Monday, November 2, 2009

Welcome November!



A day is too precious to let it pass by unnoticed.
Each evening it is nice to set aside a minute to think what we have done that day and many times I think I have not really done very much. I probably need to try a little harder tomorrow.

If you sit down at set of sun
And count the acts that you have done,
And counting, find
One self-denying deed, one word
That eased the heart of him who heard,
One glance most kind
That fell like sunshine where it went -
Then you may count that day well spent.
~George Eliot





Photos from Flickr


Down at my old Family home, the orange and lemon trees were laden with wonderful fruit.
It is lovely to be able to go out, pick fruit off the trees and enjoy it.
There are also apple trees, one of which was a new French apple tree, that my Father had planted just before he went into hospital.
We brought the tree back to our place, and yesterday DH planted it in the garden.
I am looking forward to the day when we can go out and pick, a delicious juicy apple off the tree.

Many thanks for your kind words you left for me and also for visiting my daughter's blog.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

53 comments:

  1. Oh what a sweet post! I know you will really enjoy your apple tree!
    Hugs, Lisa

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  2. How wonderful, Carolyn, that you brought your father's apple tree home and planted it in your yard.

    Hugs,
    Marsha

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  3. Lemon trees...how lucky are you!!! Nothing like that grows here...but we are lucky to have apple...peach..cherry..apricot.....pear and lots and lots of berries. But I would love Lemons and Limes. Enjoy and your post was amazing!

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  4. We do all have something to be thankful for this November. Love all your post. Blessings, Martha

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  5. Beautiful is everything that you share.
    Much love and many blessings
    Jeanne♥

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  6. Beautiful yellows, Carolyn. And that apple tree is going to bring you so much in the years to come.

    I have so many days when I think I have not done very much. But I still seem to be tired at the end of the day. Doing nothing is tiring. :)

    I have some awards for you, dear friend. No pressures.

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  7. Thanks for visiting Lisa and yes, I hope that it will do well here.

    Hi Marsha,

    Many thanks for your visit.
    Yes, it was a nice thing to be able to do and I will have to look after it.

    Hi Koralee,

    Cherry and apricots, my two favorite fruits and you are lucky to be able to grow them.

    thanks Martha and we do have so much to be thankful for.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  8. Carolyn,
    Have a wonderful November!
    It amazes me that it is Nov.

    God bless,
    d

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  9. Hi Jeanne,

    Many thanks for visiting and your kind words.

    Thank you so much Bella for the Award, you are a sweet friend.
    Also many thanks for visiting V, she enjoyed going to your blog and seeing your wonderful Artwork.

    Hi Deanna,

    I am the same! seems only the other day it was last Christmas.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  10. I just love the opening photo, Carolyn! I'm thinking fall harvest... I'd love to sit under one of those apple trees!
    I checked out your daughter's blog...How COOL!
    Loves,
    Christina

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  11. Hello Carolyn, pretty thoughts... sometimes instead of doing I like just being, but being in the doing... our days are so bussy.
    It´s so nice you have planted that apple tree, there´s nothing better than harvesting your own fruits.
    Cariños
    María Cecilia

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  12. Won't the day you can pick your own apples be so special! I hope you are feeling better and that you have a great week!

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  13. thank you Christina, lovely to have you visit.
    Also neat that you visited my daughters blog, many thanks.

    Hi Maria Cecila,

    Many thanks for your visit and being a follower of my blog.
    I loved seeing all your beautiful roses, the other day.
    What an amazing garden you have.

    Thanks Sares, it will be great to be able to pick our own apples, one day. I am feeling much better, thanks.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  14. It doesn't get any better ~ or fresher ~ than picking a piece of fruit off of a tree in your own yard. Thanks for an inspiring post.
    Gail

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  15. Carolyn-I hope you are feeling better. I have been out of town but can't wait to check out Victoria's blog. You will always have a part of your dad with you now no matter what!

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  16. You know, Carolyn, I have been beginning to appreciate yellow much much more these days...and that means it was so nice to see your very yellow photos today!!! :)

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  17. Oh my goodness Carolyn! Your pictures are beautiful today! I think it is so wonderful that you could bring that little tree home to nurture. I'm sure that it will bless you with many an apple pie in the future. And you will think of your father with each taste you take.
    Hugs,
    June

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  18. oh what a wonderful post Carolyn!!! I think I need to do more...this is a great read and you have inspired me!!!

    love the poem too...and your daughter's blog is fun to visit!!!

    Have a wonderful day/night!!!

    Hugs
    Diana

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  19. Hello November ! Now that seems amazing.
    I love your yellow theme today - keeping the sun shining inside and out! x
    Have a super week.
    x Suzi

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  20. Such a lovely sentiment. Thank you for sharing. I am off to visit your daughter's blog. :)

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  21. thank you for visiting Gail and yes, I know what you are saying ~ so neat to pick fruit off the tree when it is ripe. So often fruit is picked to early and it does not have the sweet flavor.

    Many thanks Susan and lovely to have you visit.

    thank you Fifi.

    Hi Charity,

    Glad that you liked the yellow photos, it is always such a bright and happy colour.

