Monday, November 23, 2015

Life goes on


The sun rises on an autumn day.





Clouds move in.


Snow comes.








It melts and takes the Autumn leaves that were barely hanging on with it.


The birds go on about their daily lives.








Bubba barks at the mailman.


Mini relaxes in the streaming sunlight.


Tomorrow comes again.


And life goes on.

So must we all.

Please stay safe.

Hug your loved ones.

And enjoy Thanksgiving.

For we all have something to be thankful for.

I'm certainly thankful for all of you :)

xo
rue


PS 
Thank you for the birthday wishes. 
They mean the world to me.
Truly.


51 comments:

  1. Such gorgeous photographs. I love the little quail. We sure have had a lot of rain this fall, and we are enjoying it, and I guess it translates to snow up north. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. xoxo Su

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  2. Belated Birthday Greetings. Such a lovely series of photos of the little quail. woodpecker and your precious dogs.

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  3. Pretty images Rue. We had 7 inches of snow last weekend so it looks like winter has begun here in Chicago. Looking forward to spring already. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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  4. Hope your bday was extra special, Rue!

    I love the story your pics say - to me it says "This is a peaceful place, where we take our time for courtesies, and we slow down enough to notice so much." I esp love the look on Mini's sweet face when you took that pic!

    And the quail? I have never seen one in real life - that is so foreign and so COOL looking to me!

    Have a blessed Thanksgiving week! Enjoy!

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  5. My dogs, and every dog in the hood, barks at the mailman too :) Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family :)

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  6. My dogs, and every dog in the hood, barks at the mailman too :) Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family :)

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  7. What a lovely, thoughtful post! Loved your photos.

    Yes, we all have something to be thankful for.

    Happy Thanksgiving week ~ FlowerLady

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  8. Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Birthday too. :)

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  9. Snow again? Oh my. It looks cold! We had very cold weather yesterday, but no snow yet. Lovely photos, and YES.... life does go on. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

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  10. So glad you're back to blogging! We had a snow that took down most of the last leaves on the trees too. I'm thankful for you and all of my friends!

    ~Blessings,
    Jan ♥

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  11. It does indeed, Rue. As for your four-years-from fifty birthday, congratulations and I'll tell you what I said to my daughter once: you know the store in malls called Forever Twenty One? I just wish I could still shop at Forever Forty Five!
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  12. Lovely post. We do indeed have much to be grateful for, and cultivating an attitude of gratitude is important.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

    {{hugs}}
    ~K.

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  13. Rue, keep 'you' well and have a blessed Thanksgiving.

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  14. Wonderful photos of Mother Nature's blessings. Wishing you happiness in the coming year!

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  15. Have a great Thanksgiving, Rue!

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  16. Such a beautiful post. Have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving, my dear.

    Grace & Peace.

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  17. Your photos are lovely, Rue! Life going on, is a good thing...and ordinary days are, too. Wishing you a lovely Thanksgiving!

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  18. What's with our dogs barking at the mailman? Perhaps they know we're getting bills?;) Lovely pictures and Happy Thanksgiving! Kathleen in Az

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    1. I have no idea, Kathleen. I tell them all the time that they're a cliche LOL

      xo

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  19. aahh, the red-headed woodpecker! This little guy makes me smile every time. You know, Rue, you take a lot of pictures of your home, but I don't think you know how talented you are when taking pictures of nature. These pictures are wonderful, and I enjoyed them so much. Maybe because I love nature so much. The snow is beautiful around your neck of the woods. And this picture of the birdhouse hanging from the tree is sweet.

    Happy Thanksgiving, Rue. I'm so thankful I met you in blog land this year.

    love, ~Sheri

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  20. I've never seen that first bird! Beautiful one. What is it?
    Brenda

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  21. Gorgeous photos...and wise sentiment. My three boys (they are really grown men), will be here for Thanksgiving....first time in 5 years...I am so thankful! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! ;)

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    1. That is so wonderful, Donnamae! I hope you had a glorious time with them :)

      xo

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  22. Missed you.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours (and if I find out your fur babies didn't get any turkey, there will be hell to pay).

    xxx

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  23. oh rue.
    this was a beautiful post in so many ways. with a deep hidden heartfelt message for us and the world.
    bless you darling bean.
    and have a wonderfully cozy thanksgiving. xo♥

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  24. Love the photos! Hope you and your family have a most wonderful Thanksgiving! Hope you are feeling better soon! Love and hugs!!

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  25. Hello Rue, I came by to wish you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. Your photos and the 'Rays' of sunshine made me smile. Then snow. Oh my. We are in FL for Thanksgiving and the weather is beautiful.

    Blessings to all,
    Jeanne

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  26. Hi there! So enjoy reading your blog! Hope you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving too! God Bless!

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    1. I hope you did too, Cindy and thank you so much!

      xo

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  27. I live the picture of the Autumn sun streaming in! Wow yall got snow!! Thats pretty too! Great picture of the little bird too.

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  28. Lovely post, Rue. I wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  29. So peaceful the way you showed a day in the life. Many people around the world do not have that on a daily basis. I am thankful for my quiet, peaceful life! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  30. What a wonderful post! Thank you for making my day!

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  31. Lovely images, Rue. Have a happy Thanksgiving!

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  32. I missed you and your beautiful view on the world and your gentle words - welcome back, my friend xoxo

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  33. One of the shots of your stone walkway made them look like copper! Love the birds. Is the one a quail?

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  34. I love the beautiful shots of your home, just gorgeous. All 3 of my dogs bark at whoever comes to the house. The UPS guy, the mailman, my mother-in-law, you name it :-) I love that shot of the quail. It made me a little homesick as I've never seen a quail here in Kentucky. Very common in Oregon, not so much here. They are beautiful birds though.

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  35. Your home is such a lovely refuge. Thanks for sharing it with us. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  36. Such a lovely post with beautiful photo's.

    Hope all is well with you.

    All the best Jan

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  37. Beautiful photos. Hope you and your family have a blessed and fun Thanksgiving day!

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  38. Hi Rue, Beautiful photos. Wishing you and yours a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving.
    xo

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  39. Happy Thanksgiving - to you and your family.

    Take care
    Jeannette

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    1. Thank you, Jeanette! I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving as well :)

      xo

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  40. Rue, beautiful photos, inspires a mood in me as to wanting more vintage color...
    Love the blanket of snow.
    A wonderful holiday season here.

    Xx
    Dore

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  41. Beautiful captures of the beauty of every day. I hope your Thanksgiving was filled with love.

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  42. Your cottage is adorable. It got cold for the first time today! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  43. Rue,
    Your photos in this post touched my heart and there is much to be thankful for in the warmth of our daily lives.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  44. Beautiful photos! The ones of birds were really amazing! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and Birthday... Happy Belated! :) ~Rhonda

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  45. Hi, Rue. Take a look at the FQ Story Historic Home Tour and Holiday Street Fair face book page. The house on the page has a similar look, but it's windows look like they might be replaced and the roof looks like it has been replaced with a 40s style.
    xoxo Su

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