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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

In My Own Backyard...


The weather has been so beautiful here this week with high temps around 70, bright blue skies and glorious colors all around.  Monday afternoon I stepped out into the backyard with Dracen, the Darlings, and the Canon and tried my best to digitally capture some of that beauty.

Close up of the leaves from a small Maple tree in the backyard...

View from the sunroom...




One of the many big, beautiful oaks that surround us on all sides...

The Darlings in action...

Weathervane atop the well house...

We threw some old squash out over the fence several weeks back and ended up with several gourds that made their way into my dining room to join the others I had already bought since I had no idea I was growing my own...


My knockout rose bush out front is still in full bloom.  If you look through the dining room window you can see it.  I love eating in there and admiring it.  This old dough bowl belonged to my great-great grandmother.  I filled it with a few of my...ahem...many wine corks and some leaves Dracen picked up a couple of weeks ago...

And speaking of Dracen, here he is making his best shot from the trampoline...

Have  you ever seen a bluer sky?  

Another shot of the maple tree...

This picture reminds me of the motto of the preschool both boys attended, "Mighty oaks from little acorns grow!"...

This holly bush grows just outside my bedroom window.  I love the look of the red berries against the orange and yellow leaves...

I'm not sure who's advising whom here but I think this is a frame worthy shot...

I love the speckles on this majestic canopy of leaves...

Kicking up some leaves with sock feet and little paws... 


This shot was taken from the front yard. It's not often I find myself with the camera in hand at the exact same moment heaven is shining its light down like this. I've always found that so magical.  It takes my breath away...

Thanks for joining me for this glimpse of how fall shows out for us here in my little neck of the woods.  I hope it puts on a good show in your neck of the woods too!   


**This post inspired by Mama Kat's writing prompt, "Fall in your neighborhood! Share some Fall pictures that capture the season in your neck of the woods." and Jenny Matlock's  Alphabe-Thursday's Letter B.




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43 comments:

  1. Perfect! It;s such a lovely time of year.

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  2. great pictures of the perfect fall day thanks for sharing

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  3. Hey, You live in NC, God's Country. It don't get no better. LOL

    Beautiful Pics.

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  4. Beautiful doesn't begin to describe. Wow.

    That was the motto at the daycare I went to.

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  5. Beautiful trees and lovely kids and dogs.

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  6. What a fun way to spend some time!

    Love your little long haired...

    xxoo,

    RMW

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  7. I could spend days in your sunroom, looking out at those beautiful leaves and listening to classical music, while sipping a glass of wine. Your photos are amazing!!

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  8. Such wonderful photos! The little boy with his dog and the last one of the sunlight filtering through the trees are my favorite!

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  9. I can't even begin to tell you how jealous I am!

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  10. I have to admit Berry is gorgeous, especially this time of year. Your photo's are beautiful. I especially loved the sunlight one and of Dracen and doggie.

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  11. Fantastic pictures!

    I love fall. I find that when I'm out delievering mail in the oddest of places I stop and find the most beautiful sights.

    God is among us. Everyday.

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  12. love the leaves,
    impressive stuff.

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  13. Those shots really capture fall (and boyhood and doghood) well! I enjoyed your post!

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  14. Beautiful shots Diane. I love that last one with sunlight through the trees. Gorgeous color.

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  15. Those colors Diane, simply breathtaking!

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  16. Lovely photos.

    That sunroom view looks very welcoming.

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  17. The oak tree photo is gorgeous and the sunroom looks warm (oh, how I'd like to be warm). And we did that w/avocado. Tossed out its pit and had no idea we were growing our own.

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  18. Hi Diane,
    Love your photos! The one of your son and the dog is so precious. We had a gorgeous Fall here in UT this year, but the leaves have now all fallen. Your view is breathtaking. Love the sun shining down in your front yard. Hubby and I visited N.C. three years ago. What a beautiful place it was. I loved every minute of our time there. Your runner is so sweet. Glad you visited me. Not showing your followers this morning. I will be back to follow you. Have a wonderful day!

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  19. Can I come live with you just for the fall? At least, stay in your sunroom for a while? Gorgeous!!

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  20. Beautiful pictures!! Gorgeous! I absolutely love the view from your sunroom, I don't think I'd ever leave that place ;)

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  21. There are so many wonderful images, can't decide which is my favorite!

    A boy and a dog, running through the leaves, a gorgeous Fall sky or those heavenly beams of light sent down as a gift from above...

    Just exquisite!

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  22. Fall is beautiful in your neck of the woods! BTW, love love the color of your dining room! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  23. What a beautiful yard you have! I love the dogs!

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  24. Wow! That last photo, especially, is amazing - looks like I need to get myself to the East Coast, pronto.

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  25. Beautiful pictures! You're right: that one of Dracen and his pup is definitely frame-worthy! Such love...

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  26. Wow - beautiful fall pictures! I live in NC, too :) But there aren't tons of trees right in my neighborhood because it's newer construction.

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  27. Wonderful pictures!! Love the colors of fall!!

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  28. Wonderful photos. Your pups and your boy are so cute. That last shot definitely needs to be enlarged and framed. It's breathtaking!

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  29. Love the little paws and sock feet! So, so sweet.

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  30. these are stunning. I've been reading a bit around your blog this morning, and it is also stunning. In every sense. Thank you for sharing your story.

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  31. Pretty trees - I'll have to take some pictures of the yard this weekend.

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  32. They are all great, but I love the last one. I always think that when I see the sun filter through the clouds like that!

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  33. Stunning photos! That last one is my fave!

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  34. These photos? ARE AMAZING. Holy cow at the last one. That's framed and on the wall worthy. Great post! Look forward to reading more next week. :)

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  35. Boys, dogs and fall leaves. It just doesn't get much better than this.

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  36. Looks like you DO have some backyard beauty...and cute dogs, to boot!

    I missed the posting deadline for Alphabe-Thursday this week...feel free to stop by, tho... :)

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  37. Wow? That is truly a beautiful view. Just gorgeous.
    Dana

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  38. Holy smokes! That's your backyard? That last photo is amazing!

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  39. Diane! Wow! Your backyard is like a park! I had to laugh out loud at the pictures of the doxies running! Aren't they fabulous little dogs?!?

    Thanks for a beautiful link for the letter B.

    Your home and your family is wonderful.

    A+

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  40. Wow! I can't believe how beautiful your backyard is! That's just amazing to be able to see so many colors of autumn without leaving the house :)

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  41. That last photo is phenomenal! The light is so pretty shining through the trees! And your leaf photos are all so gorgeous. You are lucky to have such a wonderful view through your windows.

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