    Thanks dear June.
    I hope so, looking forward to some apple pies, and eating them from off the tree.

    Thank you Diana and many thanks for visiting V's blog.

    Hi Suzi,

    Yes, that is how I feel ~ where has the year gone?
    You have a super week too.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  22. That is so nice Carolyn!
    Thanks for visiting, I'm glad to be back!
    Rosemary

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  23. nice photos...have a beautiful month my dear ^.^

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  24. What a beautiful post, both words and pictures.

    I hope your November is wonderful.
    xoxo

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  25. Thanks for sharing such lovely thoughts and beautiful pictures. Peace & blessings, :) Tammy

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  26. Mr Eliot sums it up nicely, beautiful post.

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  27. I adore the richness and positivity of your blog.
    Thank you.

    Graham
    suckmysavvy.com

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  28. Happy November! Hope you had a beautiful weekend, and wishing you a wonderful new week ahead.

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  29. Love your study of yellow. What a sweet kitty!
    Debbie

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  30. What a beautiful post! I think it is wonderful that you were able to plant your father's apple tree in your yard:).

    Blessings,

    Kim

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  31. Hi Jessica,

    Always lovely to hear from you thank you.

    Hi Rosemary,

    I think that is always the nicest thing after going away on holiday, coming home and back to your own bed.

    thank you Etrapar and you have a great month too.

    Thank you Dustjacket for your visit and wishing you the very best November too.

    Many thanks Tammy and I enjoy all the lovely things you share too.

    Thank you Peter and I wish you all the very best, with your Art Exhibition.

    thank you Graham, for visiting and your kind words.

    Hi This is Glamorous, Happy November to you.

    Hi Debbie,

    It is such a cute kitty.
    We had a black Persian kitty Renoir, and he had big yellow eyes like that too.

    Hi Kim,

    thanks for you visit and I am happy that we have Dad's tree and will be able to think of him when we eat the apples.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  32. Lovely post! Your Dad's apple tree will do well in such a loving daughter's yard.
    Happy November to you Carolyn!

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  33. Thank you Barbara, for your visit and kind words.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  34. Wise words, pretty pictures! And I am sure you will enjoy wonderful apples from your dad's tree!!!
    Hugs, Traude

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  35. Thank you Traude, for visiting and your kind words.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  36. Hi Sweet Friend!

    LOVELY images! I hope this coming spring we get the fruit trees planted on our property. I would love to go out and pick my own fruit.

    I hope you week is off to a fabulous start and that you're feeling better!

    Love and hugs,
    Karyn

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  37. Thank you so much Karyn and I hope that you get your fruit trees planted.
    Something lovely about going to pick your own fruit.

    Many thanks Maison Chaplin and your kind words.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  38. Hi Carolyn...just popping by to say hello!!!! I am doing a weekly giveaway...so pop by and tell all your friends too!!!

    Hugs
    Diana

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  39. Carolyn,
    How scary for you! I"m so sorry, and I do hope you are feeling much better now. You must rest up, get some nourishment and drink soothing tea. ;-) You've had so much going on, please be sure to take good care of yourself!
    Hugs,
    Sharon :-)

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  40. Gorgeous photos. I've always wanted a big garden where I could grow fruits... hopefully one day! I do envy you for being able to pick lemons or oranges whenever you feel like it :) The shades of yellow in these pics are so beautiful... thanks for sharing!

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  41. Beautiful photos!!!Love the header!

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  42. Awe Carolyn,
    I'm so happy you have his apple tree! He will always be with you, right outside your window!!!
    :)
    everything vintage

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  43. Good Morning Carolyn
    Beautiful photos you have posted...love the kitty with her yellow eyes _ I wish you a wonderful day well spent
    Blessings
    Rebecca

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  44. That is a lovely post. Such serene photos. Each day is precious.

    That is sweet that you brought the tree back to your place.

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  45. Yellow is my colour dear friend.

    I was happy to visit your daughter, she is so talented. I just love her men's shirts.

    Love Renee xoxo

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  46. Hi Diana,

    Thank you for visiting and telling me about your giveaway, I will come over soon.

    Thank you Sharon, for your kindness and yes, I am looking after myself.

    Hi Haute Shopper,

    I hope that you will get to have your garden, one day.
    Thanks for your visit.

    Thank you Mila.

    Happy November, to you ~ Slices of Beauty.

    Hi Jodie,

    Thinking of you with your dear Father, I hope that his recovery is going well.

    Many thanks Rebecca, isn't the kitty cute with the yellow eyes.

    Hi TattingChic,

    Thank you for your visit, always lovely to hear from you.

    I know that yellow is your colour, dear Renee, I remember you saying that one other time.
    Thanks for your kind words for Victoria and glad that you like the shirts.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  47. thank you, Runaway Gallery.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  48. dearest Carolyn, sorry for not coming for a few days- I am more than busy :(
    how are you? I hope you are feeling better now.
    have a lovely day, xoxo

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  49. Hi Susan,

    Sorry to hear that you are really busy, take care and look after yourself.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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