10.09.2008

Lovely Fall View and A New Girl in Town

Just wanted to share a little Autumn grandeur with y'all...


This is the view from the side porch of my house. The view was one of the biggest selling points for the Hubby and me. We bought the house in the spring and loved the view then, but little did we know what a treat we were in for when fall hit! There is nothing like autumn in New England!

I have a little confession to make, however. This photo was actually taken last fall. The color looks almost identical right now, but the Hubby has turned the side porch into a makeshift workshop right now, and the view I really have when I look out the window right now is one of blue tarp that he nailed to the posts to keep the rain out so that he could actually get our bathroom/laundry room finished. (I know you all thought that it would never be finished, but it's getting closer...I'm not going to even guess when it will actually be ready, however, so we'll all just have to wait and see...there is a good story behind the delay, but I'll save that for when it's actually ready...but I digress (Really? you're saying to yourself.)) On to other things...


This lovely photo is a circa 1970's picture of my little sister Holly and me. Weren't we cute? (I love her wrinkle-nosed smile) And why am I sharing this lovely bit of my past with you? Well, she is the reason that I started blogging in the first place. We live about as far apart as two people can live and still be in the contiguous 48 states, and we are best friends. We each have 4 kids, and neither of us has met one another's youngest. That is really hard. So she harangued me to start a blog to keep up on each other's day to day lives...and I did. And since turnabout is fair play, I've been haranguing her to start a creative blog, simply because she is one of the most creative people I know. So she did. You can find her here. Please go pay her a visit. She really just started her blog a couple of days ago, but I promise if you check on her once in a while you won't be disappointed. Just promise me you'll come back and see me again once you do. She'll act all modest and everything, but she really got all the good genes in the family... creative and otherwise...but there's no sibling rivalry here, nosiree, not here. Uh uh. Not me. But seriously folks, take a peek, you'll love her. I do. And seriously, please come back here again too. ;-)

15 comments:

Half of the Style Sisters said...

Ohhh I want to live there! I love the fall season so much. I lived in New Jersey for a few years as a kid and I have the best memories of the fall season there. Big tree lined streets with massive amounts of colorful leaves. Your photo brings back sweet memories. Thank you for sharing.

I will go and check out your sisters blog. Here is a link to my sisters as well. www.thechildrensnest.blogspot.com and my daughters www.peterandmadeline.blogspot.com

Angie said...

That scenery is gorgeous! I'd have to drive a few hours north to see trees like that. I am going to check out your sister' blog and welcome her to blogland!

Holly said...

You Turkey!! I beg to differ about the genes, among other things. But thank you for singing my praises, regardless. I too love the fall colors. I miss them, sigh.

duchess said...

That view would have sold me too.
Glad you've got your color - ours is just starting.

Carrie said...

How beautiful I will check out your sister blog.

Darlene said...

Oh Wendy what gorgeous views from your home!! You girls are just too cute!!

I will go check out your sister's blog. Isn't it neat that through blogs, relatives can keep up with your activities even when we don't see them. I am glad she started blogging too and I will go visit her.

Holly said...

WOW SIS, you sent a world my way!!! I had no idea the powers you posess. :) Since I only know how to make things up as I go along, and I am already getting inqiries,...YOU need to do a pixie tutorial. Pretty, pretty please???

Kasey Hunt said...

Beautiful view. I too am really close with my sister. I think it's such a strong bond that really can't be explained in full terms.

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Ooo...a new blog to follow! I'm heading on over...but don't worry, I'll be back. :) Daily.

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Hi, Wendy! How wonderful to be best friends with your sister! What a sweet picture :). I'm going to add you to my blog list, if that's ok?! Love your fall/halloween decor, too!

Blessings,
Stacey

Valarie said...

Y'all look so cute!! So there is another creative one out there! I will go check her out. :)

FARMHOUSE FANCY said...

Beautiful view.. New to your blog.. glad i found it... Thanks for sharing..Toni

Holly said...

Beautiful view! Funny...I have an older sister named Wendy, too (and, as you may have noticed, my name is Holly).

Holly said...

Ha, ha! Saw your comment on my blog and thought it was my sister, until I saw your photo.

Ms. Tee said...

I love your view :) And your little sis is too cute - I've been on vacation & I'm just getting caught up on my blog visiting. I'm going to visit her now!