Saturday, October 24, 2009

Rain, Sun & an Anniversary

We have had alternating rain and sun today. Everything looked so pretty with the sun on it. The wetness really brought out the color. It was warm (72) and breezy. The leaves were "raining" down. I kept thinking, "Don't fall, don't fall. I'm not ready for bare trees!"

This dogwood tree is about two feet from our dining room windows which are on the second floor on that side because of the daylight basement. So we look right out into the foliage. It is amusing to see the squirrels jump from the roof and land in the tree. They have been snacking on the nice red berries. Dining with us perhaps we can say! I leaned out from the porch and snapped this picture during our first rain of the day.

Here is a close up so you can see the water running off the roof. I was getting a little wet.

And then the sun came out! I took this picture from the other side of the porch.

Today is our 44th anniversary! It seems a long time ... and then it doesn't. It's sad that we forget so much of our lives, but I suppose our brain only has a certain amount of space. I wish I could remember every single minute. Sometimes when I look at B, I flash back and he looks, for a moment, like he did years ago. The same devil is in him and he says the most outrageous things! (No wonder my parents didn't know what to make of him.)

We've had some great times, a few sad times and lots of excitement with four children and now we've added two spouses. We remodeled many houses, drove from Maine to Georgia many times (Are we there yet? No, two more days!). Think of how many meals cooked and dishes washed. And how many "I love you's" have been said? (At least two a day by two people for 44 years! That is 64,240 I love you's! And, God willing, more to come!


Anonymous said...

Congrats on your anniversary. Sound like you two have lived happily ever after! The photographs are beautiful!


joanie said...

congratulations on your anniversary. love the photos of the trees--i love trees.

thx for the photo advice. haven't had a chance yet to put it into use but i will and i appreciate your taking the time to post it.


wvceli said...

Wow, "64,240 I love you's"!

Amy {The Red Chair Blog} said...

Lovely photos! We're enjoying similar colors here in NC, and I can relate to your hope that the leaves will hang on just a little while longer!

Congratulations on your anniversary! Sounds like you have enjoyed many wonderful years!

Thanks for stopping by my blog to say hello.


Struggler said...

Sorry to miss this, Very Happy Anniversary! I will be so proud if we make it to 44 years... and are still saying I Love You. Well done and here's to many more.