Thursday, November 12, 2015

Autumn random


Morning shadows.


Carving pumpkins.







An ever watchful Bubba.


Togetherness.


The joy of being able to close the door between the kitchen and the den, while someone watches an annoying tv show ;)


Snow one day...


Gone the next.


And as of today, I'm 4 years away from 50.


Yikes!

Anywho...

Just a little glimpse into my everyday life this season ;)

xo
rue



91 comments:

  1. Are you celebrating your birthday today???? You sneaky woman. Happy Bday xox P.S. Love the photo of Bubba peeking out the window at the jack o lanterns...

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  2. Happy Birthday from a fairly new follower. Love "your" kind of blog. Personal and unpretentious. And if it makes you feel any better, I am 7 years PAST 50, so count your blessings. I would love to be 46 again (feels like I just was!) - Cheryl

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    1. Hi Cheryl and thank you so much! It's nice to "meet" you :)

      xo

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  3. happy Birthday to you! The pumpkins made me smile. I will be 55 next weekend - I don't feel a day over 40 (: Actually I do, but I am so happy to be healthy and walking and back at the job I love. Looks really cool and lovely where you are.

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  4. Your house is just so cute and cozy, I love it - and that Bubba - I want to pick him up and squish him!!! But more importantly - HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RUE!!! And I'm right ahead of you - 3 years from 50 - yikes. My daughters and I have a plan to go to Paris for my 50th. It's time to start throwing change into a big jar.

    Big hugs and have a wonderful birthday - xoxo

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  5. Happy, Happy Birhtday toyou, Rue! I hope your whole day has been absolutely wonderful!
    You take marvelous pictures. I love that first one- it looks like a still life painting.
    You have a beautiful yard, too. xo Diana

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  6. Happy Birthday! I know you will enjoy a lovely "old-fashioned" kind of day surrounded by all the important things - family, friends and dogs!

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  7. Happy Birthday. Fun pictures. Just want to mention I love the glass doorknob on the kitchen photo; I think those are so very pretty and make a home feel extra special. Beautiful flowers too.

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    1. Thank you, Sandra! I was lucky that the last owner hadn't removed those knobs. I love them too :)

      xo

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  8. Happy 46! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Hwa8tSXCVM

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    1. Thank you, Kari! I love that song :)

      xo

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  9. Happy Birthday! Love your photos!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  10. Love your photos...and a very happy birthday to you! Turning 50 isn't so bad, you'll see. Truth be told, I absolutely dreaded it and "hated" turning 50. But now that I'm 53, I love being in my 50's (except for the start of the aches and pains, lol)...I feel much more comfortable with myself and who I am than I did when I was younger.

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  11. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RUE! Hope it is your best one ever!

    May you have many more happy, healthy and wonderful years, my dear! ♥

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  12. Happy Birthday to you! Lovely, happy pictures! ;)

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  13. Happy Birthday, Girlfriend! You are but a spring chicken! Love the photos. You have captured the important moments and that is special.

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  14. Happy Birthday, Rue! May God bless you richly!

    Grace & Peace.

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  15. Happy Birthday!! What a wonderful time of year to have a birthday. I hope you had a beautiful day!

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  16. Happy Birthday Rue, You are just a baby!! Love this random post of fall fun. Lovely photos. xo

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  17. Happy birthday! What beautiful pictures! I love the one of the pumpkins with the dog looking out the window. It made me smile. :)

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  18. Happy, happy birthday, Rue!

    That first picture is like a still life painting by Cezanne!

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  19. Happy Birthday ! May this year be your best yet.
    Lovely photos.
    Sending birthday hugs your way.

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  20. Happy Birthday young lady....I will be 50 in 2 months ;)

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  21. Love the pumpkin pic's and the early morning shots. Happy Birthday to You, Rue! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  22. Happy Birthday you young thing! Enjoy every moment. I'm 10 years older than you, and the past decade has flown by in the blink of an eye!

    Love the photo of your dog looking out the window at the pumpkins!

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  23. I love your randomness....:)
    and, you are the same age as my girl....

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  24. Great photos...love the one of Bubba looking from behind the jack-o-lanterns!
    Happy Birthday, Rue...wishing you a wonderful year filled with all your dreams come true, well, at least some of them!

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  25. Happy Birthday, dear Rue. You have a bit of red in your kitchen too! Oh, how I smiled when I saw that. : ) The pumpkins are cute, and you know, we have a pumpkin carving contest every year, but this year we didn't get a chance to do it. I love that picture of the snow all over your yellow table. Your random posts are the best, Rue.

    ~Sheri

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  26. Happy birthday, Rue! I passed 50 three years ago - it's not so bad. (Except for the past 6 months, love got foot issues)
    Love all your photos. Keep them coming!

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  27. Happy Birthday Rue! I love how your dogs are cuddled up next to each other on the chair...so very cute!

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  28. Happy birthday my friend! Hope you had a wonderful day and have a great weekend.

