Monday, September 29, 2014

Vintage Camera, Various and Sundry


I am sitting on the front porch as I write this, Saturday afternoon. The fall colors are just beautiful. From where I sit, I can see the woods to the east, southeast, and south, along with the golden soybean field. We have a pretty strong breeze right now, so the chimes are busy serenading the dog and me. Mr. Cranberry is at an auction, Jazzie and I are enjoying the gorgeous fall weather, with the exception of the occasional Asian beetle or whatever those ghastly little lady bugs are that swarm this time of year.


We had the outside of the house sprayed last week, so we no longer get armies of Asian beetles crawling across our ceilings or plotting congregating in the corners. They die before they ever get that far. And looking around me at the porch floor, I see that I have some serious sweeping to do this afternoon.

The day the guy came around to spray our house, I asked him how long after spraying before it would be safe for the dogs to go out. He said 'Half an hour.' Then I asked him how long before it would be safe for me to go out. He said, 'Twenty minutes, unless you plan on licking the walls.'  So, naturally, I waited an hour. Then I let Jazzie out. FIRST thing she did was lick the wall. No kidding. She walked out the door, turned, and licked the wall! I couldn't believe it. I made her go back indoors. What kind of a dog licks the wall??? Anyway, she's fine, and I gave her a dog cookie to get that taste out of her mouth.

 'Maples and Cattails'



Those chimes are medium-low tones, and with the great breeze and the sound of the occasional car driving past, I could easily take a nap out here, but winter will give me enough time for naps. I'd hate to waste the gorgeous fall weather for a nap.

'Out of Commission'

I hope you all had a nice weekend. You better get to Wisconsin fast if you want to see this area at the peak of color. Should be sometime this week.


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Although I usually forget to do it, there is a chance that this post will be linked to one or more of these great linky parties: Inspiration Monday and  Artsy Corner Thursday and Treasure Box Tuesday and Vintage Bliss Tuesday and KatheWithAnE and Rubbish Tuesday and Tuesday with a Twist and  Knick of Time Tuesday (vintage)  and   Tweak it Tuesday and Vintage Inspiration Wednesday and Ivy and Elephants Wednesday and Adorned From Above  and All Things With Purpose and Home & Garden Thursday and Good Fences on Thursdays and  Time Travel Thursday and Freedom Fridays and Junkin' Joe and Vintage Inspiration Friday 

58 comments:

Blackberry Lane said...

Good Morning, What pretty pictures. Love this time of the year. I see an antique reel mower like the new one John has!

Arlene Grimm said...

Our trees are just beginning to change color here Judy. But we are loving the fall temps, in the low 80s and no humidity...to us Southerners that is heaven.Loved the photos you shared as well.

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Judy,

We have not had too many of the leaves change colors here. It is still too soon. Your trees look so pretty! Thanks for stopping by and the elf blush is nice. Have a wonderful day and week.
Julie xoxo

Roan said...

Love that camera, the bike, the old gas pump. Wonderful stuff! Love those red trees. We don't have gorgeous fall colors around here. I guess few people plant the right kind of trees.

Susie said...

Judy, I always love your pictures. You have a keen eye. You could do a post on your camera.:):) Blessings, xoxo,Susie
p.s. the bugs are bad around here, but they are greenish in color.

Sandra said...

love every single photo today.. is the camera yours? and i like the bike hanging from the ceiling... dogs will lick anything, at least ours do... maybe the spray gets on the walls and they smell it? i would have waited at least an hour... i have a secret. I love to sweep. especially if there is a lot of something that i can see it get clean as i sweep, same with cutting grass...

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

That's funny about the dog licking the wall- but of course!! Like a toddler that spots the only thing in a room that's breakable and heads right for it! We've had those asian beetles parading around in the middle of winter before! We just vacuumed them as they seemed to be accumulated at the windows. I looked back at pictures from last year and we seem to be on target with the leaf changing. We took a drive on Saturday and saw some spots there were already prime but mostly everything is green with some mottling of the fall colors. That's a neat old camera and bike!

Pamela Gordon said...

