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...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Friday, 2 November 2012

Autumn Time

Hello everyone~ I hope you are all ready for the weekend. After the horrific week many of you have endured because of Hurricane Sandy, I pray that today you are safe and your needs are being met.

I would like to share a few photos of Autumn on our fair island. A couple of weeks ago my hubby and I enjoyed taking a walk through one of our many trails here on the Island. Walking through the woods always brings to mind this little song we used to sing when we were children......

"Over the river and through the woods,
to grandmother's house we go..." ~ Traditional Children's Song

The beginning of the trail with leaves strewn about the path.....

Look way up to see the canopy of beautiful colours overhead.

I love the sound of leaves crunching beneath our feet.

These trees were in a clearing on our way back to our car.

This is the view in our back yard.

This is the birdhouse on top of the clothes line post, also in our backyard. Sorry it's not clearer. I had to stand on the deck to shoot it.

Our pumpkin in the bird bath.

Our wreath on the door. Would you like to come in?

"I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion." ~ Henry David Thoreau

After our nice brisk walk, how about a cup of tea?

Please help yourself to a cinnamon roll or snail as my son has always called them. They sit on a pink JB plate which I found at a thrift shop.

Thank you for visiting today and  enjoy your day!

I'm sharing this with the following parties and thank you to our lovely hostesses -

Open House 
Pink Saturday
Blue Monday

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi


  1. Hello Sandi
    Gorgeous scenery on your walk and what a view from your backyard!
    My hubby just bought me a new blue and white teapot and I thought it was the same as your new one, but although they're similar, they are different. I'll bring it out for tea soon.
    Have a great weekend. We had snow flurries this morning but they're gone off the ground now.

  2. Sandi:
    Your trees in your back yard were beautiful. I'm sure you couldn't go anywhere else to see any better beauty. It is a wonderful time of year......Love Auntie P

  3. A most inviting post Sandi..
    I would love a cup of tea please.!
    ever so pretty.
    I was glued to the tv during the horrible storms.
    So much damage and destruction. I feel for the poor people that have lost their homes.
    wishing you a happy weekend

  4. What a beautiful walk ! and the tea and snails are the perfect end.

  5. Lovely, lovely photos here today. Yes, I will step in and share tea with you.

  6. I always love walking in the autumn woods. Such a feeling of peace and joy. Lovely post. Ruth

  7. Gorgeous photos of fall! I'm afraid, though, my favorite is those cinnamon rolls. :^)

  8. A beautiful walk Sandi, and a lovely cup of tea after. Best Wishes Karen.

  9. What gorgeous autumn photos! Your little island looks like a little piece of heaven on earth! Maybe someday I will be fortunate enough to visit. Love your tea set too. Very pretty. You have a great knack for composing lovely photos.
    Hugs, Beth

  10. A lovely fall walk in the woods Sandi. I enjoy the crunch of the leaves underfoot too. Your photos are beautiful. Have a great weekend. Blessings, Pamela

  11. Thank you for the beautiful autumn walk and the lovely cup of tea. It's so good for our health. I recently read that the Japanese have a special word for walking in nature - shinrin-yoku - meaning "forest bathing". I love it.
    Enjoy the beauty!

  12. Hi Sandy, I love everything about this post right down from your nature walk....beautiful photos, to your dreamy blue and white pieces. The pumpkins just made it all POP!
    Have a wonderful weekend, Shari.

    ps....the cinnamon rolls look delious!

  13. Hi Sandi, You have a wonderful view from your backyard. All the lovely autumn colour and finished here in Southern Ontario. I finished raking the last of the leaves and have a lovely pile in the vegetable garden. They will make wonderful compost next spring. Take care and have a blessed weekend. Jen.

  14. Fall is delightful!

    Pink at my page.
    Have a lovely weekend.

  15. Glorious views! You are blessed my friend!!

    Susan and Bentley

  16. Sandi,how beautiful your garden and lovely walks are. I would love to join you for tea and snails.:)

  17. Ahhh....Fall is my favorite time of the year with it's patchwork quilt of color strewn along the way. You and your husband sound sweet singing along together on your walk. Today, I took a walk and rejoiced at the beauty of God's creation...His amazing and intricate design.
    Have a lovely weekend, my friend,

  18. It looks like an enchanted path with all the leaves and beautiful colours on the trees. Magic.... Thanks for taking us with you.

  19. Hi Sandi, I love the pumpkin in the teacup! The other photos are beautful as well. Happy Autumn Welcome to you.

  20. Hi Sandi, I love the pumpkin in the teacup! The other photos are beautful as well. Happy Autumn Welcome to you.

  21. Thanks Sandi for the walk thru the woods on this beautiful Autumn day, I really enjoyed it. I love cinnamon rolls!


  22. Brilliant colors! You have a beautiful view and your pumpkin in the birdbath is such a clever idea. Of course, your tea set is beautiful and the snails look scrumptious :)

  23. I loved going on the walk with you dear Sandi! I was wondering where the pink was and then I saw your lovely plate with the pastries! Can't have a blog post from Sandi without her pretty pretty pink!
    Much love,

  24. How pretty! You live in a beautiful part of the world! Hope you're enjoying your Sunday. I'm home with sick kiddos and sick me and husband took just three out to church.

    Blessings and HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
    Mrs. Sarah Coller

  25. Sandi, you share the best of everything! Your kind heart and thoughtfulness regarding Hurricane Sandy was touching. We are all so grateful to have so many conveniences and so many others are suffering in this disaster. My heart goes out to all those effected by this natural disaster and my prayers will be with them for a long time to come.
    Thank you for your precious post. The photos were stunningly beautiful and those cinnamon rolls and the tea! Sigh!
    I splurged today and had a Bronco donut! It was a lovely cake donut frosted in chocolate with blue and orange sprinkles!
    Have a wonderful week and again thank you for this precious share!

  26. Oh my, so pretty. What beauty in your back yard, you are a very lucky gal. The walk was just heavenly and oh boy do those snails look delicious, I will have one please. HPS. Hugs...Lu

  27. Sandi the view from your back deck is simply breathtaking !
    How amazing to have that serene view each day when you wake up.
    We are celebrating Spring here at the moment and our hot Summer climate is hitting already. Autumn seems such a long time ago now. When we begin to sweat and turn the air conditioning on I will begin to long for Autumn again....

  28. Hi Sandi......WOW ....what a beautiful view you have!!
    Thanks for the invite to looks so good. I like the blue and white china.
    Have a good week
    Barb from Australia

  29. Wow, what a view you have for a backyard! Just gorgeous. I do wish I could sit and have a cuppa with you.

    Love your wreath; it's so inviting.

    Happy Blue Monday, Sandi.

  30. What a great view and beautiful tree's! Have a great week :)


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