Sunday, November 2, 2014

LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE

 
You thought this was going to be a post about the BBC show I bet? Well you won't see Nora Batty being pursued by Compo, or the antics of Clegg or Foggy. Nope. More about seasonal changes.These brilliant tea roses were saved from the garden and just in time!!! This weekend the fall temperatures really set in, and we had our first frost, not to mention some cold damp rain and some pretty high winds. So these blooms were rescued........
 
 
This weekend I finally broke down and went shoe shopping. I love shopping for clothing, but shoes....despise it. I found three pairs and these are one of the gems I got, a bourbon colored pair of brogues...... the weekend also brought about sweater weather........
 
 
And these bad boys had better last awhile.......

 
and speaking of sweaters, I started to get them unpacked out of winter storage....... I love me some sweaters and this was just one box........
 
 
Yes, the Mistress is anal...and they will be placed on the shelves in the closet by stacks of color!!!!!
 
 
With high winds I had to remove the finch bags for they kept falling, so I put there thistle on the sill with the other seed. Low and behold, the golden finch landed and fed right there!!!! Finch don't usually feed on the ground or out of feeders. And as you can see, they have loss their yellow color.

 
meanwhile in the boudoir window, Bonnie was taking refuge from the high winds with the gargoyle statue that guards away evil spirits.......
 
 
With the cooler temps, the white wines and Pimm's now take a backseat to the body warmers of  bourbon, St Germain, and Ginger Liqueur........
 
 
Tonight, after a walk I also made my first pot of warmed spiced cider..........
 
I say bring on winter....although, no big hurry. I think I have all my warming comforts in place.
 
 
 Hope you all had a great weekend!Tootles!!!!!

29 comments:

  1. We had a sunny weekend to make up for our blustery Halloween. I have one yellow rose still blooming. Loves yours and your birdies. Stay cozy!

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  2. Mine was blustery and cooler than normal. But I like that kind of weather since it means I can wear boots!

    I also have one more day off before I get back to work.

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  3. Between the spiced cider, the sweaters and the warm spirit, are you accepting house guest right now?

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  4. Well my boy, I'll say you have great taste in libations and foot wear. I too am thrilled that sweater weather is here. And I am adoring the dove roosting how cute is that.

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  5. I see the goods are still worn on the right!!!!!! SHARP SHOES!!!!

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  6. Those roses are beautiful. Mine have bit the dust with the first frost we had. Loving the bird pictures......you must have a little Dr Doolittle in you! You have more sweaters than me honey!!!!!

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  7. Another great post! Did you know that the colors grey and brown are good colors to wear if you want to be approachable? I heard that somewhere. That last picture sums it up

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  8. Yes to the ginger liquer and the hot guy wearing pink shirt and cable sweater in chair!!!!!!!

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  9. I LOVE spiced cider in the fall! I love that you always layer, and love how you mix things up together. One question, do you sleep layered too??? Inquiring minds..........

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    1. When it comes to bedtime, I only ever sleep in my birthday suit!!!!! Can't stand feeling constricted.

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  10. I envy you guys there in North American peeps that get such wonderful Fall displays. We just don't get that here. What a lovely post. Hope you had a warm and restful weekend.

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  11. "Yes, the Mistress is anal" - AS IF! ;-b

    I would LOVE to see that green sweater on you!

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  12. "The Mistress is Anal" should be the title of your memoir, sweetie... Jx

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    1. coming soon to reputable adult book store near everyone.

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    2. "The Mistress of Anal"
      Sounds quite like an exotic destination...

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  13. I love shoes, I hate buying shoes. Go figure.
    Down here in Smallville, last Monday was 85 degree; right now it's 28. Oy!
    I, too, have broken out the sweaters and the coats.
    And a nice hot cocktail is in order.

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  14. What lovely touches for the,autumn. I usually get quite excited for autumn, but not this year, I don't know why. I hear were going to get alot of snow. I sure hope not, our little car can't take it.

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  15. I love the bird shots!!!!!very cool the dove roosts right there. Looks like your autumn is falling with style! Those brogues are very handsome

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  16. Your cheerful post makes me less sad the fall is here. I like fall, but hate when it gets dark early. Love the bird pictures too.

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  17. The one thing I love about you, is you embrace every season! LOVE when I guy wears nice shoes. Now could you pilfer some of the spiced cider through the internet!!!!!!!

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  18. Always, no shortage of great style here. Nice to see the bird is alive and well😈

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  19. What beautiful sweaters you have, and that's one box??? You may need more! I had no idea you switched to other liqueur in the fall.

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  20. Here in Florida, we don't get a autumn leaf display or birds that friendly. Thanks for these pictures. The north really does get behind the season more festive I swear. Couldn't tell you last I had a spiced cider. And did I spy some whiskey bourbon????????

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  21. LOVE the sweaters and the SHOES are sharp! I too am not fond of shoe shopping. Love Bonnie sitting up there.........

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  22. You can tell alot about a man by his footwear and kindness to animals! You have me wanting to go get some provisions for spiced cider now too!

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  23. I'm sure you get the cider hard before you lap it up, right?

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  24. Very fall inspired post, but we'd rather see your hard cider

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