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  29. Hi Rue,
    Happy Birthday. Ohhhhh to be 46 again!!!! Hope you enjoy your special day. Love the pups soaking up the sunshine.
    So cute.
    Kris

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  30. Birthday merriment to you, Rue! Thank you for sharing these precious snippets of your life with us all...so lovely. I'll be turning 60 next year. This year one of my presents was finding a 60's retro 4-ft aluminum Christmas tree, similar to the one my family had when I was about 5 yrs old. I still need the color wheel and a Christmas CD of Alvin and the Chipmunks to complete the homage to my childhood. Good times! Your blog inspires me to reminisce :)

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    1. Awww... I so wish I could see that darling tree, Maria. I remember the color wheel, because my grandma Bonnie had one. I'm so glad you found your special tree :)

      And thank you!

      xo

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  31. I love the glimpse into your life and home. Lots of happiness and fun there and I share your love of pups so we have a bond for sure.

    Happy Birthday! I have a few years on ya. Truly, we get smarter and more sure of ourselves with every year (and wrinkle I might add). It's not ALL good, no one wants to age and get old and feeble. But you know the alternative...lol!

    Jane xx

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  32. As of Monday, I will be 3 years away from 70!

    Your just a baby!

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  33. Happy 56th. You are 10 years younger than me. It's hard to believe 70 will be here before I know it. Time is sure zipping right along.

    Loved seeing the beauty and joy in your life with family.

    Snow! It is still very warm and humid down here.

    Have a lovely weekend ~ FlowerLady

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  34. Happy Birthday Rue! Beautiful Autumnal pictures of your daily going ons. Love the picture of Mini and Bubba, hard not to, with 2 of my own:) Kathleen in Az

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    1. Happy Birthday, Rue!!

      Like the title of your post, your chronological age is just a number. It's how you feel, right?

      Your autumn random shots are cozy and comforting and colourful. Love the pic of the snowfall.

      xo
      Poppy

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  35. Happy birthday Rue! Thanks for sharing those wonderful pictures of your "everyday" life. Milena

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  36. Delightful autumn! Happy birthday Rue!

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  37. Happy Birthday!

    You are sooooo young, my Dear! Please remember that.

    Gentle hugs, Tessa

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  38. Close door between kitchen and den.... So I take it, that the den is 'sort of' behind the living room, yes?

    I love to figure out floor plans! I do, I do, I do. I do it, with everything I see. Film, tv, magazine homes, blogger's homes. -grin- But I am not trying to "case your joint" to come and "knock it over"!!! REalllly!!!!!!

    Hugs, Tessa

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    1. Tessa, the den connect to the kitchen and the kitchen also connects to the dining room which is connected to the living room.

      "case my joint" HA!

      xo

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  39. Happy Birthday my new blog buddy.
    I love all your gifts. :-)
    Have a blessed weekend,
    Carla

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  40. Happy Birthday!!! Hope that you had a really great day! xx

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  41. Good Evening Rue, Happy birthday Rue... only 46.... you are a 'spring chicken'.
    I love the first photograph you shared with us, the light and shadow is quite beautiful and your little cuties relaxing on the chair... well they are adorable.
    My goodness you have snow and we have howling winds and rain! I think I will be staying indoors tomorrow otherwise I'll
    be blown away.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Best wishes
    Daphne

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  42. Happy happy birthday my friend!!!!

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  43. Happy, happy birthday!! I hope you're doing something fun this weekend to celebrate. That picture of Bubba and the jack-o-lanterns is classic. Love it! :) We have pocket doors separating the family room from the kitchen. Our old cottage was an open floor plan (actually it was one room with two bedrooms), anywho, I logged enough hours of kids' tv and man cave shows while I was cooking to cure me of that style home. I love being able to shut the doors and block that bad tv out! ;)

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  44. Rue ... such a lovely post.
    Your photo's and captions just perfect ... and then we find out it's your birthday SO ...
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES
    ... and have an especially nice weekend.

    All the best Jan

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  45. It looks like everyone is having fun carving the pumpkins and Happy Birthday.

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  46. Late Happy Birthday blessings!

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  47. Fun photos! I love every day life! And, Happy Birthday!! You're almost as old as me....I turned 46 in June. :) Hope your day has been blessed!

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  48. Rue your everyday life looks peaceful and full of love. I've been watching CNN's coverage of the attacks in Paris and I feel saddened, empty, sick. Your photos are what makes magical memories and how we all should live. Thank you for this post and I am glad I'm a day late seeing it because right now this is special, meaningful and just how beautiful every day life should be. Happy belated Birthday wishes.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  49. good grief charlie brown! happy birthday.
    what a merry post this is. and your daughter and her friend there... so adorable. the hunky guy at the end of the table is pretty cool too!
    i turned 70 in june. and it's weird. when i'm feeling REALLY GOOD... I feel like i'm 12. it's really neat!
    but when i'm feeling bad... i feel like i'm bumping up against 89 and counting. LOLOL.
    i just love your cottage. and bubba and tiny or is it mini? i can't remember. but you have a fabulous life! XOXO♥

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  50. A very Happy Birthday. I am 2 years off the big 50 and I really must stop worrying about it!! To close the door on everything is a welcome luxury and one that I have to adhere to at times. Thanks for my first glimpse of snow this autumn :-) Take care xx

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  51. Happy birthday! Love the light and shadows this time of year. xoxo

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  52. Happy almost birthday! I am four years from 50 too!

