Sunday, September 28, 2008
"If I only had a brain!"
My children and I worked feverishly this afternoon to pull our little porch together. They love to help with any decorating I may be doing! :) And I am glad I had their help, because it was late in the afternoon before I started working on it! :) But I promised pictures of a completed porch on Friday or Saturday, and I could just see it being more like Monday or Tuesday if I didn't get going! :) And truly, decorating is such a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
After we'd finished and eaten dinner, it was still light enough to take pictures, and dark enough to show off the little Halloween lighting we'd put up. Just one little problem~ I didn't like the way the flash made it all look, and turned it off while I took my pictures. I am not so happy with the way they turned out, because the details aren't as clear as usual. It really was one of those moments where I truly did empathize with the dear old scarecrow in Wizard of Oz, though! (Hence, the title of this post!) I couldn't not show you at least a little of what we've done~ after all, I promised! However, please forgive me these pictures...you know, of course, that I am going to have to take them all over again tomorrow in the sunlight, and will show you more next time! For now, though, here's a peek...
I just knew this little scarecrow would feel much better about life when he had one of those dollar store crows with him!
But I didn't know just how much I like orange lights until today! From now on, these are going up every year!
My oldest daughter Rose helped me by giving every scarecrow a crow, just because!
The wreath is the same one I did in August, but I tucked in some more fall~ some orange feathers and another fall berries sprig.
My youngest daughter Gracie helped me plant some autumn flowers in the old Maytag.
And wanted to "plant" this Cosmos flower she'd picked, so she carefully poked this one into the washer, too! I just had to get a picture of it! :)
So hopefully you enjoyed these rather blurry pictures! :) I wasn't able to show it all to you yet, but I will! I don't know how you decorate, but here, it's a work in progress. I am never "done" with our porch because I love to keep adding and tweaking and fluffing! :)
I sure hope you all had a wonderful weekend! :)