~Pear tree lane farmhouse~

~Fall decorating and storm damage!

Rewritten by Sue, Wednesday, October1, 2018           sunny, very warm , humid still, 80''s
Before the hurricane came I felt the need to do some nesting, so I cleaned the house and  finished my autumn decorating, which I had started a few weeks ago tweaking a little here and a little there.

It wasn't easy for me to start decorating as we have had the most extreme heat since May, usually by now we have cool mornings, warming during the day and then cooling in the evening. I have always  associated fall with the beginning of the new school year, as the leaves begin to change from green to yellow, brown, red, and burgundy, and cooler temps.

I love fall, it is my favorite season, with Christmas being my favorite holiday! I love that they come so close together, as it is easy for me to transition from one to the other.
 I also enjoy the led timer lights, so nice to come home too in the evenings.

Just another visitor to the farmhouse, he has certainly made himself at home, "please, make yourself at home," which is one of our number one phrases around here.
 I love the cozy feeling of candles, more timed led lights.
 Lots of secrets shared here at the fall farmhouse, "I believe she loves us best."
This is my thanksgiving tree, it has timed led lights too!
 a few touches on the kitchen counter

I enjoyed sharing a few of my fall decorations, with more to share later. This post was written before Florence came, and has since been edited.
~Storm update~
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We are all safe, including the animals, with the turkeys only losing a few feathers, what a sight. Florence came and certainly made her presence known, we have been busy cleaning up her mess, and what a mess she made. 

With all the water around mosquitoes have really been a problem., a BIG problem.
 We lost a few trees,
 We lost power for a few days, I really learned a lot about persevering and ingenuity, made quite an impression on my family. ~wink~
Lots of rain, (over 15 inches)  we are so blessed to not have the flooding as so many in our state had, losing everything.Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

Thank you so much for praying, it meant so much to us. God is and has always been so faithful!
love, 
Sue

14 comments:

Gina said...

Sue, you have been in my thoughts and prayers. Did you have to evacuate? I am so glad that the damage is not extensive. Let's hope that we don't have any more hurricanes soon!

Our area had some flooding (not us personally), down trees, etc but nothing devastating.

I'm so glad to see that you are ok! xo

Lorrie said...

Hello Sue,
I'm glad to hear from you. The storm damage will take time to clean up, no doubt, and I'm glad it wasn't more serious. Your fall decor is cute - I love LED lights, too.

Mrs.T said...

What a mess to clean up, but it could indeed have been far worse. Praising God for His watchcare over you.

Your fall decor is so cute. I especially like the two dolls with acorn hats sharing a secret with one another.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

It's so good to see your are okay, Sue. I'm so sorry for all the damage, but glad you all were spared. ♥

Lea said...

Oh, my goodness, so sorry Florence left some of her wrath with you. But, your fall decor is so lovely. Hoping you are feeling well and that things settle down with the clean up. Hugs!

Cheryl said...

It's so good to hear from you, Sue, and to learn that the damage was much less than it could have been! So much to be thankful for . . .

Despite the hot and humid weather, you have done a fine job of fallifying your house! Everything looks so charming and cozy!

Vee said...

Good to have a report! I see that you have some work ahead...sorry about the lingering heat and mosquitoes. May some cool weather blow in. Your decor is always so charming and now you have me thinking about LED lights.

Theresa said...

Love all of your FALL decorations, especially those little people with acorn hats. SO sorry about your storm damage and happy you weren't hurt. Finding something to be thankful for in the bad. Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

happyone said...

Oh sorry to hear of all the damage around your house. So glad though that you are okay.
Your fall decorations are very pretty.

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Morning Sue,
So good to see you post, I was wondering what happened to you!! lol
So sorry you got hit by the storm, but so happy to hear you had no flooding, and we know
what it is like with that yard clean up, as we went thru Hurricane Charlie and 2 others storms all within weeks of one another about 14 yrs. ago. We had no damage to the house but our yard was a mess, it looked like a bomb went off, because we had a tornado touch down right next to our house with a lot full of pine trees, so all those pine tree tops were in our back yard and took a long time to clean up,course, we were grateful it was the pine trees and not our house that got hit by the tornado so hope your yard wasn't too badly damaged. Will be praying for yall as you continue your clean up.

One of the worst part about most storms is the loss of power, I don't mind washing dishes by hand or sweeping or living by candles light, or even the cold showers... it is the lack of A/C in such intense heat. and yes, you do have to be very creative and persevering for sure.

All your Fall decorations are very pretty and Fall is my favorite time of the year as well,
even tho it doesn't seem like Fall very much.....the last few evenings we have gone bike
riding and the breeze was cool now, so we are a least getting a hint that it is coming soon
hopefully. Fall for us also holds birthdays and our Anniversary and Thanksgiving of course, so many fun things going on in the Fall, so whats not to love.......

You take care hon, and be careful not to overdue it, that debri is not going anywhere on
it's own....if you know what I mean. Hope you are feeling fine as well.

Love and Blessings, Nellie

Farm Girl said...

So glad you are okay, I kept checking and checking.
Thanks for the update. I have felt so bad about all of the bad flooding that has hit your state. I am glad you are back online now.

Barb said...

Hi Sue~

I have been wondering about how you got along in the storm. I'm so glad that the damage wasn't worse...what a blessing for you. Prayers for those who are still suffering.

Your Autumn decorations are so gorgeous! I love the little whispering girls, and nothing makes me happier than a scarecrow! I have to agree, Autumn is my favorite time of year!

Hugs and Love,
Barb

Christine said...

Thank you for letting us know how you held out, during and after Florence. Wow, 15 inches of rain!
Those generators must of come in handy.
OK... let FALL continue!

Elena said...

So glad you are OK after the storm. I was thinking about you when I heard of that terrible storm coming. So good to hear from you back in August. Time is going by quickly and Mary is growing so fast. Just went clothes shopping for her. She is growing out of everything. :)

The farmer and his friends
Thank you so much for coming by, please come and visit anytime.

~Welcome home~

This blog is dedicated to my dear family who live many miles away, and to you dear ladies , who have a heart for keeping the home fires burning. You, who love and cherish your family, and have a desire to create a home that says "Welcome, you are loved and cared for."

My desire is that when you leave that you will be encouraged and know that you too are loved.

Sue~

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