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  53. Happy belated Birthday! It seems like only a few years ago that I was 50 and now I'll be turning the big 7-0 my next birthday. How did that happen? lol! I don't feel this old, except after a day of painting...which I'm swearing off for good after all these projects are done. If they don't do me in first. ha!
    I love your house, it's looks so happy and inviting. Take care and have a nice day!

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  54. Happy belated birthday Rue. Your birthday is the same as my sister-in-law's birthday. You could be my daughter. Smile.

    I loved your pumpkin carving and your photos too. Snow already...Yikes. We have had snow in Nov. but it is pretty rare. It is cold here today and it will freeze tonight. I like winter and snow. It reminds me of when I was a small child in MI. I actually grew up in Florida and lived there until we moved to the mountains of NC 8 years ago. We love it here.

    Your pups are so cute. I think Cheri' would love to have a pup friend because we run the roads so much.We sure are happy we are home from France.

    Have a lovely week.
    Love,
    Jeanne

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  55. Happy belated birthday..and I wish I was only 4 days away from 50! Love your pupsters! It's better than 4 days before 60!

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  56. Happy Birthday, Rue! If only I were 4 years away from 50...sigh! Enjoyed the glimpse into your life through your beautiful photos!

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  57. Belated Happy birthday wishes, like Amy I would like to be the same years away from fifty ha ha, but as it is, I turned 20 years older than that last birthday in May... so, loved looking at your blog and the pictures are delightful, and you have a gorgeous home too.. all the best J

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  58. Pawsitively spooktacular! I can't believe you have already had your first snow. Stay warm friend.
    Have a wonderful week!

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  59. Happy belated birthday, young 'un! :)

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  60. Happy 50th - oh wow it seems like yesterday I was turning 50.... How I would love to be that young again. I love your photos!! so beautiful.

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  61. well sorry - you are just 46 that's even more envious! .... Enjoy these years - they fly - they ABSOLUTELY fly the older you get. I went from 50 to 65 in three years it seems.

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  62. Happy belated birthday, Rue...I hope it was wonderful! Wonderful photos...the Togetherness photo of the pups stole my heart...

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  63. So sorry I missed your birthday, Rue. Hope is was a joy-packed day. You live in a very pretty spot. Snow, or no snow. I love the ordinary days of our lives (sounds like a soap opera, doesn't it?); they're very comforting. xo

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  64. So sorry I missed your birthday, Rue. Hope is was a joy-packed day. You live in a very pretty spot. Snow, or no snow. I love the ordinary days of our lives (sounds like a soap opera, doesn't it?); they're very comforting. xo

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  65. i am sooooo late! i am soooo sorry! happy birthday beautiful friend!! you are still a baby! and i promise - you will LOVE your 50's! well, maybe not the menopause. but you will love those years! i love these photos! wow! the snow is dreamy, the light is enchanting! the pumpkins are adorable! and so are you. always. i love you dearly. xo

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  66. Happy belated birthday, Rue. You're still in your forties, which will someday seem so young. Enjoy!

    I also love being able to close the kitchen off from the rest of the house if needed. Enjoying your beautiful Fall photos!

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  67. Sending 'Happy birthday' wishes!!

    Love this simple and sweet post :) I am amazed at how quickly time is flying by!!
    Hard to believe that next week is Thanksgiving already.

    Love, love your colors in your cottage {have I already told you that ??**smile**} so cozy and inviting!

    Hope you are enjoying this season.

    {{hugs}}
    ~K.

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  68. Which way? A belated Happy Birthday!

    Your home is so charming...it's like stepping back in time and I mean that in the nicest sort of way. Pretty outside view of your world, too.

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  69. Beautiful photos and a wonderful age! Your gift is on it's way to you! I hope your day was filled with fun, excitement and most of all....love and peace! Much love and hugs to you my dear sweet friend!!

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  70. Happy belated birthday, Rue! The decades come and go very quickly--enjoy every day and don't count the years. ;)

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  71. Hope your Birthday was wonderful! :) And wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving! ~Rhonda

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  72. There are a lot of things we would like to close the door on just now but much nicer to think of your birthday. Hope you had a lovely time.
    Amalia
    xo

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  73. My Dear Rue
    I know I commented earlier ... but ...
    Sometimes we just need to close the door on the world and spend family time ...
    I hope you had a lovely birthday and thanksgiving too.

    Sending you my sincere good wishes.

    All the best Jan

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  74. Happy Belated birthday and a joyous Thanksgiving dear Rue!

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  75. Happy Belated birthday and a joyous Thanksgiving dear Rue!

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