Monday, October 14, 2013

Vee's Note Card Party: October



 Do the months seem to be marching by more quickly than ever? Here it is October already - and time for Vee's Note Card Party. 
Monday, Canadian Thanksgiving Day, followed two days of turkey dinner and getting together with family. It was all wonderful. Our plan to put the Little Misses to bed before eating dinner went off without a hitch. We laughed ourselves silly around the table and lingered long in the living room, slouching on couches, stretching out on the floor, talking, talking, talking. 





I took a walk in the afternoon, by Rithet's Bog. Ducks swam slowly in the late afternoon sun, and leaves glowed red and yellow. Soon the branches will be bare.
 

Reflections of grasses in the water are barely disturbed by placid ducks. Such a glorious afternoon. 


This photo was taken three years ago, in Port Alberni, with my old camera. I've always loved the weathered blue bench that contrasts with the carpet of yellow and brown leaves. 

Please join the party. Visit Vee's blog to see more collections of photos that we think would make great note cards. 

44 comments:

Leanne said...

Great photos as usual. They certainly would make lovely note cards.

camp and cottage living said...

I love the rustic bench with the fallen leaves too!
But those duck photos are gorgeous too!

Barbara F. said...

Fabulous photos, Lorrie. and belated Happy Thanksgiving. xo

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love that weathered blue bench, too. It just makes you pause to look at it and think. Love these all for beautiful note cards! Oh, and I like your choice of frames!

ellen b. said...

I really like all your choices, Lorrie! The reflections in the water scene is stunning.

Friko said...

These are truly splendid photos.

Ima Weed said...

Beautiful assortment...just like we used to get in the box. Love those ducks !

podso said...

These are delightful. What a gorgeous tree and I especially like the last one the bench with the leaves so casually resting upon it

Vee said...

Those ducks are absolutely amazing! (The photographer is, too, I suspect.) What a nice set. That's the color red we long to see here...mostly yellows and oranges in our valley. The blue bench with the browned leaves is a very artsy photograph... Glad to know that the girls stayed sleeping while the adults enjoyed their meals and conversations.

Snap said...

lovely series. I love ducks -- so much fun. The bench is spectacular with all the fallen leaves. beautiful fall colors. happy to hear you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Happyone said...

All your photos are so pretty, but I think I like the first one with all the ducks best!

Jeanne said...

The blue bench is really cool but all four are really special. Very well done.

Vee said...

Sneaked back in to look again...they're not brown leaves, they're golden. Definitely.

Millie said...

Oh, that sweet blue bench! Your photos are all spectacular today!

Dawna Motz said...

I am liking the blue bench best as well! Nice photos.

Gina said...

I love the last picture too. The color of the leaves is perfect!

Donna said...

Oh, that blue bench with the yellow leaves - spectacular!

Cheryl said...

I am in love with this set of beautiful cards! I am an autumn girl at heart, and these lovely jmages speak to me.

I also loved hearing about your Thanksgiving weekend. It sounds like the most heart-warming of celebrations. So nice of the little girls to cooperate with the plans. :)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Wonderful photos for note cards! Love the ducks, but especially love the red tree and the blue bench!

Lavender Cottage said...

Very nice note cards. The photo with the blue bench just begs for attention.
Judith

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful photos for notecards, Lorrie. I like the reflections of the grasses in the water and the blue bench surrounded by gold leaves. It's such a beautiful time of year.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Fabulous - what a lovely day and photos.

Mrs.Rabe said...

So beautiful, Lorrie! Particularly I love the red tree and the bench.

Deanna

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Oh Lorrie
All beautiful cards - the second one of the tree clothed in Autumn colour is spectacular - is it a maple?
The ducks are wonderful photo opportunities - they don't fly away as they're always hope ful you'll give them a few crumbs.
It's wonderful having your thanksgiving celebration - here we really only all get together for Christmas.
I think we should have another one mid year - it sounds like it was such a lovely family dinner.

Hugs
Shane

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Autumn...captured beautifully in your notecards!

Denise said...

Oh my goodness Lorrie, these are WONDERFUL! The ducks are adorable, and the leaves are just spectacular. I like the contrast of blue and yellow, too. You did a great job with these pictures, and I'd be happy to receive any of these as a card!

Have a great week!

Hugs,

Denise at Forest Manor

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Fun pics! I love all the beautiful colors in the first one:@)

Sally Kelly said...

I love the vibrant color in the second shot! Great photos!

Blackberry Lane said...

Lorrie, Your photos are gorgeous. This is my fav time of year. Sounds like you had a lovely Thanksgiving with family.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Another beautiful set of cards...and yes that blue bench resonates within my heart too.

Jen

Carol OurSearsKitHome said...

Your duck pictures are fabulous. We always enjoy how the water looks like glass in the morning and evening hours.
The autumn leaves are glorious!

Debbie said...

OK, I thought the ducks were my favorite until I got to the one with the bench and the leaves. I just love that so much. We don't get nearly as many scenes like that here because we don't get nearly as many leaves. I could practically hear the crunch in that picture.

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

Love the ducks and the season! Glad you shared your view and wish I could trudge around admiring your world with our cameras at the ready!

My Little Home and Garden said...

I'd like to sit on that blue bench, rustle the leaves with my feet, and take in a pretty view. These photos would make pretty note cards, Lorrie.

-Karen

Poppy said...

Lorrie,

What stunning, seasonal splendour! I love ducks, and these are adorable; they look so calm, simply floating the day away. Your last photo speaks to my senses; I can smell the fallen foliage - were they dewy? Thanks for sharing!

Poppy

Saleslady371 said...

These are just beautiful. The bench and leaves brings back memories for me of growing up in the mid west. Happy Thanksgiving.

Beth said...

These photos are real "wows." The duck pictures really are awesome!

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

These would make perfectly ducky note cards!
Beautiful!

Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of Days said...

Such dynamic images. Love them all.

Sue said...

You have captured Autumn in it's perfection, so beautiful, thank you for sharing.

Carol said...

Beautiful pics of the fall leaves & cute ducks. I enjoyed visiting your blog.

Smiles,
Carol

Linda H said...

What beautiful photos- I cannot pick a favourite. Love that old blue bench....

Sheila said...

Lorrie....your notecards are more than fabulous this month. I am smiling after seeing so much glorious colour and love the golden yellow frames. Thanks for stopping by to say hello. I will try to visit more often now that the days are cooler and the branches are bare here.

Gayle said...

Your pictures are stunning. So perfect for fall.