The simple pleasures of home shine brighter
when the spirit of God intertwines our hearts
with His gentle Joy.

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. . .

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