Friday, September 26, 2008

Where Has The Time Gone

It has been almost a week since I have been able to do any blogging and I have missed you all. While I am getting better at organizing my day job, house and time for my self (I actually scheduled in some down time) I guess I have to work on blogging time.

Over the past week the trees have been busy changing colour. Here on the prairies most of our trees turn yellow, gold or a bronzey brown. I finally realized that perhaps God is mimicking the colours of the farmers fields when they are ready for harvest. You have to search for the brilliant reds that I remember growing up with back east

This Manitoba Maple turns more brown than any other colour and the leaves shrivel to nothing. I do wish the same would happen to its seeds, as I spend a lot of the spring digging tiny maple trees out of my gardens.

I did manage to find a bit of red though. My Virginia Creeper turns a bright red in the fall. Once it attains it's full autumn beauty I will post a photo.

I joined a 4 month swap a little while ago, and my swap partner lives in Mississippi. Brenda sent me some lovely gifts to start off my fall decorating. Harvey loves the candy she sent. I have most of next months box ready to go and plan on sending it out very soon.

Just look at all the lovely gifts Brenda sent me. I have already hung up the apple basket, had a cup of tea and enjoyed a pumpkin cookie. Thank you Brenda for all your lovely, thoughtful gifts.

Well off to visit all of you. Have a wonderful evening. God Bless.


  1. Jackie,
    Thank you for your prayers for my dad!

  2. Jackie,

    We don't get the brilliant leaves that we used to either. The past few years we have only had a few dull oranges, golds and browns. I'm hoping with all the rain we've had that we will have some reds and brilliant oranges this year.

    Take care and have a great weekend.

  3. Hi, Jackie good to hear from you!
    Blogger isn't letting me keep things where I put draft will look just great but when it publishes, there's spaces all over the place....oh, well,not anything to worry about!
    Thanks so much for coming by...hope to see you often.
    love, bj

  4. PS. Please let me know where the Circle Journal is headed now. I like to keep track of it. ;-)

  5. What wonderful things Brenda sent you, Jackie! I also love the beautiful colors of your trees. I can't wait to see ours begin to change.

  6. OH I love when trees change for the season. We don't get that here very much just here and there. Your gifts are wonderful how sweet. There are truly wonderful blogger out there and your one of my favorite. OH thank-you about my blog but I'm just playing aroung. It took all my side bar off when I changed it. I hope it comes back when I change it back.It will be as soon as I have time because of my blog list.
    Have a wonderful day and I hope you get some down time today. I am off to work 5 am until 2 today.

  7. Jackie so glad you got your box. I was wondering if it made it. I have one request before this swap is over..send me something to eat from Canada i can't get here =). I see Pea always showing things that I have never heard of.
    Im glad hubby liked the candy. It is a first for us to buy as soon as it hits the shelf.
    I will have your box off this week.