Beautiful picture to the end of a perfect day.
This was taken at the end of our street at the Niagara River and Canada across it. Photo credit to my niece, Britt for taking the picture while Chase held up the sun!
Such a peaceful place to watch a sunset
The view of our ice pond
New York in the fall should be considered one of the “wonders of the world”. It is spectacular. The air is crisp and smells of leaves and frosty air, the streams, rivers and lakes are filling up offering clear and cold water, the wildlife is roaming around more freely in search of tasty treats under the fallen leaves, and the skies overhead are more blue and full of white puffy clouds than ever.
We enjoy this time of year for trail riding, hiking, 4 wheeling, and relaxing. Here are some wonderful pictures from just one weekend on our property. I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I did living them!
Our ice pond is stunning. It’s called the “ice pond” as it is a pond we built shallow enough so it will freeze quickly and be used for ice skating all winter long.
The leaves are such a beautiful backdrop. I can’t get enough of their colors!
Riding the horses with the sounds of the leaves under their feet and a happy dog chasing blowing leaves.
Pumpkin sales, carving and trick or treating (Bruizer and Two Bit of the book the Outsiders) end one of the most beautiful months.
And a sneak peek at the beautiful cabin we finally have for our campground by the ice pond. More on that in my next post……..
If you look closely you will see this strange situation happening. This sunflower is growing out of a crack in a dead tree by our garden. It’s amazing how mother nature works!!
We fill a few of our bird feeders with sunflower seeds so a bird must have had a nest in this tree at some point. But how it started and found it’s way out of a crack into the sunlight is amazing to me.
We spent this past week at Long Beach in Canada. You can see by this picture taken our first early evening there EXACTLY why we love this place.
I am playing catch up but will post more about our stay with fun pictures, the wonderful book I finished reading (which could not have been more appropriate for this vacation) and the historical house that captivates me!
Yesterday evening the clouds with the sun behind them were so beautiful it looked like they were painted in a perfect sky. Sitting on our back deck chatting with my mother and watching the kids jump on the trampoline after a very long day of housework, barn chores, and gardening, it was the perfect scene to relax with especially with one of my favorite beautiful trees coming back to life after the winter. I love that weeping willow tree!
We live 15 minutes away from Niagara Falls. Here are some pictures of what it looks like right now with the pictures from last spring. The first set of pictures is the Falls.
The second set is a picture of the rapids leading up to the Falls.
It’s an amazing sight to see so I wanted to share it. You can find more pictures on our local news stations page
here: Niagara Falls Frozen
It was just starting to get dark when I took the dogs for their walk tonight. The trees are beautiful welcoming you into our woods.
On the other side the horses are enjoying their last bit of pasture grass as it’s now starting to slow down on growth.
This beautiful orange yellow tree greets you as you enter the woods
About 1/4 mile back you will cross the creek which is beginning to fill up now after being mainly dry for the past few months. The bridge is covered in fallen leaves and makes a beautiful crunch sound while crossing
And the opening to the hard woods is where you end up next about 1/2 mile further. The smell in this area draws me in and the beauty of the leaves is stunning even at dusk. You can see a newly fallen dead tree has now changed the look of the entrance since I walked last
On another trail home this stark collection of birch trees watches you pass. Their leaves are almost gone but even in the bareness, the white of their bark is something to behold
And you have come full circle after 45 minutes where the horses didn’t notice you were gone
But they will come to see you when you get close for a quick pat to their neck
And a good scratch on the tree
This is how I find my inner peace 🙂
Photo Courtesy of my neighbor, Liane
This year we have seen some of the most amazing skies. Never have I been so in awe of the beauty above us. This picture was taken on our local thruway over Tonawanda, NY. The colors were spectacular!!
At the antique shop we visited the other day (read about it here), the tween found this shell box. It was only $5.00 she explained and was full of tiny shells she just KNEW she needed. My first thought was…HOARDER. Ok, I’m sorry but she is. She just LOVES junk and junk which has lots of extra pieces is even more appealing. But it is her allowance (they feed the animals in the afternoons while I am at work and clean stalls) and I let her spend it.
Shell box and $1.00 glass pieces
Well to my surprise, she really did NEED that junk. When I came home from work yesterday she asked me about a shadow box I had purchased that was too small and we never returned it. I gave it to her along with some glue and this is what she created:
M is for Meghan one of her best friends
She took the shells and complemented them with some pretty glass rocks from our local dollar store. She then decorated the frame. She used every little shell in that box.
It is all drying today and she will save it to give to her friend as a Christmas present.
Hmmm….maybe she isn’t just a hoarder after all 🙂
My two newest antique tins
I am the “tin girl”. I do have a heart, but I will never have enough antique tins. Not just any tins, they have to be ones that call to me. They catch my eye and whisper softly “I have a history….if only I could share”. So the lucky select ones that I know came from some place special in their past get to come home with me.
I found these two last night at an antique store near the place my daughter has her voice lessons. I took my mother, son and his friend along as they all wanted to visit this shop. We spent and hour there, went and picked up my daughter from voice and returned to spend another hour browsing. I love that my kids can appreciate antiques and love to look at the old items and ask questions or read about them. We all left with a little something.
These two tins will now find a resting place in my home. Here are a few more from my collections which are scattered throughout our home.
my new talcum powder rests next to one I already had in our bathroom medicine cabinet
These are both denture powder tins and the little jar on top is violet oil
bath salts, little souvain pain killer tin, face powder, antiseptic all adorn this shelf
Necco tin, creamette pasta, Hershey’s candy, boric acid, toffee candy phone booth, old Buffalo Sabres hockey beer bottle
these little 3 are all antique tins from throat lozenges
These 3 are tobacco, pastilles, old playing cards