of September - 2 days to go and we turn the calendar to another month and a changing of seasons coming our way - my favorite one. We have had a wonderful and busy summer - with a few challenges thrown in for good measure - who doesn't have them. So I'm ready to move forward to cool days, chilly nights, fires and a great sweatshirt - seriously you just can't beat a good sweatshirt to snuggle in to. I hope it's a long and glorious fall to make up for the winter that wouldn't end this year.
I walked out onto the end of the dock this evening and turned around to head back to the house and was surprised by how many leaves have started to fall and little bits here and there that are starting to turn on the trees.
You can see in that picture that our beloved Elm tree that has given this house and the cabin before lots of shade over the years - has lost it's battle with Elm disease. That is the tree last year that housed a new little family of baby squirrels that we enjoyed watching. So that tree and the one in front will be taken down later this year - probably in November. The house will certainly take on a different look when they are gone - but we aren't sure we will replace them - the openess might be nice.
As I said in yesterdays post I wanted to share a special gift that I received from one of the peeps. I won't go into detail as to why she felt she wanted to do this - but I was blown away by her generosity for a thank you.
This beautiful quilt is one I have admired in her home a lot and talked several times about making one - but of course that hasn't happened. I didn't want to accept it - it felt like to much - but she wanted me to have it - so now it lives at the Farmhouse - meant to be used she told me over and over again. I love the design and the rich colors of the fabrics. I will treasure this quilt as I treasure her friendship. I am blessed to have the friendship of some pretty amazing peeps, beeps, woolies and other special women in my life. As with my precious family I would be lost without them.
So tomorrow is Friday and the holiday weekend will kick into gear. Our kids will be home and it will be a great time spent with them. Mr. Farmhouse is having his butt severaly kicked by this bronchitis crap. I'm hoping that the new med they gave him today will step up and do the job the other one wasn't doing so that he can enjoy the weekend more. I hope for a beautiful night free of any wind so that we can have a blaze going and burn down that pile of sticks
So come on back tomorrow or sometime this weekend and check out the giveaway I'm going to do for accomplishing an almost perfect month of blogging. It just might snap your socks