The dog licked the wall?? That is so strange but it must have smelled the spray and had to taste it. lol I'm glad Jazzie is ok though. I love the pic of the old bike hanging from the rafter. Is that yours? And the old camera is wonderful. The leaves have almost peaked here too. It happened so fast. Have a blessed week Judy.

magnoliasntea said...

Oh my, such gorgeous photos! Love the bicycle especially, makes me want to cry for some silly reason, those were the days. Your trees are beautiful. We're edging toward some color here but nothing quite that spectacular yet. Have a wonderful week!

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

What beautiful photos! I loved all the colors. Have a great week!

John's Island said...

Interesting photos!

Rose said...

I love your photos...and feel almost like I have just had a nice visit with you.

Linda Kay said...

I'm not going to make it to Wisconsin this week, but surely do enjoy the colors in the pictures. That old gas pump is delightful.

Debbie said...

oh man, wow, so many neat things to look at. i had a few favorites, they kept changing.....but in the end, the camera was the winner, WoW!!!

our leaves are just begininning to change and i could not be more excited!!

podso said...

wow fall colors already! We have yet to see any. That's funny story about your dog--probably overheard you talking and wanted to test out what was going on.

Cheryl said...

I felt like I was sitting there with you on the porch, soaking up the autumn beauty. Amazing that you are almost at peek color when most of our trees are green yet. That's the nice thing about Blogland...a much longer autumn if you enjoy it vicariously!

Hilarious...your dog licking the wall!! It's like she heard the guy tell you that and then said, Hmmmm...I think I'll try it. You just never know what a dog is going to do. (Or a toddler.) :D

I love the photo of the hanging bike.

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TexWisGirl said...

some great treasures. cracked me up on the dog licking the wall. we have terminex spray our exterior, too, for scorpions, mostly. i keep the dogs inside until it has a chance to dry so they don't pick it up on their paws.

Ruth Kelly said...

That old gas pump sure brings memories back to me about my grandfather's store.

Ginny said...

You are surrounded by so much beauty! First, I love the Psalm you chose for the top of your blog. I guess if dogs will drink anti-freeze, they will lick bug spray. Glad you brought him in. The old camera with the leaves is splendid, they are both dying or dead. I would love the wooden flag. The trees and cattails both in the same picture make a great scene.

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Answer: a dog who understands English and has a wicked sense of humor.

Felicia said...

Your images are so beautiful Judy. I can almost hear those wind chimes.

Debby Ray said...

I love all of these photos, Judy...what a cool camera and old bike and your fall foliage looks near peak where ours here are just beginning to turn. It sound very peaceful in your neck of the woods...love to hear a windchime in the breeze. Dogs can do the craziest things sometimes, can't they? :)

Eileen said...

Such lovely photos and your post is lovely, paints such a nice picture, I can just imagine you sitting on the porch enjoying all the beauty around you. I do hope Jazzie will be OK. Is she your grandpup or have I missed something in my blogging absence?

Donna said...

Love the fall colors and the antiquities that you shared with us in this post. Our new maple tree (small) has already turn orange. But the fall foliage season is still a couple of weeks away down here in east TN. We are certainly enjoying cooler temperatures these days!

Lulu James said...

Your photography is amazing! We are still green here in Texas--your colors are gorgeous!

Red Rose Alley said...

Judy,
The vintage camera is a treasure. It is starting to feel like Autumn around here too. The leaves are changing colors and it was cold outside when I went to church this morning. These are all wonderful old treasures.

~Sheri

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Hi Judy, the trees look fabulous! That vignette with the camera is great! It is finally getting cooler here. Your soaps are wonderful...

Linda said...

What a great series of photos! Thanks so much for the trip down memory lane and for sharing this beauty!

Heide at ApronHistory said...

Love your pictures of fall and bits and bobs!

Carla from The River said...

A beautiful weekend in Cameron too. ;-)
That is so funny about that silly Granddog of yours. Licking the walls!

Have a great week!
Carla

Beth, ...".E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

love the gas pump. & i love the old camera too. i have always been amazed where we came from in the photography dept.

so cool!! ( :

Janey and Co. said...

