My mind vs. reality...
Are you also getting all those wonderful autumn Pinterest posts? You know, the ones with perfect pumpkins, lovely grasses and autumn leaves bedecking the porch, triggering reposes with cider and fresh apple pie. So inspirational! So motivating!
Do you think, like me, "I am doing that! This year I am really going to do that!" And then you find the cheapest pumpkins are $5 apiece, mums: $25, can't even guess on those door hangy things. So maybe I can scale it down to a couple pumpkins, I don't know. So far my front porch looks like this:
I'm only showing you the top quarter, mainly to emphasize the spider webs (which are a little hard to see but, trust me, there are a lot of them) Spiders are autumnal, right?? Sorry, but they gotta go. I mean, one of the webs straddles the steps and will take out a tall visitor. Can't have that.
I wish you well on all your own seasonal decorating. Decorate with heart and read my next blog post, which will be on the many ways artistic expression reveals itself in our daily lives.
9/15/2015 10:28:03 am
So here is my front porch solution.....the little girls down the road had a farm stand where they sold beautiful gourds for 50 cents each, so I loaded up a basket, and also bought some big ones to set on the porch floor nest to my bench. I have a beautiful red plant left from this summer in a galvanized pail, and a hanging décor left from another year. Now I just need a autumn pillow or a plaid blanket to drape over one of the rockers. As for the spiders, I got rid of them for now but I know they will be back. Happy Autumn..go for a walk and enjoy the season.
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Hello! My name is Wendy and I am passionate about oil painting! Whether in the studio or out in Mother Nature, I get lost in the experience of capturing on canvas the moment and the feel of what I am painting. I pour my love and energy into every single piece of artwork and I hope it shows! This blog is a place where I can use words to talk about art, painting, life, faith, things that make me laugh, and things that inspire. I love every response, so don't be shy about leaving a comment...