Amber Housley

Fall Surprises

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It’s been great spending time at the lot every weekend. Call us crazy but we head out there with coffee and newspapers and lawn chairs and hang out there in the backyard on weekend mornings. We love discovering new things that each season brings. We have summer behind us, and now fall has so many neat things in store. The woods behind us are slowly revealing themselves…these little berries are ripening probably for some birds for winter.


There are little squirrels jumping from branch to branch…and last Sunday a family of five dear came wandering down the hill behind us to check us out before running off back into the woods.

There are lots of walnut trees around us, so we’re getting used to the "thump – thump" of walnut fruit falling the ground.

They are going to be grading out the soil in the next week and already putting in some landscaping…you can bet I will be out there the week after with a few bags of different spring bulbs…I’m determined to get something to come up this first year…our old house’s new owners are going to be so lucky when this next spring comes…over three years I managed to plant at least 75 tulips + 150 daffodil + 12 hyacinth bulbs. You can bet I’ll be driving by this Spring to see how they are doing… ;)


October – by Robert Frost.

O hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
Tomorrow’s wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all.
The crows above the forest call;
Tomorrow they may form and go.
O hushed October morning mild,
Begin the hours of this day slow.
Make the day seem to us less brief.
Hearts not averse to being beguiled,
Beguile us in the way you know.
Release one leaf at break of day;
At noon release another leaf;
One from our trees, one far away.
Retard the sun with gentle mist;
Enchant the land with amethyst.
Slow, slow!
For the grapes’ sake, if they were all,
Whose leaves already are burnt with frost,
Whose clustered fruit must else be lost–
For the grapes’ sake along the wall.


Auntie Eleanor says:

Hi Brandon and Amber!
These are really belated wishes but none the same they are wished with my heart and all my love: HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITTLE AMBER!
So much has happened since a little over a year ago and I can’t tell you how happy I am for both of you! You are truly blessed and It couldn’t happen to two better people I know! I wish I could say I am able to attend the Baby Shower as I got the Invitation yesterday, (Adorable)but was hoping it were a week later as I would just be returning from the Bay area for my Grand daughter’s 4th Birthday and it would be difficult for me to make another trip that soon! I truly wanted to be there but will send my gift on to Las Vegas and will be there in thought for sure! How pleased you must both be that your first born is a BOY! Your new home is beautiful and I can just imagine how georgeous every room in the house will be with your talent for decorating! My Nephew in Nashville was featured on the CBS Morning News recently with Harry Smith, a Country Western Artist who recorded his new song called “Election Blues” on Jimmy’s new Recording label called Black River Productions! I will send you his Session he did playing Keyboard with Faith Hill that I think you will enjoy! Keep in mind Jimmy never had a music lesson in his life but inherited his talented Father’s gift for playing the Piano. Take care dear ones, and know you are always in my thoughts!
Much Love to both!
Aunt Eleanor

Melanie says:

Those berries are poke berries. The leaves and stalks are edible for humans, but you have to cook them JUST RIGHT in a certain way, otherwise they’re extremely posionous.

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