I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse that was built in the mid 1970's, not a huge Mega Mansion, with my Hubby Joe, who is a Retired Letter Carrier. I worked night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit for 37 years before I had Knee Replacement Surgery and officially Retired in 2019 after 41 years working in Direct Patient Care ... I am LOVING Retirement!!!!

I DABBLE IN A BIT OF THIS AND THAT!!!!

" IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN"
George Eliot
George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......

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Monday, October 30, 2023

Late October This and That, 2023

 

 

 

 

 

 Welcome to Debbie-Dabble Blog!!

 
I am so happy you decided to stop by!!
 
 
 I now post 3 TIMES A WEEK on MONDAY, WEDNESDAY and FRIDAYS!!!!
 
 
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Happy Halloween!!!
 

 Well, the day is almost here!!!

Tuesday is Halloween!!!

I have thoroughly enjoyed the Falloween Season!!

How about you????

 
In my last post, I shared my good friend Anne Marie's Halloween Home Tour for 2023!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click HERE if you missed that post!!
 
 
I want to Thank Andrea, over at The Cottage Market, for choosing my post, Halloween at Nelson Crest, as one of her features from last week's A Morning Cup of Joe Linky Party!!! 
 


 Thanks again, Andrea and also thanks for the kind words!!

 
 
And Thanks so much to Lisa, over at Boondock Ramblings, for choosing my post, Falloween Home Tour, as one of her features from last week's Weekend Traffic Jam Reboot Link Paty!!!



 Thanks so much, Lisa!!
 
And I also want to Thank to Teresa, over at Keeping It Real, for choosing the same post, Falloween Home Tour, as one of her features from last week's The Really Crafty Link Party!!!
 

Thanks again, Teresa!!!!
 
Please stop by and link up to these lovely parties!!

 

Last week was the last Friday for the Amish Farmer setting up a stand at the Mall by me so we stocked up on his fresh cheeses....

 
 Cheddar & Bacon Cheese which I cut in smaller pieces and freeze....
 
And cheese curds and fresh butter.....

All so good....


We had temps. in the 70's for high's last week, which were unseasonably warm, but this week we will be in the 40's for high's with lows in the 30's....
 
Because of this, I decided to pull out all the remaining annuals in the front yard and replace some of them with some greenery that I cut from the side of our road....
 



 
I used a lot of the greenery to fill the pots on the small retaining wall on the side of the flower bed under the Living Room window....

 
They will stay like this til March.....


 
 
In the flower bed in front of the house on top of the slope....
 


 
I added the Halloween sign and a gourde to this pot along with 2 pieces of greenery on each side......
 

 
 
 
 Greenery in the red watering can....



 The park bench....

 
I placed a white pumpkin in this pot....
 

 And I put greenery in this pot.....


 




 I did the same thing to this pot....
 

 
 And I placed this pumpkin in this pot on the front porch.....


 I also took the pots that I did not want out in the front for the Winter out to the back yard.....

I usually take down these decorations right after Halloween and decorate the front of the house for Christmas before it gets too cold....

But I will be holding off on doing any outside Christmas decorating because we should be having a new roof put on in the second week of November....
 
I will take down and pack away all my Falloween outside decorations though and maybe fill more pots with greenery for the Winter.....
 
I moved all the pots that I took from the front to the back for the Winter here....
 
 I stacked the furniture and the pots against the back of the house....
 
 
 
 We then covered everything with tarps and covers....

 
I also put all the garden tools in our shed in the back of the yard and got out the snow shovels, ice picks and car brooms in preparation for the Winter......

 
 
 
 We may see our first snowflakes of the Season this week......
 
That day was a beautiful day so after working outside in the morning, I decided to take the rest of the afternoon off and spent it relaxing on the front porch, enjoying the Fall Foliage around us.....
 
 

You could see what is on my mind...


Our Fall Foliage is just about finished for the Season after the wind and the rain this weekend....

Last week, I took pictures of some of the Trees by us before they lost their leaves.....
 
The tree across the Court from us....
 
 

 
On the side of our road....


 The woods on the side of our development......



 
 In the Fall, there is a period of time that lasts about 10 minutes when the setting Sun hits the Trees here by our house that makes them look as if they are on fire......
 
 The tree across the Court from us....
 

 
The same trees on the side of the road.....

 
And the trees on the side of our development.....
 

 




 
 
 
 This always amazes me to see this because no matter what colors the trees actually are, they all look bright reddish orange.......

 
 It was still nice on Saturday so we decided to use the blower/vacuum that Joe bought over a year ago to clean up some of the leaves in our back yard.....

 Here is Joe using it as a blower.....


 
We hooked up the bag to it and switched it to the vacuum and I got to work......
 
 

 
You can see I am wearing clothes that are 2 sizes too big on me for my work clothes.....

I will be getting rid of them as it gets colder as I wore them around the house in the Summer....

The vacuum cleaned up the back yard nicely......


 
And it saved our backs from all the raking, sweeping and bending over to pick the leaves up and bag them....

 
Even though we have two trees in our yard that loses it's leaves, we seem to still get all the leaves from the trees behind us from everyone else's yard...
 
We will be cleaning up the yard from leaves until about the 3rd week of November.......
 
 I still need to clean up the potting stand but will wait to cover it up for the Winter until the roof is replaced in case they need access to the lower roof from our back yard...

 
This area will stay like this for the Winter as our son Joey is still smoking even though he has cut his smoking in half already....


He hopes to quit by the new year.....
 
I hope he does too....
 
So we are pretty much ready for Winter in the back of our townhouse!!
 

I don't usually share Sunrises because I am not one to go out on the front porch in the morning in my robe to take pictures but I did the other day.......

The Sun rises over the woods on the side of our development.....



I loved how the colors carried over to the other side where the Sun sets.....



 Whether or not we will get any Trick or Treaters this year remains to be seen.....

We had one last year....

Long gone are the days when we at least got around 30+ when our sons were young...

And I am so grateful that they enjoyed going Trick or Treating in our neighborhood when they were young with me taking them around and later with friends when they were older.....

They both still talk and laugh about those escapades!!!

I had a great time decorating for Falloween this year as I let my imagination guide me this year as you can see in my Falloween Home Tour!!!!
 
 
And that about ends it for awhile here on this blog, Debbie-Dabble Blog......

I will be posting regularly over on my Christmas Blog, A Debbie-Dabble Christmas, 
staring on WEDNESDAY.....

 
I will have another Christmas Haul to share along with some Christmas crafting.....

So I hope you will stop by to visit again on WEDNESDAY  
 
 
 Stay safe, healthy and most of all, HAPPY!!

Thanks to those who took the time out of their busy day to spend a little bit of time with me!!

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