Thursday 3 November 2011

I Meant To Do My Work Today ...

The next lines of this poem, I remember from childhood, are ~
           But a songbird sang in an apple tree
           And all the leaves were calling me.
I don't know the author but I've never forgotten the poem.

I certainly have leaves calling me ~

A quick trip to town for bread is surely okay before I start in on the yard work.  Since I'm here, I may as well check out the thrift store.

Who wouldn't want to find the largest cornucopia I have ever seen in rattan?  This baby is 12" high and 25" long!  At $1.99, I snap it up. ~

The cart begins to fill with Christmas ornaments, wreaths, books, cd's.  I was on such a roll it was questionable if I could fit it all in the car.

I dilly dallied over this black planter which was only a dollar.

When I got it home, I pulled out a dish and was ready to toss it.  Oh my, it's a J & G Meakin stoneware bowl, with no chips or cracks.  I love white ironstone and would have tee heed all the way home if I'd known it was there.  This piece is from the early 1900's. ~ 

Now, I really must get on those leaves!  I head to the back with a little stop to remember my dad, by this bench he brought home from the town jail.  He was converting the building to a pottery and that size bench is darned handy in a big family!

Of course, I must stop to admire the sunshine bouncing off the river. ~ 

And gaze for a time on the brilliance of yellow leaves against a blue sky. ~ 

I simply must sit for a bit of a chat with my mom.  She passed away this year and she always loved this spot ~

When I finished my circuit, the leaves were still there to be sure. ~

But, I have had a lovely day!  The leaves aren't going anywhere and they can just sit there quietly until I'm free.

Have a do whatever makes you happy day!


  1. Good for you, we all need to take some time like that for ourselves! Great find at thrift store.

  2. beautiful photos. love the cornucopia. Just discovered your blog and I love it. I'm a new follower. Hope you stop by and check out my blog. I also have a link party every Monday. Would love for you to stop by and link up.

  3. Loved your river shot - water just draws me in. I am following you. Looking forward to reading more.
    - Joy