Sunday, November 9, 2008


Today it finally feels like Fall. I think our highs will be in the 40s and 50s all week, and we're expecting some rain.

When we got back from Florida all the leaves had begun to fall; had a yard full at our house. Eler Beth loves to rake and make a big pile to play in every year, but I like to have them on the yard for a while (until I figure the neighbors are getting irritated!) because I love the way it looks and I love the way it feels to walk through them and the sound of them crunching under my feet. But I let her rake up some yesterday and she and the neighbor kids played in them. Ranulf (my cat) started running and jumping in them, too; he'd tunnel into them and then pop up out of them.

He camouflages well, doesn't he?

Starting to get back into a routine here. It took me a couple of days to rest up. Eler Beth's classes will start back up tomorrow. Usually this time of the year I enter an apology ahead of time for not being around as much or making very many entries, so I am doing that now. I may be here often, or I may not, it just depends. Usually until after the first of January I never know what I'm doing from one day to the next. It's a busy time. Also my brother will be having surgery next month, and he has several pre-surgery appointments before then, so I'll be helping out with those as much as possible.
Because it is so chilly here today, I thought I'd leave you with a few sunny pictures from Florida.

Lemons on my sister's lemon tree.

Early morning fishing from the pier.

Getting acquainted with the beach on the first day.

Having a lot of fun on the last day.


Ora said...

Hi...have missed you alot..and Eler Beth also...gotta check out her blog...I am happy to have you back...and glad you enjoy the leaves...I do too...but am also happy when they are gone LOL..and is cold here in Lexington today...actually the first we have had the heat come on...feels good too..and hopefully the rain will fall...LOL..wellcome back blogger!!! hugs and God Bless..Ora

Yasmin said...

Winter is here alive and well in the UK, love the photo of your cat, hiding in the made me smile. Great photo's of the Beach and Eler Beth thanks for sharing.

Take care


Pamela said...

Your pictures are beautiful. Love the one of your cat hiding in the leaves! That's cute! Glad you're doing ok.

Heather said...

That last picture is GREAT!
It's cool here today as well. It's even cloudy...

Sending healing vibes to your brother. I hope he makes a speedy recovery!

Rose said...

Love your photos! I can't complain about winter when I live in Florida!


swampy said...

All your photos are wonderful...I especially like your kitty cat in the leaves...AH-Choo. Excuse me.

Had friend in Florida last week. They nearly froze to death. It's gray and cool in the High Desert of Colorado today...a nice fire in the fireplace, hot chocolate, and my book are in order.

Thanks for visiting and commenting today...I'm interested in knowing how you ended up at my place. Have a wonderful week.

Traci said...

Excellent photos! It is freezing here today. We are supposed to go to our church's fall festival. I don't wanna! I want to stay home and knit.

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

How cute the cat joined in on the fun :o)

Kathy said...

Great pictures! Glad you had a nice trip.

The cat does camo well. Cute!

Barbara said...

Eler Beth is really becoming a beautiful young woman! I'm with you on the rustling leaves on the ground. We're having the cool nights down in the 40's with gorgeous days up in the 70's. I love it!!!!

Prayers for your brother.

Linda said...

Glad your trip was fun....your pictures are great and made me miss my daughter. Eler Beth is so beautiful...they are lovely pictures of her. Love the cat...too precious!

Pooh Hugs,

Missie said...

I would have stayed in Florida! LOL

Glad you both had such a good time.

Martha said...

Glad you're back! I just wish I would have been able to see you while you were here :-(

Paula said...

I always liked the leaves on the ground too but then I get to feeling guilty about them blowing into the neighbor's yard. Raking leaves doesn't go well with my nerve pain so they may have to put up with them.

Janis said...

Sounds like a wonderful time on your trip. Just what you needed before these busy months for you. I love that last picture of Eler Beth.


Anne said...

Lori, Much colder air headed your way via Kansas. We are getting cold, wind and rain tomorrow. Looks like somebody had a great time in Florida! Anne

Joann said...

When I went to the east coast to visit my cousins, one November, years ago... they took me to Valley Forge... and about the only thing I remember about it was rolling down a hillside into a pile of leaves.... my cousins thought I was cracked, but then they joined me and had fun, too!! = )


Beth said...

I'm so glad you had such a great time in Florida! Eler Beth looks like she's in seventh heaven!

I hope all goes well with your brother's surgery.

Hugs, Beth

Chris/cacklinrosie101 said...

39 degrees and snow on the cars in Pa. today. Those beach shots are so nice to look at. Eler Beth sure looked like she was enjoying herself. Your kitty looks like a chameleon. HUGS

Searching for Peace said...

I hope your brother does well with his surgery.

I am glad that you had such a good time in Florida.Sure would love to be there right now. It is cold here...hugs, Christine

michele said...

hi, cold and wet here! lovely photos TY for sharing. take care mrs tx

Terri said...

Love the pics!!!

Thanks for sharing


Lori J said...

Hi Lori,

Well aren't you fortunate to have a sister in Florida. I am looking forward to being there in the middle of January when we are knee deep in snow up here in Alberta...
Taking in Disneyworld and then off to the S. Caribbean with the whole family but son..


Lori from Alberta

Ben said...

Damn, Lori. Now you've got me wanting to go to Florida!


natalie said...

beautiful so beautiful! thanks for the pretty pictures of your angel in the surf and on the beach
very nice