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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Clean Sweep!!!

Halloween's over for another Season!

So~o~o. . .
On Crooked Creek made a clean sweep of the front porch!

Gone are the cobwebs,
gone are the leaves,
gone is the dust on this lonesome Prairie ~ for today, anyway.

Arriving On Crooked Creek,
there was no porch,only a set of concrete stairs.

Within a few weeks of moving in,
"Mr. Ed" aided by our son, added a decking to make a front porch.

However, as they hurried to finish before Winter weather set~in,
the side railing was never completed until this past week.

Luckily, no one was ever seriously hurt. . .
but I've had three people walk off the side
and fall on the first step going down.

One post, two baluster's, three railings,
supports and a lot of screws later. . .
my front porch is safe at last! ! !
Still too early to put out the Christmas decor,
I needed something to replace the painless window.

Purchased while vacationing,
I brought the ladder to the front porch to enhance the stone wall.

"Mr. Ed" attached my soft Autumnal hue wreath to the top rung.
I grouped the pumpkins
and what is left of our sweet potato vine at the base of the ladder.
Froggy with his shovel
and the vintage dust pan dressed in faux Autumn foilage
are tucked neatly in the corner of the new porch railings! ! !
Today, "Mr. Ed" is painting the cap for the post  top.
Now that all is swept clean. . .
it's time for "Mr. Ed" and I to enjoy these last few warm days of Autumn!
"Even if something is left undone,
everyone must take time to sit still and
watch the leaves turn."
           - Elizabeth Lawrence
Until next time. . .


Marigene said...

A quick glance of the second picture it almost looks like snow the way the shadows have fallen...not a good thought!

Shelia said...

Hi Pat! Lots of work going on at your place. Your deck and steps looks so good and I really like the ladder with the wreath. Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh it looks fabulous and so clean. Nice to start off with a clean slate. Hugs, Marty

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Your stone wall is the perfect backdrop. I love the ladder!


Oh darling Pat, I really love how it's all coming along. Your deck looks neat and the ladder with the wreath,it's just the right touch! Thank you for your sweet and generous comment, made my day! Big hugs,

podso said...

You have a nice front porch and I like the ladder for decorating it! And love the stone there as well. Your bedroom is so pretty! Enjoy all these little adaptions to your decor. Keeps life interesting!

bj said...

OOO, I want a ladder. :))
This looks great with your stone wall. Love your porch.
I need to take my summery look off my porch and go back with more fall/winter.....maybe do it today. See, you have inspired me...:))

Sue@sprucelakecottage said...

I love your stone wall and the ladder is just the perfect touch. I know what you mean about your deck not being finished...mine isn't either. Have a great day!

Judy Bigg said...

I think we are all enjoying your stone wall, ladder and wreath. Plus your porch is safe for all, and won't you have fun decorating it. Take care.

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

That is a gorgeous stone wall. And the ladder looks great there.

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Nice steps and deck. I love the stone wall. Ladder looks great there!

Amy Kinser said...

I love the ladder in front of the beautiful stone wall. It all looks so pretty and inviting.

Enjoy your weekend with Mr. Ed.


Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Pat,
So nice to meet you here in blogland.
and thank you for all your sweet comments, it was so nice to hear from you.

It is always a fun thing to me to rearrange a room, just adds a bit of freshness and change to life, but does take some getting used to especially in the bedroom, and especially when you get up at night,
and think where am I?? lol
Your changes look great, and your home warm and inviting, and I am sure you will enjoy that new bedding when it gets here, hope to get to see it.
Take care and God Bless,