Sunday, October 10, 2010

Autumn splendor for Mosaic Monday


I thought I'd give the Storyboard action from The CoffeeShop Blog a try and this is what I came up with.




A mish-mash of different views. All of these are photos from 2 years ago.

Top left to right:
  • Scarecrows from Wolfeboro, NH
  • White Birch in the White Mountains
  • Pumpkin bins from a local farm stand
  • Mums from my own front yard
  • A view of Lake Winnipesaukee from Mount Major on Columbus Day
The foliage this year is less than stellar so I had to dig into the archives.



We have gorgeous yellows but the reds and oranges just aren't there like they usually are. Still, it's a nice Autumn. My husband had the week off and I wish I could say we did something special, like a trip to the mountains, or lunch at the beach, but it didn't happen. We weren't feeling it, plus the weather wasn't all that great.

Well, we did do one special thing ... we rushed the Pug, aka Winston, to the Emergency Vets on Tuesday night for vomiting and diarrhea. Yup, that was a fun one alright. The boy ate mushrooms in the yard and ended up so sick he was hemorrhaging blood. The vets wanted him to spend the night, to the tune of $1,200, but we decided to bring him home (around 1:00 am) at a 1/3 of the price. He was quite tired the next day but fine. We kept an eagle eye on him in case he needed fluids.

Tomorrow my husband goes back to work, the girls have the day off of school because of Columbus Day, and I'll be going to an interview in the morning for a j-o-b. Hubby thinks I'm going to sabotage the interview on purpose so I don't have to work. Heee heee . . .




I hope you have some beautiful colors where you live. If only the mental stimulation brought on by Fall could carry us through the long, and cold, and brutal New England winter that lies ahead!


Guess what! It's Mosaic Monday over at Mary's Little Red House!

48 comments:

Snappy Di said...

Oh gosh,,. poor Winston. So glad to hear he is doing fine AND also that you have an interview. Hope it's for a position you will be happy with.

Rowdy, our boxer pup, was ill and throwing up a week ago. He got into a bit of the tar filler that David was using to fill cracks on our driveway, and on top of that he had sat out in the yard eating pecan shells, sticks, anything he could get his mouth on. He seems to have the eating habits of a goat! HE was so sick.

Winston probably rested easier at home that night. Sending him a hug.

Di

Jen at Cabin Fever said...

I absolutely LOVE the new header!! And we were fortunate enough to have some reds/oranges this year, but they were very brief. I did catch some great photos of them, but haven't had a chance to sort through my CF drive. They are still sitting there, untouched from two weeks ago. How sad... I need to get my butt in gear!

Snap said...

Poor puppy. Glad to hear he is on the way to recovery. I love the pumpkin people. Your new header is gorgeous. All your autumn shots are lovely.

EG Wow said...

Autumn certainly is a gorgeous time of year, that is for sure!

El said...

Beautiful photos. So sorry to hear about Winston!

Vee said...

Poor pug...they will eat anything, won't they? (I have a grandpuggy.)

Gorgeous pictures of foliage no matter what year. I have thought that the reds aren't quite up to snuff this year myself. Maybe, I'm not dreaming.

tales from an oc cottage said...

Such gorgeous shots! And your header is breathtaking! When I see "New England" in my Cali mind's eye...THAT is what I see! {and me on the swing!}

m ^..^

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Poor Winston - Hope he is much better now! Enjoyed your mosaics & the lake view is so pretty.
No real Fall color here and don't think there will be much this year as it has been so dry.
Good luck on your job interview (if you want the job). :-D
Have a great week.

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Poor little Winston. But I am glad to hear he is doing much better now.
Your pictures are, as always, wonderful. I keep saying that because it is sooo true. I love your husband's remark about working(or not). I have had such an exhausting week so I really believe that if you don't absolutely have to work...don't! Since I haven't had a chance to blog this past week I am just catching up...your previous post's sandwich and pies look so delicious. My two favorite pies.
When I first moved to CA I kept my Yankee subscription going for years...it was hard to part with. I hope you have a wonderful week.

Shelia said...

Oh, poor little Winston and I'm so glad to hear he's better now!
Lovely lovely snaps around your area! I love the changing colored leaves.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Dishesdone said...

Poor Winston, hope he's doing ok!

Your photo's are gorgeous! Such a stunning time of year! My favorite!

Good luck with your job, I think! LOL!

Pat said...

I'm glad Winston is okay! That was scary!

I love your fall photos! Your scarecrows are adorable! I love looking up at the tall trees!

Meri said...

Poor Winston pup! Glad he survived, but it sounds like a rough go.

Country Girl said...

So sorry to hear about Winston. Hope he's doing better now.
I love your mosaics, Sharon. Isn't it fun? Also like that acorn shot. Very nice.

A Garden of Threads said...

Hope Winston is feeling better. The colours have been very beautiful here, but did not last long. A few windy days and it was gone. Enjoy your week.

Char said...

oh no!! i'm glad the baby is better - being a pug mommy too, i know they can gobble up something before you know it.

gorgeous shots - i'm afraid we're going to have a dull fall here too. it's been too dry for the gorgeous colors.

Char said...

ps - good luck on the interview!

Annette Smith said...

Love your mosaic, those fall colors are beautiful
great job

Karin said...