Sounds like a lovely day to sit on your porch.
Your dog licking the wall made me chuckle!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Lovely colorful trees!! You posted the pictures but didn't say anything about them!! Does the camera work?? Love that hand mower!! Bet with some WD40 - it'll work!! The bike hanging??? I still have mine that's red, a little better condition - that my girls like to take out and ride in the culdi sac.
Light on the front finder too!
Hoping your pooch doesn't get sick!!

thepaintedapron.com said...

Wonderful vintage shots, LOVE that old camera!
Jenna

Chatty Crone said...

I feel like I have just some some great things for American Pickers - I love that flag and the colors of your trees. You are so lucky!

L. D. said...

My memories of the Asian bugs is that they can really bite. I hope the sprays slows them down everywhere. I remember when the scientists first let them loose in this country and we were overwhelmed with them. They fount that they killed off the regular lady bug. We don't have many of them anymore. Take care.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How nice to have beautiful Fall colors already. We've had a light rain all day today and it is GREEN! I don't think I've ever seen it so lush and green at the end of summer. Enjoy your week my friend! Hugs!

Jocee said...

Wonderful shots, I love those Maples.

LV said...

You live where the foliage is so pretty. We have it change here but nothing like there. I loved all our vintage goodies.

NanaDiana said...

What great pictures, Judy. Seeing the one of the mower makes me wonder what my hubby did with my old mower that I had saved and hauled around. I have not seen it since this Spring but I better be able to find it on Wednesday when I get home...or you may see a burst of red flame from this side of WI and it ain't gonna be leaves changing!!!!

You have a great eye for photography, Judy- xo Diana

Cozy Little House said...

We don't have pretty fall leaves like you do yet. Still pretty hot. I don't know why a dog would lick a wall. My dogs do all sorts of strange things!
Brenda

Tom said...

What a great collection! Tom The Backroads Traveller

Margaret Adamson said...

Great series.Love the Maples and Cat tails in the field,also the bike.

Vee said...

Have to say how much I love that Vintage camera photo! It may have found its way to my Autumn board. =)

JoKnows said...

Gorgeous pictures of all your lovely vintage items. I enjoyed the story about having your house sprayed. That's something I'm sure my dog would do too! She has a habit of eating things she shouldn't! Thanks for linking up at Vintage Bliss Tuesdays. Jo

Stephanie said...

Hi Judy! I absolutely love your photos today! I think the camera and bike are my favorites :)

Have a lovely day - hugs!

Stephanie said...

These are fabulous finds especially the old lawn cutter and that gas pump and your colors in the trees are spectacular!

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

So glad to hear what these beetles are. Saw them for the first time this weekend when visiting in Montreal.

Amy Burzese said...

Great collection for Rubbish Tuesday. Rust prevails! And oh me. I would love to leave right now and head up there. The sun is blazing here in September, and likely will most of October too.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I haven't seen a vintage camera like that for a long time. It makes me so glad to use digital these days.
Our leaves are peaking and falling on the ground at a fast rate so I'm not sure what the scenery will be like for our Thanksgiving which is October 13.

Marie said...

Love every shot! Your fall colors are wonderful, even in things like old gas pumps and bicycles. I adore the old camera. Such delightful images, all.

bettyl-NZ said...

Those are some great oldies you found. Most of them could be from my childhood!

Ida said...

Some great old finds there. The gas pump was pretty neat looking. Our problem has been "ants" and now "fruit flies" UGH!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

This sounds like such a relaxing way to spend a Saturday. Hopefully all your little critters are gone, eek! Beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

VioletSky said...

You made the most of hour porch sitting. Love the pictures accompanying your story.

Terri D said...

Catching up! I would love to join you on your porch, Judy! Your photos are wonderful!

Angie Chavez said...

Love that old camera and gas pump! Thanks for sharing the at the Vintage Inspiration Party at Knick of Time. I'm giving you a shout-out on my FB page here - https://www.facebook.com/KnickofTime

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