Friday, November 9, 2012

Finally, the sun

I awoke to sunshine – something I hadn't seen in what seemed like several weeks. I think it really has been several weeks, to tell the truth. I have the day off because yesterday was parent-teacher conferences at our school and I we were all there until 8:00 last night.

Today I sat outside in my pajamas and a long sweater with my morning cup of coffee. It is so darn beautiful on the little front porch with the sunshine on my face. I went inside for the camera and put on the macro lens for some early morning light close-ups.

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South side of the manor house.

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Hardly any leaves left on the hickory tree out front.

I love their golden color.

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Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts.  It's what you do with what you have left.  ~Hubert Humphrey

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Sometimes you feel like a nut.

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Sometimes you don’t.

And now I want an Almond Joy.

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My husband and I went for a long ride in the car this morning, taking George along with us. We headed up to Amish country and my husband bought some new Carhart clothing (his favorite). It’s the first time he’s driven that far in the new car. His eyesight is so much better after the radiation treatments. Things are quiet which is how I like them.

Looking forward to a quiet weekend here. Except tonight – I’m planning on going out with some old friends. Woot!

Has this week seemed long or what?

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mudmaven said...

Gorgeous photos - George seems to be enjoying the sun as well. I love the HH quote! ~chris

Caroline said...

I always feel like a nut!!! Have a great time tonight...sounds like fun. And have a nice quiet weekend after that! :)

Country Gal said...

I am a nut hehe ! Lovely post and photos . I to go out in my jammies and take photos in the mornings as far as I read on other blogs a lot of us snap happy bloggers do ! Just something about PJ's and photography maybe we are making a new fashion statement lol . Enjoy your evening out and have a wonderful weekend !

Gail said...

Have a nice time out...that doesn't sound right. Any way enjoy your fun and your weekend.

Low Tide High Style said...

Enjoy your dinner get together tonight, and I'm glad you had a nice day off. My son is a huge Carhart fan too, I'm just bummed they are no longer made in the USA after all of these years.

I love George doing a little sunbathing, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Nellie said...

Glad you had some sunshine today! Good to hear the radiation made a difference in your husband's eyesight. George really knows how to pose!:) Have a great week-end, Kate!

Cloudia said...

going out on a Friday night!

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Candace said...

You all deserve some sunshine and I'm so glad your husband is doing well.

BB said...

Glad you sent some water our way!! Love your nut pics... I covet your macro!!

Love the quote you used too - sending it to my sister who needs it at the moment.

Anonymous said...

The sun has been gone for a while here too, but we are getting much, much needed rain. Someone told me last week that it had been 48 days since the last rain....gees that was in the summertime. New Mexico can be dry, but not like this. There is even a little white stuff on the very tips of our high mountains.
When you said your husband and you took a long ride, I smiled knowing how wonderful that can be for the three of you. So, so happy that he is better. And don't the men look great in those Carharts??? I know my honey does too. After I told him so, he really goes out of his way to wear those instead of just jeans.
George looks stunning in sunshine❤
peace n abundance,

Hilary said...

i love that about what you do with what you have left.
I am going to try to remember that one.

Karen said...

Now I'm having a craving for an Almond Joy too...

So glad the radiation is working!...

Have a great weekend, Kate!

Hilary said...

Lovely, golden pics, Kate.. and that Geroge.. sigh! Enjoy your evening. :)

beth said...

isn't it amazing how a sunny day and some macro shots can lift you right up !

it's exactly how our day was....a long drive, sunshine everywhere, a few macros {the darn wind limited me} and hot tea...and now we're home, snuggling.

i hope your sunday is a great one !!....xo

sharon said...

I love the colors of Autumn leaves. Great to hear you have sunshine. We've had wind like no other. Batten down the hatches cause the wind is sweeping down the plains.

Kacey Pickens said...

I, too love sitting out in the sunshine sipping my coffee. Such a nice way to start a day. That and a late morning in jammies!

mrs mediocrity said...

This just made me smile all over the place. xoxo

The JR said...

All I saw for the past 2 days was a leaves flying every where.

Gosh awful windy.

TexWisGirl said...

glad things are going well - or quiet. that's good. :)

Lili said...

Oh man, just had an almond joy craving. thanks for that. xo