So sorry about your dog - trust he's feeling much improved. Oh what gorgeous pictures you share! Oh, I love those acorns!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Glad your dog was OK! That must have been awful to go through. I hope the foliage improves as it gets colder as I hoped to take up trip up to NE in the near future.
Good luck with the job interview!

Life Images by Jill said...

It is beautiful to see your fall colours as in Australia our trees are ever green so we only see autumn colours if someone has a tree in their yard. It is wonderful to be able to see photos from the other side of the world. I love that tree on your header piece - what a wonderful place for a tyre swing!

Pondside said...

I'm glad to read that your dog is fine.
What a great lot of scarecrows in that bottom mosaic! I miss the reds and golds of an autumn in the east.

raffa said...

hi!i'll arrive soon in new england for a little holidays!i'llhope to see your beautiful places and the foliage!!!!!raffa from italy

Jayne said...

Poor guy... bet he won't eat any more of those! Glad he's doing ok.

I'm doubting we'll have much color here at all. Heck, it was 86 degrees yesterday still! ACK!

Love all your mosaics Sharon!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I really enjoyed your post and all the gorgeous colours in your neck of the woods. I hope your little puggie is feeling better now. Poor thing.

Susannah said...

Great post, Sharon! Even the yelows are beautiful. You have a gift for photography and it certainly shows. I am glad that you do this blog. I enjoy it so much.

Your header is superb!

Susannah

La said...

As always, your photos are stunning! The fall colors in Ohio are a bit muted this year as well.

I'm glad your pup is feeling better. Hopefully, he'll know to stay away from those mushrooms in the future.

Good luck at your interview! La

Anonymous said...

Hope Winston is feeling better. Good luck on the job interview. the colors here in southwest lower Michigan are beautiful. Your photos are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Lynda in Michigan.

Susan said...

I just love your little fur babies you have pictured in your sidebar. What a bunch of sweetie pies. I sure hope Winston is on the mend today. Poor little guy.

Your photos are spectacular. I simply love New England and long to live there with a passion. One day... I sure do hope.

Thank you so much for sharing such lovely photographs.

I hope you have a perfectly lovely day and good luck on your interview!

Susan
http://clucklebees.blogspot.com/

Eve said...

Beautiful photos Sharon!!
So glad to here that Winston survived the sickness...WHEW!!
Good luck on your interview!!!

Suzy said...

Wonderful color in your mosaic...I really like the second one !!

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Frances said...

Give Winston a big hug for me. I hope he's all better today!

Seriously -- you need to call the tourism bureau in your area and be their photographer. Your pictures are incredible -- and they definitely make me want to visit!

Good luck (or bad luck - so you can stay home) on the job interview!

Annelie said...

Beautiful mish mash.
The pumpkin scare crows are great!

Annelie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the colors of Autumn! We are just starting to see color here in the Mountains of NC! ♥

Anonymous said...

poor puppy, good mama and daddy...

gorgeous, as always, pictures, oh my memories of the mount major view and to see new hampshire again.

thank you!

pam in texas

The Curious Cat said...

I'm disappointed about the foliage this year but oh well - caught some of it last year so not so bad...Sorry to hear about WInston - you are very lucky it wasn't the worst kind of poisonous mushroom...poor little mite...hope her feels better soon! xxx

dAwN said...

Purdy!! and beautiful new header too.

Chatelaine said...

Oh poor Winston! I do hope he is feeling better.

Good luck with the interview. I hope you get the job if you want it.

Shh, don't mention brutal New England Winter. I want it to be Fall for a long time!

Georgianna said...

Very beautiful images, Sharon! And I love your header photo, too. I spent some time in New England in the autumn three years ago and had a wonderful time. Never been there in winter, though. I don't think I could manage it. Thanks so much for your visit! – g

Maurie Kirschner said...

What beautiful color! I like the format too, very nice!

You're poor pup - I'm glad he turned out ok, though!

Ellen said...

Gosh I love your photos! Simply breathtaking. Thanks for sharing.

Ellen said...

Gosh I love your photos! Simply breathtaking. Thanks for sharing.

Carolynn said...

Whoa! Mushrooms can be dead.lee. Sounds like Winston narrowly escaped that little tastings session. Poor little guy. I'm very glad to hear it was a happy ending.

Good luck on the j.o.b.!

Nice photos. We're definitely feeling a chill in the air these days.

Judy said...

So glad Winston is all right!
I love that first birch tree, looking up the long trunk into the foliage!!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Glad to hear your dog is OK. It's so scary with pets because they can't tell us what is wrong :(

Love your photos! I live in LA and we don't get real falls. I guess it's becuase we don't have many trees and the temps stay pretty high.

I'll def be back to visit your blog to see all of the fall pictures :)

Mary said...

Omigosh, poor Winston -- I hope he is feeling better! These are such beautiful images, Sharon. I'm hoping we get some more color here before the leaves fall from the trees...

Hope you are enjoying the weekend!
xoxo,
MAry

The Retired One said...

I was very behind in reading your blog, so if you are reading comments you are getting a ton from me as I am reading your back blogs from oldest to newest...
Therefore, hope you get the job as I don't know yet if you did or not.
Love your photos of fall...it is a magical time of year for sure!